The Program on Environment focuses on responsible solid waste management, information and education programs and community partnerships that promote care for the environment.

We partner with the community, local and national government agencies, business partners, employees and  service providers, and engage them to collectively care for the environment. Some of our projects include the monthly Trash to Cash Recycling Market, quarterly screening of the Green Film Festival, regular Coastal Cleanups, and internal paper recycling campaign. The program also supports global celebrations such as Earth Hour and Earth Day.

Our partners include the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP), Climate Change Commission, World Wildlife Fund Philippines (WWF), International Coastal Clean Up Group, Embassy of the United States of America to the Philippines, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and SM Cinema, amongst others.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Trash to Cash

The Trash to Cash Recycling Market aims to educate the community about the importance of responsible solid waste management. Customers bring their recyclables to the mall in exchange for cash. It is held every month across all SM Malls.

 

Green Film Festival

It is an information and education program that aims to educate the youth about critical environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity and recycling solid waste amongst other. Environmental documentaries are shown for free to high school students at select SM Cinemas.

 

Regular Bay Cleanup & The International Coastal Cleanup

SM Mall of Asia and SM By the Bay conduct quarterly cleanup activities at the bay area of the mall. This is done by mall employees, tenants, security and janitorial personnel.

Likewise, SM By the Bay has been the regular partner and venue of the annual International Costal Clean Up Celebration. In 2019, more than 5,00 volunteers showed up, comprised of students, employees, tenants, community partners and government partners. More than 34 tons of solid waste were collected from the cleanup drive.