Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) was awarded the ECOSWITCH Planet Award for Energy Efficiency and was also given the ECOSWITCH Certification Award in the recently concluded 2012 ECOSWITCH Awards.
Early this year, MMPC joined the Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability (GPIoS) Project.
The GPIoS is one of the four SWITCH projects implemented in the Philippines. It is funded by the European Union with the intention of generating economic profit by simultaneously increasing resource efficiency and minimizing environmental impact among companies. The The GPIOS Team conducted its initial and final assessments in May and August 2012, respectively, for on-site consultation and validation of performance.
MMPC’s energy conservation efforts include reduction of heat-run time of generators, upgrade of air compressors from local to central control, inspection of air lines and repair of air leaks, limiting of air-conditioning temperature to within 24-26oC, turning off of unnecessary lights and equipment during break periods or when not in use, optimization of materials delivery frequency, deletion of unnecessary parts, and replacement of fluorescent lights with LED. Other projects include decontamination of hazardous paint cans using recycled solvent, improvement of solvent application method, and use of returnable racks. Such programs helped cut production or maintenance costs and increase the company’s economical and ecological efficiency.
Although the Awarding Ceremony marks the end of the second phase of the program, MMPC shall continuously improve its environmental performance. More green programs are being conceptualized as a demonstration of MMPC’s sincere commitment towards working on the preservation of the environment. Green Procurement, Green Dealerships, rehabilitation of the capacitor bank, installation of waterless urinals, and rainwater recovery are among these. MMPC believes that effective management of the environment entails team work, it envisions cost-saving projects that would help its suppliers, dealers, and customers manage their own emissions, as it manages its own. As the company takes pride in its new endeavor, everyone is challenged to contribute to a greener future.