Net Zero Carbon Alliance

Every single industry today will be
affected by the need to reduce
carbon dioxide emissions.

Taking the necessary actions that prepare ourselves and the country
for these massive shifts in how the world works will be worthwhile
investments with immeasurable returns.

Federico R. Lopez

CHAIRMAN AND CEO, ENERGY
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) launched the Net Zero Carbon Alliance—a multi-sectoral movement toward attaining net zero carbon emissions among businesses in the Philippines— as part of its mission to forge collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future.

  The Net Zero Carbon program provides partners a roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by sharing best practices, scaling up carbon emission reduction and tracking, and providing better access to green financing, among many other capacity-building tools.

OUR MISSION

To be the Philippine private sector’s guiding
force toward achieving carbon neutrality.

To be the Philippine private sector’s guiding force toward achieving carbon neutrality.

OUR VISION

To be an alliance that champions effective and 

improving net zero best practices through 

collaboration and network expansion.

To be an alliance that champions effective and  improving net zero best practices through collaboration and network expansion.

OUR GOAL

To collaborate with as many companies
and organizations that all commit to become
carbon neutral on or before 2050.

To collaborate with as many companies and organizations that all commit to become carbon neutral on or before 2050.

NET ZERO CARBON

WHAT DOES NET ZERO
CARBON MEAN?

Net zero carbon aims to balance the global CO2 emissions and collective CO2 removal efforts over a specific period as its end goal. Like a half-filled bathtub with both an open drain and faucet—taking in as much water as it is letting out—net zero carbon does not mean zero emissions, but the removal of carbon at the same rate emissions occur.

As a key tenet of the Paris Accord, achieving net zero carbon emissions by the midpoint of the 21st century should prevent us from experiencing the worst effects of climate change.

HOW NZCA CAN HELP

The alliance is there to provide guidance and trusted partners to help your company achieve your net zero carbon goals.

CALCULATE YOUR
CARBON EMISSIONS​

The first step to being a net zero carbon company is to identify and understand your organization’s climate-related impact by calculating your carbon footprint. Guided by the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, our Carbon Footprint Calculator is an essential tool to get you started. Join us in championing effective net zero best practices by learning more about the foundations of GHG accounting today.

FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

NZCA is for all companies located in the Philippines.

No, the alliance is not a service provider that will implement your company’s programs. NZCA will provide guidance and trusted partners that will help you achieve your company’s net zero carbon program.

Yes, we require all members to set their target date of completion, subject to their readiness and capabilities, on or before 2050.

Currently, there is no fee to join NZCA. However, engaging with our trusted partners that can help you deliver the services and/or products that you need to achieve carbon neutrality may entail cost.

ALLIANCE MEMBERS

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is First Gen Corporation’s renewable energy (RE) subsidiary with over 40 years of experience in geothermal technology. With power plants strategically located across the country, EDC is the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company. It is the leading 100% clean RE company in the Philippines, with over 1,480MW total installed capacity that accounts for 20% of the country’s total installed RE capacity. Its 1,185MW geothermal portfolio comprises 62% of the country’s total installed geothermal capacity.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

EDC believes in the private sector’s vital role in its mission of forging collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future. Spearheading the multi-sectoral Net Zero Carbon Alliance, EDC will share its experiences as a carbon-negative company through the company’s 100% renewable energy operations and award-winning reforestation and biodiversity conservation initiatives. This initiative aligns with the Philippines’ goal of reducing carbon emissions to 75%. This is part of the country’s commitment to the Nationally Determined Contributions submitted to the global COP21 Paris Climate Change agreement.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is First Gen Corporation’s renewable energy (RE) subsidiary with over 40 years of experience in geothermal technology. With power plants strategically located across the country, EDC is the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company. It is the leading 100% clean RE company in the Philippines, with over 1,480MW total installed capacity that accounts for 20% of the country’s total installed RE capacity. Its 1,185MW geothermal portfolio comprises 62% of the country’s total installed geothermal capacity.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

EDC believes in the private sector’s vital role in its mission of forging collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future. Spearheading the multi-sectoral Net Zero Carbon Alliance, EDC will share its experiences as a carbon-negative company through the company’s 100% renewable energy operations and award-winning reforestation and biodiversity conservation initiatives. This initiative aligns with the Philippines’ goal of reducing carbon emissions to 75%. This is part of the country’s commitment to the Nationally Determined Contributions submitted to the global COP21 Paris Climate Change agreement.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

ARTHALAND is the only real estate developer in the Philippines with a sustainable portfolio recognized by local and global organizations for its focus on sustainability, wellness, high quality, and superior design. With sustainability at our core, we strive to leave lasting spaces better than how we found them. We build better possibilities for future generations.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

Through the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment of the World Green Building Council, ARTHALAND pledged to decarbonize its whole operational portfolio by 2030. ARTHALAND is the first real estate developer in Asia to do so and the first signatory from the Philippines.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

