Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company, one of the subsidiaries of Concepcion Industrial Corporation, has launched the Green Footprints Movement in line with its thrust to drive the conversation about climate change and seeks to galvanize the general public into action towards reducing their environment footprint.
CCAC’s Green Footprints Movement serves as a clarion call to the public to become green advocates and discussed over lunch last Thursday at Blackbird by Nielson Tower in Ayala Triangle, Makati. CIC Chief Executive Officer Raul Joseph Concepcion led the welcoming remarks and pointed out why his company advocates green environment.
Over the last 50 years, which was started by Jose Concepcion in 1962, Concepcion Industries Inc. has grown its business to be the largest most established and experienced provider of air conditioning in the Philippines. In late 2012, CII restructured its business and consolidated its air conditioning and refrigeration businesses into one holding company which gave rise to what we know now as CIC.
“As the most encompassing environmental issue facing us today, climate change must be everyone’s agenda,” said Concepcion. “For CIC. we aim to strengthen our commitment to sustainable future by driving greater awareness and understanding of climate change and global warming among consumers and other stakeholders, and enabling access to green choices that will enable consumers to reduce their environmental footprint.”
Harold Pernikar, Jr., CCAC Director and Head of Consumer Solutions Group, together with environment advocates Marc Nelson and Christine Dychiao, shared and speak about the importance of green environment for ourselves and the next generations to come.
“We want the public to connect their everyday actions and decisions with its environmental impact,” said Harold. “This consciousness, we belive, will lead them to make enviromental impact and important consideration and value in everything they do or use.”
Central to the Green Footprints Movement is creating awareness through consumer education, with the campaign focused on making information on environmental impact reduction available to wider audience.
“Environmental health and safety is and has always been a key core value of CIC, and this is evident in the way we manage our business,” stated Concepcion, who noted how the company has leveraged on technology to create green facilities.
CCAC also recognizes that the public must have greater access to environment-friendly products so that they can make greener choices. It was the first Philippine manufacturer to convert its refrigerators to use environment-friendly refrigerants back in 1995, and is once again leading the industry for its air conditioning solutions.
“Ninety-six percent of our air conditioning products have already been converted to using environmentally responsive refrigerants, and we expect to make a 100% product conversion within the year,” said Pernikar, who also shared that the switch is being made ahead of the global deadlines set by the Montreal Protocol, which established a timeline for the eventual elimination of ozone-depleting substances.
By enabling the public to become more aware that each and every action they make today can have lasting effects on the planet’s future, CIC and CCAC aspire to empower the public to make smarter and greener choices. “As we enjoin people to commit reducing their collective environmental footprint through the Green Footprints Movement,” said Concepcion, “we believe we can create a significant impact towards creating a better, safer environment for the next generation.”
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