Isuzu donates to “Bantay Kalikasan”, fosters environmental advocacy

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Honoring its responsibility to the environment, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has turned over to ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Kalikasan program and collected used lead acid batteries and used industrial oil so these could be disposed through proper environmental standards.

Lead is toxic and poses risks to humans and the environment, necessitating the methodical disposal of used lead acid batteries. Used industrial oil can cause water, soil, and air pollution, with one litre of it enough to contaminate one million litres of fresh/surface water. Its hydrocarbon contents are also carcinogenic, putting human health at risk.

IPC turned over to Bantay Kalikasan 3 tons of assorted used batteries of varying sizes and 3,000 litres of used oil. The donation is in line with IPC’s continuing relevant advocacies on environmental protection and preservation, which in turn form part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

“Isuzu Philippines Corporation conducts its operations with the utmost respect for the environment in mind,” IPC Vice President for Manufacturing Koichi Tamura said. “This can be gleaned from the fact that IPC’s world-class plant carries ISO 14001:2004 certification, meaning it adheres to the strictest environment-friendly practices. Our donation to ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Kalikasan program shows how serious we are at pursuing our corporate advocacy for clean and green manufacturing.”

Through the years, IPC has conducted numerous projects benefitting the environment, which include the staging of an ecological show for children, donation of tilapia fingerlings and garbage traps in Laguna Lake, creation of a man-made forest strip in Quezon, planting of mangroves in Pangasinan, adoption of a tree nursery in Mount Makiling, and involvement in a parks conservation campaign, among others.