Sustainable Operations

As SM’s footprint grows, the ability to efficiently manage resources becomes a top priority. It affects both the performance of the Company and the environment from which resources are extracted. SM is committed towards responsible consumptions, systematically implementing mitigation measures and tracking metrics on a regular basis.

Energy 

To achieve efficiences, the Company regularly observes and audits resource consumption in daily operations in order to identify areas for reform or improvement. Amoung the SM group, SM Supermalls consistently measure its energy consumptions and has invested in solar energy.

Water

SM Supermalls treats and recycles water to help avoid additional withdrawal of water from the environment. It also makes use of sewage treatent plants to treate waste water and becomes part of the non-potable water supply for the mall operations.

Environment 

SM Supermalls monitors its waste generation as well as the implementation of policies on propoer disposal. In 2015, about 4.4 million kg of waste was generated by the malls of which 38% was reused and recycled.

Air

Majority of SM Supermalls' GHG emissions comes from electricity consumption of both the mall operations and mall tenants. SM focuses on energy efficienes and the management of air conditioning systems which prevented emissions of about 110 thousand tonnes of CO2.

My Own Bag | Grow A Million Trees

SM's retail group promotes the use of re-usable shopping bags to its customers of which sale proceeds go to the Grow a Million Trees program.

 

 

Sustainable Tourism

SM's leading examples for its conservation and preservation efforts is in its Hamilo Coast development in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is uniquely situated at the apex of the Verde Island Passage, the most vibrant areas of the global Coral Triangle which is the world's center for marine biodiversity. With such rich natural life on land and under water, it is Hamilo's mission to be a sustainable resort operation with conservation and preservation to be one of its primary concerns.

Preservation of Mangroves

Hamilo has made efforts to preserve 10 hectares of mangroves along the shoreline of one of Hamilo's coasts.

Conservation of Oliver Ridley Turtles

Hamilo helps the conservation of Oliver Ridley Turtles which released 77 hatchlings in 2015.

Marine Protected Areas

Hamilo initiated the declaration of 3 coves to be Marine Protected Areas which are now regularly monitored.

Protection of Bird Species

There are 82 bird species recorded and protected at the Pico de Loro cove.