- March 24, 2023
Epson Philippines embraces its commitment to sustainability and responsible consumption by partnering with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines for marine ecosystem restoration.
Epson, which has previously supported the development of WWF-Philippines’ virtual museum Museo Kalikasan, is now supporting the Mangrove Restoration Project in the municipalities of Balabac and Bataraza, Southern Palawan.
The partnership officially kickstarted with a ceremonial launch in Balabac, Palawan. Supported by project stakeholders such as the European Union delegation to the Philippines and local government officials, the project launch highlights the importance of rehabilitating mangrove sites, recognizing their critical role in marine biodiversity and protecting coasts from erosion and storm surges.
As part of the wider European Union-funded Ocean Governance Project—an initiative focused on strengthening habitat resilience through restoration in the Sulu Sulawesi Seascape that covers the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia—the joint mission in Palawan aims to boost local capacity in taking care of the mangroves, as well as address other critical issues such as plastic waste management.
“Corporations have a shared responsibility in sustainable development,” said Eduardo Bonoan, Epson Philippines’ general manager for marketing division, who shared his remarks virtually during the project launch. “As Epson continues its commitment to sustainable innovation and environmental responsibility, we believe in forming critical partnerships with organizations that are aligned with our values—such as WWF-Philippines.”
To further the goals of the Mangrove Restoration Project, WWF-Philippines will continue to work with local government and key stakeholders such as Epson Philippines to establish a Community Learning and Innovation Hub that aims to bridge knowledge gaps and strengthen coastal communities’ experience in resource management.
Moving forward, Epson aims to continue setting a more sustainable example for corporations across the region.