ARTHALAND is the only real estate developer in the Philippines with a sustainable portfolio recognized by local and global organizations for its focus on sustainability, wellness, high quality, and superior design. With sustainability at our core, we strive to leave lasting spaces better than how we found them. We build better possibilities for future generations.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

Through the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment of the World Green Building Council, ARTHALAND pledged to decarbonize its whole operational portfolio by 2030. ARTHALAND is the first real estate developer in Asia to do so and the first signatory from the Philippines.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Drink Editorial & Design, Inc. (“Drink Sustainability Communications”, “Drink”) is the leading business sustainability and development communications consultancy in the Philippines. Since 2010, we have been helping organizations with their sustainable development journeys, from reporting to actualizing change through effective campaigns. Our work with top companies, government agencies, and NGOs receives Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) seals and accolades from the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard, IR Magazine, PRSP Anvil, and IABC PH Quill Awards.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

We are working towards sustainability/integrated data management and reporting; 100% digital/paperless operations; 100% work-from-anywhere capacity; incentivized and sustainable sourcing practices; employee incentives and other engagement to promote/support sustainable lifestyle practices; and 50% carbon emissions reduction from lessening company vehicle and electrical use.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Drink Editorial & Design, Inc. (“Drink Sustainability Communications”, “Drink”) is the leading business sustainability and development communications consultancy in the Philippines. Since 2010, we have been helping organizations with their sustainable development journeys, from reporting to actualizing change through effective campaigns. Our work with top companies, government agencies, and NGOs receives Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) seals and accolades from the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard, IR Magazine, PRSP Anvil, and IABC PH Quill Awards.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

We are working towards sustainability/integrated data management and reporting; 100% digital/paperless operations; 100% work-from-anywhere capacity; incentivized and sustainable sourcing practices; employee incentives and other engagement to promote/support sustainable lifestyle practices; and 50% carbon emissions reduction from lessening company vehicle and electrical use.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

With over 50 years of construction experience, First Balfour continuously participates in nation-building by delivering world-class engineering and construction services for various projects in renewable power and energy, transport infrastructure, water infrastructure, and specialized buildings. Accredited as a Quadruple A contractor, we consistently maintain triple ISO certification under the standard ISO 9001:2015 for quality, 14001:2015 for the environment, and 45001:2018 for safety and occupational health. We take pride in leading sustainability among the engineering and construction companies in the Philippines while delivering infrastructure that creates resilience and elevates the quality of life of the Filipino people in this complex, climate-changing world.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

Aligned with First Philippine Holdings’ mission of forging collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future, we partner with like-minded organizations, benchmark with the industry players, and influence construction designs toward sustainability. We capitalize on emerging technologies and digitalize our processes to improve productivity and efficiency. Lastly, we use renewable energy and green materials in our operations while continuing to measure and start setting yearly carbon footprint reduction targets.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

With over 50 years of construction experience, First Balfour continuously participates in nation-building by delivering world-class engineering and construction services for various projects in renewable power and energy, transport infrastructure, water infrastructure, and specialized buildings. Accredited as a Quadruple A contractor, we consistently maintain triple ISO certification under the standard ISO 9001:2015 for quality, 14001:2015 for the environment, and 45001:2018 for safety and occupational health. We take pride in leading sustainability among the engineering and construction companies in the Philippines while delivering infrastructure that creates resilience and elevates the quality of life of the Filipino people in this complex, climate-changing world.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

Aligned with First Philippine Holdings’ mission of forging collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future, we partner with like-minded organizations, benchmark with the industry players, and influence construction designs toward sustainability. We capitalize on emerging technologies and digitalize our processes to improve productivity and efficiency. Lastly, we use renewable energy and green materials in our operations while continuing to measure and start setting yearly carbon footprint reduction targets.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

SGV & Co., a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited (EYG), is a professional services firm that delivers value-adding and integrated services to our clients. EY, referring collectively to the member firms of EYG, has set an aggressive target to become net zero by 2025 and commits to support the achievement of our global decarbonization ambition. With the leadership of our SAVE (Sustainable Actions for Value-Creation and Enablement) Council in embedding sustainability into our culture, creating long-term value, and pursuing our purpose, we strive to develop and implement environmental policies, solutions, and goals to support the EY carbon ambition.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

SGV aligns with EY’s Action Steps of reducing our business travel emissions, with a 35% reduction target by FY25 against our FY19 baseline. In earning RE100 membership by FY25, we also commit to reducing our overall office electricity use and procuring 100% renewable energy for our remaining needs. We commit to use nature-based solutions and carbon-reduction technologies to offset more carbon than we emit each year. We also require 75% of our suppliers, by spend, to set science-based targets by no later than FY25. Lastly, we commit to invest in services and solutions that help clients create value from decarbonizing their businesses and provide solutions to other sustainability challenges and opportunities.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

