The Net Zero Carbon Alliance (NZCA) has added nine more firms in its partner list, bringing to 20 those that have committed to carbon neutrality.
The new members of the group are the British Standards Institution, CEMEX Holdings Philippines, ECC International, EV Mobility Ventures, First Philippine Industrial Park, Holcim Philippines, Mondelez Philippines, Monde Nissin Corp. and People360 Consulting Group. They signed a pledge of commitment to carbon neutrality at the annual NZCA conference held recently.
“Over the past year, we have received interest from numerous organizations and companies to be part of NZCA—a strong indication that many businesses are now aware of the need to step up their decarbonization programs,” said Jerome Cainglet, president and COO of First-Gen owned Energy Development Corp. (EDC), which initiated NZCA in 2021.
Other partners include Arthaland, Converge ICT Solutions, Drink Sustainability Communications, Ecolab, First Balfour, Knowles Electronics, INAEC Aviation, Menarco Development Corp., Silliman University, SGV & Co., and Unilever Philippines.
NZCA also enlisted Eco-Business and Ako Ang Bukas, multi-sectoral environmental movement of the Green Convergence coalition, as enabler partners. Lenie Lectura
This year’s meet, with the theme “Zeroing in on Net-Zero: From Corporate Pledges to Action”, was organized by EDC in partnership with Eco-Business, Asia Pacific’s largest media and business intelligence organization dedicated to sustainable development and ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance.
Close to 200 delegates from 69 companies participated in plenary sessions with industry experts and representatives from NZCA member-companies on best practices in climate action, as well as existing and emerging solutions to accelerate the Philippines’ private sector net-zero journey.