Employee-volunteers of Fluor Daniel Inc., Philippines (FDIP) clean up coastal areas in Cebu
Fluor Daniel Inc., Philippines (FDIP) and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) recently marked International Coastal Clean-up Day in Naga City, Cebu with their own clean-up activity as part of their environmental initiatives to keep coastlines in the country clean.
Over 90 employee-volunteers from FDIP gathered together to collect and clear the trash littering the one-hectare area coastline of Barangay South Poblacion in Naga City, Cebu.
They were able to collect over 4,200 kilograms of garbage. The activity was done in partnership with the Naga City Community Environment and Natural Resources Office and barangay local government unit of South Poblacion, Naga City.
The initiative is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, or to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. According to the United Nations, our coastal waters are deteriorating due to pollution and eutrophication. Part of the targets encompassed under this SGD is to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
FDIP, under its Fluor Cares program, seeks to engage its employees to actively take part in the preservation of the country’s marine resources and reduction of marine pollution.
Since 2016, FDIP’s regular coastal clean-up initiative has already collected over 1,255 kilograms of garbage in different coastal sites in Cebu and Manila.
“In Fluor, we participate in the annual coastal clean-up and we also do litter removal in our communities to somehow make up for the amount of waste that we produce,” said Angelo Cagatin, FDIP’s Community Affairs chairman.
This year’s coastal clean-up in Naga City, Cebu is the first collaboration of FDIP and PBSP on the preservation of our marine resources.
Other environmental and sustainability programs of FDIP and PBSP include mangrove and upland reforestation projects in Cebu.
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