WITH more than five billion people expected to be on Earth by 2050, the concern about achieving a quality life remains. Climate change, global warming, deforestation, waste disposal, loss of biodiversity, and many other issues continue to confront us. Our actions have unfortunately degraded our environment and the exploitation of our resources have reached an alarming rate. We are clearly living far beyond our planet’s capacity to support us. What can we do to survive and withstand this?

Transformation is key. We must innovate and redefine our ways of working. In this manner, SM Hotels and Conventions Corp (SMHCC) actively pursues and lives out the concept of sustainability. While the company provides infrastructure to support and contribute to nationwide growth and development, its strategic directions are supported with strategic action programs and action plans that will drive change.

As part of its thrust towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the Philippines, SMHCC recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc. (PCEPSDI).

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