Environment and Sustainability

The program focuses on energy efficiency, solid waste management, air quality and water recycling.

SM Cares has employed a holistic approach to managing the environment which builds on safety and security through disaster resilience, business continuity programs and emergency preparedness. Environmental sustainability runs at the core of every project by adopting measures to conserve and preserve energy, water and air quality. The SM malls have an active solid waste management system that engages not just the employees and customers, but the whole community.

SM Cares utilizes a combination of communication campaigns through its Green Retail Agenda and the Green Film Festival. Its rehabilitation efforts like replanting of trees, progressive sustainable architecture and engagement programs raise the environmental consciousness among Filipinos.

We help ensure the quality of our natural world for future generations. Our malls are made to conserve energy, promote clean air, reduce solid waste and recycle water.

SM initiated the Trash-to-cash recycling market. This widely celebrated program is open every first Friday and Saturday of the month allowing anyone to exchange their recyclable materials and household items for cash. The program has already paid out PHP 47 million worth of recycled good to the participating public.

We construct environmentally conscious green buildings that operate to reduce carbon footprint and promote energy efficiency.

Each mall is equipped with treatment plants to recycle water. Every year SM recycles 3.3 million cubic meters of water – equivalent to 1,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

By taking care of the environment, we also take care of the communities we are part of and help promote sustainable progress.

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