SM Cares continues to promote active engagement in ocean conservation, as demonstrated by its participation in this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day last September 16.
SM aimed to collect the largest amount of trash and marine debris this year. They achieved this by involving SM malls nationwide, resulting in a total collection of 100,000kg. This also allowed 17,026 SM employees and members of various sectors to join cleanup efforts nationwide.
SM spearheads numerous cleanup drives throughout the year in support of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
In line with this year’s UN Ocean Decade Challenge, Sustainably Feed the Global Population, SM’s projects on water conservation, including the recycling and treatment of water from handwashing and rainwater harvesting, highlights the importance of community initiative in minimizing pollution, protecting fisheries and helping maintain potable water sources for everyone.
“We all have a responsibility to help protect and safeguard our marine environment, its resources, and the communities it serves,” said SM Supermalls Vice President for Corporate Compliance and SM Cares Program Director for the Environment Engr. Liza B. Silerio. “A cleaner ocean means a better future for generations to come.”