CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

Clean Water and Sanitation

Under its Lingkod Eskwela program, Maynilad provided 106,500 students in 71 public schools with access to potable water by installing drink-wash facilities in the most populous and resource-deficient public schools in its service area.

The company also engaged more than 14,000 elementary and high school students through Daloy Dunong, its award-winning water education program that aims to teach the youth about the importance of water, good hygiene and environmental responsibility.

Since its inception in 2012, Daloy Dunong has been conducted in more than 350 schools and off-campus events, converting close to 110,000 kids into Water Warriors or champions for water, health and the environment.

In support to the Brigada Eskwela program of the Department of Education, Maynilad deployed employee-volunteers to refurbish classrooms and upgrade water and sanitation facilities in public schools across its service area.

Volunteers replaced busted faucets and flushes in 88 public schools, which had an estimated student population of 132,000.

Since 2007, Berong Nickel Corporation has been providing potable water to the residents of Brgy. Berong in Quezon, Palawan, using a reverse osmosis water purification system.

DMCI Power established a community water system for the residents of Brgy. Pinamarbuhan in Mobo, Masbate. Prior to the installation of the deep well, residents had to walk one kilometer to reach the nearest water source.  With the new water system, 580 households in Purok 2 and 3 now have easier access to this basic resource.

Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation set up a water system in Sitio Acoje in Brgy. Lucapon South in Sta. Cruz, Zamabales to provide 560 households with access to clean water.

The company also provided construction materials and labor fees for the improvement of the water system in Lucapon South Elementary School, which has 411 students and 15 teachers.