Environmental Policies

Policy on Energy, Water and Waste Management

Ayala recognizes that natural resources are finite and that we have a responsibility towards the environment. We commit to the efficient use of energy and water in our products, services, operations and facilities. We encourage our employees to practice conservation of energy and water in both the workplace and their respective homes and we provide avenues for learning on how to positively contribute to the environment. We further promote for our employees to be responsible and to take part in the waste management efforts of the company. The organization will continue to monitor our environmental output, to seek effective ways to manage waste and to promote 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover' Processes in our businesses. Throughout our operations and in all our offices, we ensure that we meet environmental regulations and promote ways that go beyond compliance. Ultimately, we support the government's national efforts on environmental efficiency policies.

 

Policy on Biodiversity and Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

With the diversity of our businesses and broad geographic reach of our operations, Ayala recognizes that we must always be aware of how we affect the environment. We commit to giving positive impact to biodiversity in our operations, projects, activities or facilities. We shall continue to monitor our outputs and report them in a fair and transparent manner. We endeavor to create and implement projects that will manage our greenhouse gas emissions as we strongly support the government's national re-greening efforts.

 

 

The Ayala group's Sustainability Council has embarked on a new initiative that underscores its commitment to environmental conservation in a way that involves all three pillars of sustainability: environment, people and economy. Kasibulan stands for growth and nurture. The term is symbolic of the development of nature and the care given by the people.

"Kasibulan is symbolic of Ayala's mission to contribute in the protection of the natural environment through reforestation, encourage people to care for the environment and promote green jobs and ecopreneurship", explained Ayala CFO and Chief Sustainability Officer TG Limcaoco, who leads the program's steering committee.

In this reforestation and forest protection initiative, Ayala ensures that native trees are used and proper planting techniques are implemented.

Program Objectives

Sibol Kamulatan

To drive a change in the mindset of Ayala Group Employees towards sustainable living.

Sibol Kalikasan

To contribute to the national re-greening project and climate change mitigation.

Sibol Kabuhayan

To provide opportunities for communities to engage in green livelihood and ecopreneurship.

Project Kasibulan

Number of VolunteersTotal Seedlings PlantedApproximate Area Planter in HA
2016

10

20

33

234

500

800

0.15

0.31

0.5

2017

28

49

750

1,214

0.47

0.76

2018

15

31

353

868

0.22

0.54

Total1864,7192.95

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ayala monitors its carbon footprint using the GHG Protocol corporate reporting standards which enables the organization to see its overall GHG emissions across three scopes and come up with mitigation strategies.

Year 2018

Direct Energy EmissionsScope 1

GHG Scope

Thermal Power Generation

Generation Set

Company-owned Vehicles

Total

1.6M tonnes CO2e

Indirect Energy EmissionsScope 2

GHG Scope

Electricity Function of Facilities

Total

0.43M tonnes CO2e

Other Indirect EmissionsScope 3

GHG Scope

Outsourced Vehicles

Electricity Consumption of Tenants

Desludging of Septic Tanks

Armored Cars

Total

2.6M tonnes CO2e

As a holding company, Ayala Corporation's greenhouse gas emissions are reported based on equity ownership. By doing so, we are able to make informed investment decisions based on the carbon footprint of the assets we own. Our Scope 1 emissions include the direct combustion of various diesel and gasoline among our companies' generator sets and company-owned vehicles, as well as, the combustion of coal in AC Energy's thermal plants. Standards used for the computations are based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. The gases reported include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Our Scope 3 emissions cover the equivalent fuel combustion emissions of diesel and gasoline of outsourced and third-party vehicles, as well as, the equivalent fuel consumed in the transport of coal by AC Energy's thermal plants. This also covers the electricity consumption of tenants of Ayala Land properties. Standards used for the computations are based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. The gases reported include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide.

Ayala strengthens resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters by shifting to renewables, supporting sustainable energy and through its group-wide initiatives on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The long-term outcomes of these programs will contribute to the abatement of global warming and biodiversity conservation for the preservation of life.

Hazardous and Non-hazardous Waste

The Ayala group monitors the hazardous and non-hazardous waste it generates. At the minimum, all Ayala companies engage with a third party DENR-accredited service provider on transport, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.

Hazardous Waste Generated in Kg

Years:

2018

2017

2016

Legends:

Used Oil

Used Oil

Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste

Used Batteries

Used Batteries

Chemical Waste

Chemical Waste

Grease Waste

Grease Waste

Contaminated Waste

Contaminated Waste

Busted Flourescent Lamp

Busted Flourescent Lamp

Medical Waste

Medical Waste

Expired Medicines

Expired Medicines

Other Hazardous Waste

Other Hazardous Waste

Total 2,134,890.10

Other Hazardous wastes include industry-specific wastes such as spent resins for water treatment plants of Manila Water and IMI.

