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Sustainability Blueprint

Our commitment to improving lives of Filipinos is clearly defined by the pathways of access and inclusivity, productivity and competitiveness, responsible growth and innovation.

We align our aspiration to address societal gaps with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with the Blueprint serving as our primary guide in ensuring we hit our milestones in our drive to contribute meaningfully to the Global Goals. Guided by the Blueprint, we value potential, reinvent businesses, and transform communities

The Blueprint exemplifies the bold leadership and the shared vision of the Ayala Group, positioning ourselves as the partner of choice in inclusive, sustainable, and resilient growth. Through our businesses, we ensure that every Filipino has access to the necessary infrastructure, technology, social services, and innovative solutions to help improve their lives, with the hope of uplifting vulnerable sectors of our society.

With this Integrated Report, we recognize our champions, our different business units, and their respective SDG targets as we continue to address the prevailing challenges of marginalization, untapped potential, and irresponsible growth. Guided by the Blueprint, our champions review each of their strategies and targets every two to three years to ensure their relevance against the evolving needs, fast-changing innovations, and complex situations of today’s world.

Building on our market leadership, nurturing businesses that comprise a diverse and resilient portfolio, and cultivating a risk-aware culture will further drive our growth towards a future-proof Ayala Corporation.

Access & Inclusivity

Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI)

2030 Target

To support anti-poverty frameworks resulting in 50 percent reduction of extreme poverty in AFI project areas

AC Health

2030 Target

To champion Universal Health Coverage in the country by providing the largest primary care network, expanding access to quality and affordable medicines, and improving essential hospital and specialty services, touching the lives of one in five Filipinos

iPEOPLE

2030 Target

To help ensure equal access for all women and men for 85 percent (1,258,095) of nonworking population (aged 15 to 24) to affordable and quality secondary and tertiary education, including university, through our own schools and helping other institutions

Manila Water

2030 Target

To provide equitable, reliable, and safe water access in all its concessions, and continuously increase access to new markets

Productivity & Competitiveness

Ayala Corporation

2030 Target

To support full and productive employment and decent work for all and equal pay for work of equal value by ensuring employment remuneration is 10 to 20 percent above the industry average

BPI

2030 Target

To expand access to banking and financial services to 25 percent of the underbanked population of the Philippines (addressable C and D markets)

Globe Telecom

2030 Target

To lead the country’s digital transformation by significantly increasing access to information and communications technology for consumers and businesses, providing universal and affordable internet access in the Philippines for 90 percent of the population

AC Infrastructure

2030 Target

To upgrade infrastructure to make them sustainable, with increased resource efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes with 36,135 tons CO2 equivalent avoided

Ayala Land

2030 Target

To enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization by increasing sevenfold the number of launched affordable housing units

Responsible Growth & Innovation

AC Energy

2030 Target

To increase its renewable energy portfolio to 5,000 MW in the Philippines and in foreign markets

AC Industrials

2030 Target

To enable the first Philippine- manufactured, commercially viable, and marketaccepted electric vehicle, resulting in reduced emissions. For AC Automotive to promote low emission vehicles, ensuring that each brand offers a minimum of one model not fully dependent on a combustion engine powertrain. Globally and on the manufacturing side, for IMI to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization by demonstrating manufacturing value add of US$1 billion across all developing countries where it has operations

Ayala Corporation

2030 Target

To achieve an ambitious material footprint that demonstrates sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

Ayala Corporation

2030 Target

To strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards to natural disasters across all its sites resulting in minimal casualties

2021 Progress

For its Sustainable Livelihood sites, AFI has reached 70 percent of its target, even as it currently develops poverty indicators for Youth Leadership and Education areas.

Health centers in Mindoro supported by AFI gave free consultations and health counseling, free medicines and vitamins, vaccine orientations and health sessions to 1,654 indigenous peoples.

Some 200 students in AFI-supported daycare centers benefitted from feeding programs and access to educational toys and supplies. Online learning was facilitated with the availability of gadgets. Teachers received training and allowances for online learning and teaching. Parents also took part in vaccination drives, and validation of beneficiaries for Covid-19 pandemic relief distribution.

