Speakers from various industries graced the activity to discuss about how certain businesses can help curb the effects of global warming. Among the able speakers were DENR’s Engr. Nestor Patnugot, ICT Davao President Bert Barriga, Metro Ace Innovplas Marketing Manager Benedick Salvador, Mindanawon Foundation Executive Director Perpy Tio, Jollibee Store Manager Ronaele Autencio and Crystal Seas Handwoven Products’ Carmaela Alcantara. This year’s Green Retail Agenda had a theme “Moving Towards Sustainability”.
“We strive to make SM Malls greener, implement efficient and sustainable practices into our mall operations. These sustainability practices are becoming common as the environment movement continues to flourish. It (sustainable environmental practices) gives retailers and us in the shopping mall a certain level of credibility and integrity as well as positive image with our stakeholder,” says SM City Davao Mall Manager Lynette Lopez.
ICT Davao President Bert Barriga discusses e-wastes.
SM Supermalls has been known as a staunch advocate of environmental causes. Sustainability is manifested in SM’s implementation of environmental programs involving energy and water conservation, air quality efficiency, waste management and other activities which encourage customer and community participation.
Innovplas Marketing Manager Benedick Salvador on recycled plastic.
The Green Retail Agenda 2010 was also made possible by the Camera Club of Davao, Jollibee Foods, Garden Classics and Picture City.
On June 8, 2010, SM Prime Holdings is set to bring to Manila former US Vice President Al Gore for a lecture-forum where Gore will be presenting an updated version of his multi-awarded and much acclaimed “An Inconvenient Truth”. This time, focusing on the effects on global warming in Asia.
For details of the Al Gore event, interested parties may call 297.6998. Ticket bookings may be coursed through www.ticketnet.com.ph.