Sustainability

commitment to sustainability

Our Sustainability Philosophy

In 2012, our group management committee approved our sustainability philosophy. We commit to creating shared value and improving the impact of our businesses on society and the environment in the following areas:

Management Approach

We continue to improve our economic value while managing our impact on the environment and society. We practice good governance and remain responsive to stakeholders’ inputs and expectations on sustainability. We continuously pursue opportunities to improve operating efficiencies and further satisfy shareholder requirements.

Business Sustainability

We continue to broaden our market presence while exploring new business opportunities. We apply synergies within our group and our strategic partnerships to improve margins, reduce costs, and increase efficiency. We will continue to make value-accretive investments in sectors critical to economic development.

Operations

We are committed to optimizing energy and water consumption and controlling solid waste and greenhouse gas emissions. We integrate environmental parameters into business operations and establish green practices in the workplace. We aim to go beyond regulatory compliance, apply best practices, and adopt global voluntary standards on environmental and social responsibility.

Products and Services

We take innovative approaches to increase customer value and enhance customer experience; empower more customers, including those with limited access to essential goods and services; and improve the quality of life of communities. We fully bear in mind environmental and social factors when developing our products and services, and design these in ways that lessen their environmental impact and increase our support for community development.

Supply Chain

We shall establish social and environmental parameters in accrediting suppliers, and shall prefer suppliers that observe sustainability practices. We shall support community development by providing opportunities to community-based entrepreneurs and cooperatives with the use of our buying volume.

Human Resources

We put prime importance on employees’ well-being. We ensure that they work in the safest and healthiest environments, and provide a work environment that encourages professional and personal growth. We will promote employees’ initiatives to enhance sustainable business practices.

Community Involvement

We promote quality education, gainful micro-enterprises, a healthy environment, and cultural development in our communities.

Management Approach

We continue to improve our economic value while managing our impact on the environment and society. We practice good governance and remain responsive to stakeholders’ inputs and expectations on sustainability. We continuously pursue opportunities to improve operating efficiencies and further satisfy shareholder requirements.

Business Sustainability

We continue to broaden our market presence while exploring new business opportunities. We apply synergies within our group and our strategic partnerships to improve margins, reduce costs, and increase efficiency. We will continue to make value-accretive investments in sectors critical to economic development.

Operations

We are committed to optimizing energy and water consumption and controlling solid waste and greenhouse gas emissions. We integrate environmental parameters into business operations and establish green practices in the workplace. We aim to go beyond regulatory compliance, apply best practices, and adopt global voluntary standards on environmental and social responsibility.

Products and Services

We take innovative approaches to increase customer value and enhance customer experience; empower more customers, including those with limited access to essential goods and services; and improve the quality of life of communities. We fully bear in mind environmental and social factors when developing our products and services, and design these in ways that lessen their environmental impact and increase our support for community development.

Supply Chain

We shall establish social and environmental parameters in accrediting suppliers, and shall prefer suppliers that observe sustainability practices. We shall support community development by providing opportunities to community-based entrepreneurs and cooperatives with the use of our buying volume.

Human Resources

We put prime importance on employees’ well-being. We ensure that they work in the safest and healthiest environments, and provide a work environment that encourages professional and personal growth. We will promote employees’ initiatives to enhance sustainable business practices.

Community Involvement

We promote quality education, gainful micro-enterprises, a healthy environment, and cultural development in our communities.

Our Sustainability Framework

Ayala’s 360º Sustainability Framework embodies our sustainability philosophy as a business group. We developed this framework by studying our impacts on the environment, society, and economy amid global, national, and local sustainability challenges. We identified external factors and revisited our internal assumptions that affect our businesses. We developed management strategies to help us mitigate risks and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

This framework gives a comprehensive view of the material aspects, indicators, and metrics that are relevant to our businesses. We will regularly assess our performance on these parameters by integrating results into our periodic internal reporting processes.

 

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