May 21, 2024

As a responsible member of the community, SM has consistently implemented programs to inspire Filipinos to be more sustainable, educating them on the importance of sustainability and how to help protect the environment.
Among these initiatives is the Green Film Festival, which features the free screening of environmental documentaries for students and other program partnerships that promote alternative options to plastic.
SM also has projects that directly engage mall-goers, focusing on solid waste management. These are the monthly Trash to Cash recycling market and the collection of used lead-acid batteries, the Electronic Waste Collection Program, and the Plastic Waste Collection Program held in partnership with the Plastic Credit Exchange.
To date, SM Supermalls collected more than 11,600 kilograms of plastic waste; 2,000 kgs. of electronic waste; and 908,000 kgs. of assorted recyclable waste.
SM has also been exploring renewable alternatives as its malls’ energy source. For instance, in 2020, the company generated 9,620 MWh of energy from solar roof panels installed in 10 malls. The company has also completed solar panel retrofits in other malls.
SM hopes to achieve its goal of having 50 percent of the energy it consumes being sourced from renewable sources by the end of this year.
“We have always been an advocate of sustainable living. Proof of this is the numerous environmental initiatives that the company has implemented. We build our malls with the environment and community in mind, and we make sure that our developments contribute to environmental protection,” said Engr. Liza B. Silerio, SM Supermalls’ Corporate Compliance head.
“More importantly, we know that personal sustainability is key to achieving the green future that we want. We will continue to implement programs that encourage positive change within our community partners.”
SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, has programs to support communities, promote social inclusion, and care for the environment.
Its CSR advocacies include the environment, persons with disability, women and breastfeeding mothers, children and youth, senior citizens, and the Bike-Friendly SM Program.
To learn more about these programs, visit www.smsupermalls.com/smcares. – Press release