Three Holcim Philippines plants receive energy efficiency accolade

Three Holcim Philippines plants receive energy efficiency accolade
Published: 05 February 2015

Three cement plants owned by Holcim Philippines have been commended by the Department of Energy (DOE) for their respective energy saving initiatives.

The Bulacan facility received its third consecutive Outstanding Award under the Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards. The Lugait works in Misamis Oriental achieved its first Outstanding Award, while Holcim's Bacnotan, La Union plant received a citation.

A total of 91 companies were recognised at the awards held in December.

Holcim Philippines President and CEO Ed Sahagun thanked the DOE for the recognition and promised to sustain the company's efforts to boost efficiency. “Cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive business. Our company always strives to improve our efficiency to help us manage our costs and environmental impact. Our country needs every drop of cement that can be produced and Holcim Philippines commits to doing this in the most efficient way possible to further support the market,” he said.

Two managers of Holcim Philippines were also commended as among the 50 Outstanding Energy Managers in the country.