Showing posts with label Water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Water. Show all posts

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Driving Change for Water Sustainability at SM Supermalls

12:17:00 PM


The far-reaching consequences of the global water shortage are now felt worldwide. As per the World Wildlife Fund, approximately 1.1 billion individuals across the planet lack access to clean water, while 2.7 billion people experience water scarcity for at least a month each year. What's even more concerning is that by 2025, it is predicted that two-thirds of the world's population may encounter water shortages, which will also harm ecosystems.

As the gravity of these issues becomes increasingly apparent, several countries have taken significant steps to forge a more sustainable future for the Earth. Noteworthy examples include Singapore's water management plan and The Netherlands' intricate conservation practices.

Singapore’s Desalination Plant


The Delta Works in The Netherlands was built by Rijkswaterstaat to protect the country against flooding from the North Sea.


Inspiration for the Philippines

In the Philippines, a multifaceted approach has also been embraced by the public and private sectors in safeguarding and managing water resources. SM Supermalls are at the forefront of the conservation and management of water resources in its mall facilities. Its endeavors form the foundation of a more sustainable and water-secure future that the company has long been advocating.

SM's Vision: Greening the Future

SM has been recycling water since the 1990s, treating an average of 1 billion gallons of water annually in recent years, equvalent to 1,600 Olympic-sized swimming pools. In line with the SM Green Movement, SM has been continuously working towards responsible consumption and water conservation in its properties.

To illustrate, the SM Supermalls’ comfort rooms have smart fixtures to manage water flow. There are also signages in the mall that advocate wise water use. Wastewater is channeled to the malls’ sewage treatment plants that recycle an estimated total of 4 million cubic meters of water, lessening their dependence on freshwater sources for non-potable uses. SM did this even before the measure was required by way of the Clean Water Act in 2004.

SM Mall of Asia has been involved in various sustainability and environmental initiatives, including water recycling among others.

SM Supermalls utilizes recycled wastewater from the mall for irrigating its gardens.


SM Malls have “Save Water” signages that typically aim to create awareness about water conservation and inspire people to take simple actions to reduce their water consumption

Recently, SM took a step further in resource management by launching the first-ever water filtration system at SM City Baguio. This facility can turn collected rainwater into potable water for mall tenant use such as washing and cooking as well as dishwashing and handwashing, allowing the mall to further lessen its dependence on the freshwater supply of the Baguio community.

SM took a step further in resource management by launching the first-ever water filtration system at SM City Baguio.

The Rainwater Treatment Facility at SM City Baguio Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong (right) samples the potable water from the SM Baguio rainwater treatment facility with SM SVP for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin (left) and SM VP for Corporate Compliance Engr. Liza Silerio (center).

SM's dedication aligns with the world’s environmental sustainability and climate action goals. Rainwater catchment basins in flood-prone areas and the rainwater filtration in SM Baguio further exemplify this commitment. These significant efforts underscore the ongoing need for sustainable practices and policies.

A Brighter Future Ahead

The journey towards sustainable water management is ongoing. SM Supermalls, through its initiatives, paves the way for a greener, more secure future.

Learn more at SM Cares or follow SM Supermalls on social media.

The Rainwater Treatment Facility at SM City Baguio, Baguio Mayor Benjamin Mangalong (right) samples the potable water from the SM Baguio rainwater treatment facility with SM SVP for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin (left) and SM VP for Corporate Compliance Engr. Liza Silerio (center).

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Toni Gonzaga and Seve Brave The Rain For Nature's Spring Empowered Mom Event

5:38:00 AM

Mother and Son, Toni Gonzaga and Seve braved the rain last weekend for Nature's Spring Empowered Mom Event. The dark, gloomy, and rainy weather didn't stop them for attending and endorsing Nature's Spring and to give honor to all moms.

The event is Nature's Spring's post Mother's Day event celebrating the Empowered Moms. During the event, dark clouds, slight lighting and pouring rain is the background of the event. Toni did her number together with her son Seve of which made the number interesting, especially when Toni's voice goes soprano with his son. Anyway what's more inspiring is what moms does for the family.

Nature's Spring Distilled Water honored the mothers with a special rainy day out, where they got to spend time bonding with their kids through some fun activities and also listen to some of the informative talks delivered by parenting experts. Topics that were discussed at the venue of the SM By The Bay Central Park included Mother's Rights, Raising Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting, Career Confidence to Mindfulness, and Time Management, Planning, and Organization. The moms were also able to bring home goodies from different booths and the raffles that were held during the course of the program.

Nature's Spring Distilled Water, from the makers of the #1 bottled water brand in the Philippines - Nature's Spring, is a quality, safe and affordable distilled drinking water brand that is very reliable and dependable due to its adherence to strict quality standards and using state-of-the-art technology accompanied with competent employees. Nature's Spring, the #1 bottled water brand in the Philippines, is the top-of-mind product for safe and quality drinking water made available for the Filipino Community anytime and anywhere without compromising the budget.

To make sure that the Filipino Community will have access to proven safe drinking water at home, Nature's Spring Distilled Drinking Water is available in 10-liters, 6.6-liters, 1.5-lieters, 1 liter, 500ml and 350ml that is available in supermarkets, grocery stores, and drugstores near you.

 #EmpoweredMoms #NaturesSpringDistilled #ToniGonzaga #SpringofLove #ToniGonzagaandSeve

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Toni Gonzaga Admits She's More Strict with Alex Than Seve

11:08:00 PM

Kwento Ni Toto covers the event of Nature's Spring's Empowered Mom with a dark sky and pouring rain. Yes, it was raining but no matter how hard the rain we still with the coverage. It was really a dark, gloomy, and rainy weather but that didn't stop Nature's Spring to pursue with the event which is their post Mother's Day Celebration honoring the moms.

During the interview, Toni Gonzaga disclosed that she's more strict with Alex rather than her son, Seve. She even shared that she worries of what her son will be in the future. Perhaps that's natural to all moms to worry about their kids.

The event went on successfully.

#EmpoweredMoms #NaturesSpringDistilled #ToniGonzaga #SpringofLove #ToniGonzagaandSeve

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Coca-Cola brings safe drinking water to earthquake-stricken communities

7:17:00 AM

As the people of Surigao recover from the devastation wrought by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao Province last Friday, the Coca-Cola System offered quick and ready assistance to the families.

At least 11 towns including the provincial capital and two major bridges essential were damaged. The earthquake and its aftershocks have left an estimated ₱601.8 million in damage in its wake. In light of this, the beverage company immediately arranged to send aid in the form of a vital resource--safe and clean drinking water.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Aquabest Filters For Good Health

12:22:00 PM

What does clean drinking water means to you? For the common people seeing the water clean and with no particles floating in it makes clean enough for drinking but according to experts it isn't just that because clean drinking water needs to be really clean macroscopically or microscopically. And Kwento Ni Toto is here to share what we've learned from Aquabest as they filters water for good health.

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