Tablets for online learning and teaching, and internet load allowances were provided to3,382 students and1,863 teachers in CENTEX and ProFuturo Schools, which enabled them to take part in virtual field trips, podcast enrichment sessions, an after-hour violin virtual summer camp, arts and dance sessions; and mentoring sessions, module writeshops, and continuing education for teachers. Even parents had webinars on parenting in the time of pandemic, financial mindfulness, COVID vaccine orientation, and mentoring for small enterprise development. A total of 273 scholars also received free tuition fee grants.

Progress

Since the launch of its commitment, AC Health has touched over 5.8 million lives, achieving 23 percent of its target.

To better align with changes in its portfolio, considering the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, AC Health revisits its target for 2030, and continues to expand its facilities and investments in digital health, pharmaceuticals, clinics, hospitals, and other partnerships.

Progress

Based on the enrollment and total students reached as of December 31, 2021, iPeople is at 12 percent of its target.

One of the IPO schools, Mapua University, is among the five Philippine universities included in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, the only global performance tables that assess universities against the UN SDGs. Mapua University is also among the 14 Philippine universities included in the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings, with a rank of #501-550.

Progress

Water connections grew by 12 percent from 2018.

Manila Water continued to increase access as it expanded to Calbayog (2019) and Tanauan (2020), and expanded to new markets.

Progress

ACEN’s pro forma attributable renewable energy capacity reached ~3,300 MW*, two thirds its 5,000 MW target.

"This includes the impact of recently announced transactions with UPC and Northwind shareholders approved by the Board in Oct 2021, subject to regulatory approvals"

Progress

Ayala has already reached its target for 2030 of giving remuneration that is 10-20 percent above the industry average, and continues to improve the processes and programs to ensure employee engagement and productivity. There will be a review for this target to see how best to approach a group-wide implementation.

Progress

Focusing on onboarding clients through the digital infrastructure we set up in 2019 to increase our reach among the underbanked population, BPI has reached 7 percent of its 2030 target.

Progress

As of end-December 2021, Globe logged over 1.62 million devices in its 5G network, reaching 96 percent of NCR and 84 percent of key VisMin cities in terms of 5G coverage. Globe has also reached: 86.8 million mobile subscribers; 3.7 million total home broadband subscribers; 4.5 million merchants and social sellers.

Globe Network closed 2021 with substantial improvements across all Ookla metrics, maintaining a mobile consistency score in NCR, at par with global benchmarks, and its 5G data traffic zoomed 27 times. Globe topped the Method Research 2021 Mobile Operators Survey as the Philippines’ favorite telco brand.

Progress

Logistics ventures are currently establishing baselines and mechanisms to account for GHG emissions avoided, and implementing technological improvements to achieve target efficiencies with lower carbon footprint.

AC Infra continues to invest in financial infrastructure and upgrade its technologies across different businesses to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. Its toll road project has adapted to the market’s demand for cashless payments. Its rail business served 35 million riders in 2021.

Progress

IMI continues to deliver emerging technologies for automotive, smart energy, and connectivity solutions in 22 plants across the globe. Its current manufacturing value is at US$419 million, setting it on the road to achieve its 2030 target.

The AC Motors-KTM joint venture factory in Laguna has manufactured over 30,000 motorcycles since inauguration in 2017, mostly for export to China. Domestically, there was a 52-percent growth in Philippine KTM sales in 2021, driven by introduction of new models and normalization of two-wheel demand.

Progress

Ayala Land launched a total of 3,632 Amaia and Bellavita units in 2021, more than double the number in 2020, reaching 18 percent of the 2030 target.

Progress

Ayala Corporation is working towards developing a group-wide waste reduction program aligned with its strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Progress

In October 2021, Ayala Corp. announced its commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. We partnered with leading global climate solutions provider South Pole to account for our emissions and develop a roadmap for our net-zero ambition.

We remain firm in our belief that sustainability is key in lifting the lives of the disadvantaged Filipinos.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals since its launch in 2015.

We continue to be strategic and focused as a group. As we move forward with our journey with the Ayala Sustainability Blueprint, we are deliberately monitoring and evaluating our progress, making changes whenever necessary, and allocating resources more appropriately, so that our business truly create shared value.