Aboitiz Construction contributes to community gardening and waste management efforts

In conjunction with the Agriculture Bureau and the Community Environment and Natural Resources Bureau of the City of Toledo and Balamban in Cebu, Aboitiz Construction runs a “Crop Disposal and Waste Management” program. which trained a total of 55 farmers in gardening and waste management. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

True to its commitment to build a better future, Aboitiz Construction piloted the “Scrap to Crop and Waste Management” program for 55 community farmers in Brgy. Don Andres Soriano, Toledo City and Barangay Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu.

In partnership with the Bureau of Agriculture and the Community Bureau of Environment and Natural Resources of the city of Toledo and Balamban, farmers were trained in organic farming, vegetable production and management solid waste.

Both villages aim to have sustainable and eco-friendly gardens that will serve as good sources of free fruits and vegetables for community members.

To support current village practices on the said fields, Aboitiz Construction donated gardening equipment, fruit plants, organic fertilizers and waste management bins to the villages.

“Our mission is to contribute to the environmental programs of the communities where our projects are located. Said programs are aligned with our sustainability aspirations. We aim to contribute to building sustainable communities and partnerships and capacity building will be our primary catalysts,” said Nina Ylagan-Pedro, head of the corporate affairs and services division of Aboitiz Construction.

Through this initiative, Aboitiz Construction sold its scrap materials from the project sites, generating funds to implement the Scrap to Crop and Waste Management program, including planting seedlings that will eventually be a good source of food. for communities.