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SM is focused on enhancing the sustainability of its ecosystem of businesses and is actively addressing the climate adaptability of our businesses, our cities and communities. We have divided our efforts into two initiatives which are SM For Social Good and SM Green Movement.

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SM For Social Good

We help open doors to opportunities that are the building blocks for a healthy and thriving community. We provide access to basic needs that are foundational in achieving long-term community development.

Education

Every Filipino has the right to be educated and every Filipino is a valuable resource for the country. We do our share to help develop the Filipino talent by closing the gap in the quality of public-school education.

Inclusion

There are huge opportunities ahead and we will be a leader in responsible, inclusive and sustainable business practices as we continue to grow for the benefit of all.

Communities

As a catalyst for responsible growth and improving the lives of our communities, we are also committed to the role we can play in tackling urgent environmental issues.

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SM Green Movement

The SM Green Movement is a group-wide, multi-year campaign working together toward the improved quality of life for our communities through priority initiatives of Green Planet, Green Living and Green Culture

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Green Planet

We will focus on practical sustainable solutions on water, waste and energy management to promote resource conservation and environmental protection. We continue to build our resiliency to the effects of climate change.

Green Living

We will provide green options for our customers through the SM Green Finds – promoting products that are eco-friendly, made from natural and local ingredients and support local communities. We will also help empower our MSME partners in their own green practices.

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Green Culture

We will inculcate sustainability in our people culture by equipping them with sustainability knowledge, promoting green practices at work and recognizing their “greenovations” through the SM Green Movement Day and Awards.

Building Climate Ready Businesses and Communities

Being climate ready has become part of everyday life in the Philippines. Living with more than 20 typhoons a year on average, climate change is only going to make things more difficult. This is the reason why incorporating sustainability and resiliency in how we do business has become part of ‘business-as-usual’ for SM.

Throughout the country, we build integrated lifestyle cities to help meet the growing urban requirements of the Philippines. These developments provide positive socio-economic impact to local communities while also developing essential infrastructure to protect against environmental hazards due to climate change. Well before the issue of climate change became an urgent global priority, SM has been building climate-ready businesses that can withstand the Philippines’ regular experiences of typhoons, water level rises and flash flooding.

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SM Baguio brings outdoor and indoor into one space optimizing natural lighting and ventilation with its Sky Garden. It has a green roof system as well as a provision for an underground water reservoir for storage and reuse of rainwater with a capacity of 6,900 cubic meters.

SM Seaside Cebu mallgoers can enjoy an extensive green area, center courtyard and roof garden. Constructed with Low E glass and utilizes EchoStop for noise management, the building is designed to maximize natural light and ventilation.

SM Lanang Premier showcases lush greenery, a roof garden and green pavers that encourage filtration and allow stormwater back to the underground soil. It is equipped with a rainwater catchment system and a water reservoir with 600 cubic meter capacity based on 425mm per hour rainfall intensity. It also has a materials recovery facility which receives, segregates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers.

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SM City Masinag helps communities avoid flood waters through its 17,681 cubic meter water catchment facility. It is designed with green screens to promote vertical plant growth and is constructed with Clerestory windows as a source of natural light.

SM North Edsa is one of the pioneers of large scale solar panels use on the roof of commercial city developments. It is also the first to use its urban footprint to provide open access to community amenities with its extensive Sky Garden and elevated parks.

SM Mall of Asia is uniquely designed with a seawall to avert any damage from potential storm surges or sea level rise. Built on reclaimed land, it used a specialized excavation method providing a greater degree of protection against liquefaction and seismic events. It is also elevated above the required building levels and is equipped with wave return and drainage channels to prevent flooding due to storm surges and high waves.

SM Marikina sits on 246 stilts and is built 20 meters beyond the compliance for safety zone. At 20.5 meters above natural ground level, it serves as a first responder and a place of refuge for the residents of Marikina during times of calamities.