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Sustainability

Ayala Land’s goal is to bolster sustainable development in the Philippines by integrating eco-efficient practices into our developments, from land acquisition and site assessment to construction and management.

Sustainability Governance

Our commitment to sustainability

Integrating sustainability in development and operations

Ayala Land’s growth and expansion is supported by our constantly improving and evolving policies and practices that respond to global and local economic, environmental, and social sustainability issues. We continue to monitor concerns that have an impact on businesses, such as climate change, resource use, supply chain, and corporate governance to guide our sustainability practices.

Our view of sustainability has transformed from one that primarily addresses risks and efficiency issues to one that looks for opportunities to differentiate the brand and innovate property development in the Philippines and the region. Ayala Land is committed to its role in leading the way towards sustainability, as we work with various stakeholders to promote a sustainable society.

As such, we have oriented our organizational structure toward sustainability by creating a committee dedicated to relevant projects and initiatives. Our governance structure allows us to improve our methods, manage our resources prudently, be mindful of our environmental footprint, engage with our stakeholders, and ensure that our developments have a positive impact on society.

Ayala Land, for our total commitment to sustainability, was recognized by Global Initiatives at the 2019 Sustainable Business Awards for Best Overall and Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality.

2018 Highlights

68,901
Native trees
planted

20
P2P routes

62%
GHG emissions
reduction

249,000
Jobs generated

Real Estate for Future Generations

Aiming for carbon neutrality

Sustainability is at the heart of Ayala Land’s business operations and efforts.

In 2017, Ayala Land announced an inspiring target to achieve carbon neutrality in all commercial properties by 2022. The carbon neutrality initiative reflects our commitment to manage our impact as we grow. This meant taking bold steps to remove as much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as we put into it.

To achieve net-zero carbon emission, we focus on our commercial leasing properties which produce about 80% of our total emissions. We aim to reduce and offset this through Natural Light and Cooling and Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sourcing, and Forest Regeneration.

Upholding the Sustainable Development Goals

As the first Philippine property developer to aim for carbon neutrality, we are setting groundbreaking benchmarks that we hope will become a model for sustainable operations for the industry. We are refining the goals and metrics of our development and operational activities to create more value for the communities we operate in.

This Sustainability Blueprint is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11, which is to make communities and cities safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. As a property developer, Ayala Land contributes to the cause by championing sustainable development in the Philippines.

FOUR FOCUS AREAS

Providing Value to Business, Environment, and Society

Site Resilience

We strengthen our sites to enable them to recover quickly from environmental stress
by undertaking technical due diligence to screen for geohazards, providing space for refuge and rainwater absorption, and using native trees to enhance biodiversity and ecosystems.

Eco-Efficiency

Energy, water, and materials such as steel and cement make up the bulk of resources used in property development. To address the continuing loss of natural resources, we use them judiciously and efficiently, reducing our consumption and GHG emissions. We implement energy and water conservation programs and undertake waste management schemes. We are committed to making our commercial properties carbon-neutral by 2022.

Pedestrian Mobility and Transit Connectivity

Mobility and connectivity guide our masterplans to provide people with alternatives to using vehicle in our estates. We provide more opportunities for walking and commuting by creating pedestrian only areas and walkways, providing transit stops and terminals in estates and malls, and maintaining connectivitiy even during construction.

Local Economic Development

As we build large-scale, integrated, and mixed-use estates across the country, we generate employment and business opportunities at each step of the development cycle. We contribute to nation-building and create value for the community and the business by investing in community training in the places we develop and operate, prioritizing local hiring in areas we develop, and allocating spaces for homegrown businesses in our malls.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

See our shared impact in sustainability

SEE OUR LATEST REPORT

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