MANILA — Waste & Resource Management, Inc. (WARM) and Integrated Waste Management, Inc. (IWMI) are on a mission to ramp up sustainable waste management in the Philippines, as they eye expansion of services and facilities in multiple locations across the country.
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Adviser to the Ayala Corporation Board, recently visited the WARM and IWMI processing facility in Trece Martires, Cavite to witness how both companies tackle the growing problem of waste through proper management, transport, materials recovery, processing, and disposal.
“Improper management of waste and the lack of large-scale processing facilities are problems that we can no longer ignore,” Zobel said.
“I am delighted that we will be involved in addressing this challenge in a systematic, responsible, and sustainable manner. There is tremendous potential to scale up the services of WARM and IWMI starting with our Ayala group companies, estates, and communities,” he added.
In 2021, Zobel announced Ayala’s commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2050, aligning its business strategy with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels.
SYNERGIES ACROSS AYALA GROUP
IWMI recently signed an agreement with Ten Knots Phils, Inc., a subsidiary of Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corporation, for the transport, handling, and management of hospital and hazardous waste across Ayala’s island resorts in El Nido.
Under this agreement, IWMI will be in charge of collection, transport, and proper treatment and disposal of Ten Knots Group’s medical and infectious wastes. Full service includes documentary evidence of how the hazardous wastes are treated and disposed.
Meanwhile, WARM is teaming up with Ayala Land towards a zero waste-to-landfill goal for an initial set of buildings and estates.
WARM helps its clients pursue zero waste-to-landfill aspirations through various approaches and technologies that transform waste into energy and useful resources, such as concrete hollow blocks and pavers, organic compost, and recovered materials that are reused in manufacturing.
IWMI and WARM are part of Ayala Corporation’s logistics subsidiary, AC Logistics Holdings Corporation.