SGV & Co., a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited (EYG), is a professional services firm that delivers value-adding and integrated services to our clients. EY, referring collectively to the member firms of EYG, has set an aggressive target to become net zero by 2025 and commits to support the achievement of our global decarbonization ambition. With the leadership of our SAVE (Sustainable Actions for Value-Creation and Enablement) Council in embedding sustainability into our culture, creating long-term value, and pursuing our purpose, we strive to develop and implement environmental policies, solutions, and goals to support the EY carbon ambition.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

SGV aligns with EY’s Action Steps of reducing our business travel emissions, with a 35% reduction target by FY25 against our FY19 baseline. In earning RE100 membership by FY25, we also commit to reducing our overall office electricity use and procuring 100% renewable energy for our remaining needs. We commit to use nature-based solutions and carbon-reduction technologies to offset more carbon than we emit each year. We also require 75% of our suppliers, by spend, to set science-based targets by no later than FY25. Lastly, we commit to invest in services and solutions that help clients create value from decarbonizing their businesses and provide solutions to other sustainability challenges and opportunities.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Silliman University (SU) is a private, non-stock, non-profit institution of higher learning, founded in 1901 by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA. Located in Dumaguete City, the university has adopted an environmental policy framework consisting of Environmental Principles, Policies, Guidelines, and Best Practices that its faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders will implement.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

SU commits to apply the Environmental Principles in five specific policy areas: General Policies on Waste Prevention and Waste Management, including Zero Waste management; Green Procurement Policies; Policies Related to Food and Food Waste; Waste Policies Related to Events and Festivals; and Policies Related to Greening of the Campus. SU’s environmental commitment encompasses teaching, research, service, worship and fellowship, culture and sports, outreach, planning and development, administration, and operations.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Silliman University (SU) is a private, non-stock, non-profit institution of higher learning, founded in 1901 by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA. Located in Dumaguete City, the university has adopted an environmental policy framework consisting of Environmental Principles, Policies, Guidelines, and Best Practices that its faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders will implement.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

SU commits to apply the Environmental Principles in five specific policy areas: General Policies on Waste Prevention and Waste Management, including Zero Waste management; Green Procurement Policies; Policies Related to Food and Food Waste; Waste Policies Related to Events and Festivals; and Policies Related to Greening of the Campus. SU’s environmental commitment encompasses teaching, research, service, worship and fellowship, culture and sports, outreach, planning and development, administration, and operations.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

As pioneers, innovators, and future-makers in the consumer goods industry for over 120 years, we continue this journey as we focus on important challenges, including the global climate crisis. To make sustainable living commonplace, we want to act on social and environmental issues while enhancing people’s lives with our products. Although it may be challenging, our strong leadership, commitment, and assistance from our scientific experts will guide us in realizing our climate transition action plan.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

In line with the Unilever Transition Action Plan launched in 2021, we commit to the 100% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 against a 2015 baseline, with an interim 70% reduction goal by 2025. We also strive to halve our full value chain emissions by 2030 against a 2010 baseline while achieving net zero emissions covering Scope 1, 2, and 3 by 2039.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

As pioneers, innovators, and future-makers in the consumer goods industry for over 120 years, we continue this journey as we focus on important challenges, including the global climate crisis. To make sustainable living commonplace, we want to act on social and environmental issues while enhancing people’s lives with our products. Although it may be challenging, our strong leadership, commitment, and assistance from our scientific experts will guide us in realizing our climate transition action plan.

MEMBER'S COMMITMENT

In line with the Unilever Transition Action Plan launched in 2021, we commit to the 100% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 against a 2015 baseline, with an interim 70% reduction goal by 2025. We also strive to halve our full value chain emissions by 2030 against a 2010 baseline while achieving net zero emissions covering Scope 1, 2, and 3 by 2039.

OUR JOURNEY

Interested parties that wish to become members of NZCA are encouraged to consider the following criteria:

A company with operations in the Philippines

Officially registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Committed to become carbon neutral on or before 2050

Commitment to invest time and resources to further the mission and vision of the Alliance

Required to share their own sustainability progress (environmental, social, and governance)

Willingness to partner with NZCA's trusted service/product providers to help them achieve their carbon neutrality goals

A company with operations in the Philippines

Officially registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Committed to become carbon neutral on or before 2050

Commitment to invest time and resources to further the mission and vision of the Alliance

Required to share their own sustainability progress (environmental, social, and governance)

Willingness to partner with NZCA's trusted service/product providers to help them achieve their carbon neutrality goals

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Everyone is affected by climate change. The alliance provides the necessary support that like-minded individuals and companies need toward the goal of creating positive impact for the planet.

NZCA members get exposed to new insights and valuable strategies to help them with their net zero journey.

If you’re interested in joining the Alliance:

GET IN TOUCH

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