Legends:

Used Oil

Used Oil

Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste

Used Batteries

Used Batteries

Chemical Waste

Chemical Waste

Grease Waste

Grease Waste

Contaminated Waste

Contaminated Waste

Busted Flourescent Lamp

Busted Flourescent Lamp

Other Hazardous Waste

Other Hazardous Waste

Total 1,790,981.50

Other Hazardous wastes include industry-specific wastes such as spent resins for water treatment plants of Manila Water and IMI.

Legends:

Used Oil

Used Oil

Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste

Used Batteries

Used Batteries

Chemical Waste

Chemical Waste

Grease Waste

Grease Waste

Contaminated Waste

Contaminated Waste

Busted Flourescent Lamp

Busted Flourescent Lamp

Other Hazardous Waste

Other Hazardous Waste

Total 1,205,822.20

Other Hazardous wastes include industry-specific wastes such as spent resins for water treatment plants of Manila Water and IMI.

Non-Hazardous Waste Generated in Tonnes

The group generates non-hazardous wastes such as construction waste, coal ash, used automotive spare parts, residual, recyclable food and compostable wastes.

Years:

2018

2017

2016

Legends:

Recyclables

Recyclables

Residual

Residual

Compostable and Food Waste

Compostable and Food Waste

Total 50,957.20

Waste Productivity

(Million pesos revenue per ton non-hazardous waste generated)

7.6

IMI Global sites in China, Mexico and Bulgaria started reporting in 2017. AC Energy, AC Health and IMI Global sites in Czech Republic, Serbia, Japan (VIA) and London (STI) and Cebu (Phils) started reporting in 2018.

Legends:

Recyclables

Recyclables

Residual

Residual

Compostable and Food Waste

Compostable and Food Waste

Total 37,767.20

Waste Productivity

(Million pesos revenue per ton non-hazardous waste generated)

8.9

IMI Global sites in China, Mexico and Bulgaria started reporting in 2017. AC Energy, AC Health and IMI Global sites in Czech Republic, Serbia, Japan (VIA) and London (STI) and Cebu (Phils) started reporting in 2018.

Legends:

Recyclables

Recyclables

Residual

Residual

Compostable and Food Waste

Compostable and Food Waste

Total 39,552.80

Waste Productivity

(Million pesos revenue per ton non-hazardous waste generated)

7.4

IMI Global sites in China, Mexico and Bulgaria started reporting in 2017. AC Energy, AC Health and IMI Global sites in Czech Republic, Serbia, Japan (VIA) and London (STI) and Cebu (Phils) started reporting in 2018.

Water Consumption in Cubic Meters

Total Water Consumption Per Year in Cubic Meters

2018 17,914,044.91

2017 14,784,055.34

2016 11,401,327.21

2018 14,235,297.00

2017 12,868,284.20

2016 9,834,866.10

2018 80,938.50

2017 80,950.00

2016 42,547.00

2018 381,442.60

2017 387,087.10

2016 414,902.20

2018 383,261.23

2017 104,129.91

2016 125,340.81

2018 1,057,071.00

2017 177,330.00

2018 1,265,118.30

2017 900,845.00

2016 823,334.10

2018 73,594.18

2017 38,818.03

2018 79,148.30

2017 43,933.00

2018 232,439.40

2017 161,499.00

2016 160,337.00

2018 125,734.40

2017 21,179.10

Caring for Biodiversity

Ayala also recognizes that the growth of our businesses has certain effects to wildlife. To measure our impact, some of our business units conducted biodiversity studies and continue to monitor the effects to trees and animals. AC Energy also conducted biodiversity studies within its wind farms namely: North Luzon Renewables (NLR) in Caparispisan, Pagudpud, and Northwind in Bangui, both in Ilocos Norte.

North Luzon Renewables’ biodiversity study yielded 69 bird species wherein 33 are endemic, and 17 tree species, four of which are IUCN threatened species. Ten species of bats were found to exist within the windfarm with two of the species being endemic to the country. Additionally, there are species of rodents and snakes in the area. They also identified the presence of a near threatened monkey species, the Philippine Longtailed Macaque. These findings show that NLR is an important wildlife habitat in the Northern Luzon region. Given the results of these studies, NLR is set to implement a program for the conservation of the species. Similarly, Northwind’s biodiversity study revealed 60 species of birds, 12 of which are endemic, plus three species of turtle.

Ayala Land protects 52 IUCN red-list species in El Nido Resorts and Lio Estate. Among these include the critically endangered Hawk’s Bill Turtle, the endangered Balabac Mouse Deer, and the endemic bird species Red Headed Flame Back.