Our Sustainability Philosophy
We align our objectives with national development goals. Operating in various sectors of the economy, we realize that it is imperative to create value not only for our businesses but also for the communities where we operate and the environment that we impact. 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We promote quality education, gainful micro-enterprises, a healthy environment, and cultural development in our communities.
Adopted by the Ayala Group Management Committee on the 28th day of September 2012 at the Tower One, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines.