Social Responsibility

Nurturing Nature

Petron recognizes that environmental stewardship is a fundamental task in mitigating the impact of its operations over the long term.

  • Bataan Integrated Coastal Management Program

    The Bataan Integrated Coastal Management Program (BICMP) is a comprehensive and long-term program which aims to resolve multiple marine and coastal use pressures through public-private partnerships. It aims to serve as a catalyst in rehabilitating Manila Bay.

    BICMP adopts the United Nations Development Programme-International Maritime Organization's Regional Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (UNDP-IMO PEMSEA) integrated coastal management (ICM) approach and strategy.

    It also conforms to Executive Order No. 533 which adopts ICM as a national strategy for the sustainable development of the country's coastal and marine environment and supports UN Millennium Development Goal #7 of "ensuring environmental sustainability" and the Global Compact Principles on the environment

    The BICMP's major accomplishments include the development of the Bataan Sustainable Development Strategy (BSDS) and the Bataan Coastal Land and Sea Use Zoning Plan (CLSUZP), which provide the blueprint for the long-term management of the province's natural resources and its implementing mechanisms and regulatory framework. The CLSUZP is the first of its kind to be published in the Philippines. It continues to be used as reference in the development of a similar plan for the entire Manila Bay area.

  • Boracay Beach Management Program

    Petron's success in Bataan is being replicated in Boracay, the Philippines' premier tourist destination.

    Petron and San Miguel Corporation (SMC), in partnership with the Province of Aklan, the Municipality of Malay, and Boracay Foundation, Inc. (BFI) launched the Boracay Beach Management Program (BBMP) on September 25, 2010. Together, we proactively take part in preserving the island's pristine natural environment.

    BBMP focuses on seven priority programs that address the critical needs of the island: water and waste water management; hazard prevention; coastal resource management; watershed management; solid waste management; effective governance; and information, education and communication. It has since been institutionalized by the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay through S.B. Resolution No. 023 "Adopting the Boracay Beach Management Program of the Local Government."

    To ensure the implementation of BBMP, a technical working group under the Boracay Beach Management Council was established. Below are its members:

    • Local Government of Malay
    • Petron Corporation
    • San Miguel Corporation
    • Boracay Foundation, Inc.
    • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region 6
    • Boracay Island Barangays and Schools
    • Boracay Island Water Company
    • Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Boracay
    • Department of Tourism–Boracay
    • Aklan Provincial Tourism Council
    • Maritime Command (MARICOM)
    • Philippine Army
    • Philippine Coast Guard
    • Philippine National Police
    • Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)
    • TUBI

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  • Adopt-An-Estero/River Program For Marikina River And The National Greening Program.

    In partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and City Government of Marikina, Petron supports the Adopt-An-Estero/River Program for the Marikina River and the National Greening Program.

    Through this program, we undertake environmental improvement on vital water tributaries leading up to Marikina River, starting with the four-kilometer Concepcion Creek. The program provides for two major components: engineering (through the dredging of these creeks and the rehabilitation of their banks and easements) and community engagement (through information and education campaigns, community mobilization activities, and trainings for concerned stakeholders in support of the program).

    Our participation in the Adopt-An-Estero program, as well as in the government's National Greening Program, is nationwide in scope. Petron employees and partners in all its facilities nationwide commit to undertaking activities in their respective locations to clean up the rivers and their tributaries and contribute to the program's goal of planting 1.5 billion trees from 2011 to 2016.

    Beyond this, we regularly lead coastal cleanups, tree and mangrove planting, localized Earth Hour activities, environmental awareness programs and other nature-friendly initiatives in our depots across the country.