SM to hold Cleanup Drive
SM by the BAY, in partnership with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., will hold its quarterly Cleanup Drive on May 18, 2019, 6AM at the Central Park of SM by the BAY, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
This aims to mobilize and educate the public on the importance of protecting waterways such as beaches, rivers, and the bay, to keep them free from litter and commercial trash. SM by the BAY’s regular cleanup drives support the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program, and has been in place since 2015. This initiative forms part of SM’s commitment to the government, which will be followed by a cleanup of the portion of Parañaque waterways.
Representatives from Pasay City CENRO (City Environment Office), Non-government organizations, employees from the US Embassy, local community, and employee volunteers from SM are expected to participate in the quarterly cleanup activity.
“Coastal areas are important to everyone, especially for the marine ecosystem. As a member of the community, we want to do our share to achieve its healthy state. With this event, we are grateful to work with the local government and the community in caring for our bay and for the environment,” said Perkin So, SM Mall of Asia Senior Asst. Vice President for Operations.
SM by the BAY regularly conducts cleanup drives and other environment initiatives led by its employees, community members and partners from the government and private sector. Every third Saturday of September, SM by the BAY leads the International Coastal Cleanup for Metro Manila in support of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.
SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Environment and Sustainability, Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Senior Citizens and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy).
Other environment and sustainability programs of SM include solar panel rooftop installations which promote the use of clean energy; water recycling treatment for all malls, wherein all recycled water is used back for non-potable and industrial needs; the Automated Weather Stations; the monthly Trash-to-Cash Recycling Market; and the Green Film Festival, to name a few.
As a responsible integrated property developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change in the communities that it supports. To know more about SM Cares, you may visit www.smcares.com.ph, www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares or send an e-mail to email@example.com.