Tanduay gets ‘green’ gold award | Inquirer Business

Tanduay gets ‘green’ gold award

12:55 AM October 31, 2014

Tanduay Distillers was cited for exemplary green practices in the recent FPI Sustainable Development Recognition Awards, an annual event that recognizes organizations that demonstrate commendable corporate citizenship.

“Gone are the days when distilleries were seen as ’environmental villains’. We want to be a catalyst of change and challenge other players in the industry that distillery operations should be clean. Tanduay has worked a long way in achieving this. As a corporate individual, of course I want big profits, but never at the expense of the environment. We want to be more known as a Green Distillery,” said Tanduay President and COO Lucio Tan Jr.


FPI awarded Tanduay as the Most Outstanding Corporation for waste management.

Tan also advocates the use of green energy.


In 2013, he sealed a partnership with Aseagas Corp. and formed the country’s first venture in a technology that will convert the distillery’s organic effluent into an alternative fuel named LBM or liquid biomethane.

“The efforts of our team in producing rum alcohol with the best green practices are unparalleled. I personally take pride in saying that our distilleries have gone way ahead in its mission to sustainably produce quality sugarcane alcohol, always, with the environment in mind. This is the same alcohol that goes into every bottle of Tanduay. Our customers deserve nothing less than the best.”

Hontiveros cited for leadership

The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) has selected Maan Hontiveros, CEO of AirAsia Inc. Philippines and Chair of AirAsia Zest, as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World – Builder award category for 2014.

The award, according to FWN, is given to those who have demonstrated exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own organization; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, or organization in the public and private sectors.

The 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ recognizes Filipino women who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their leadership, achievement and contributions to society.

French Baker marks 25th year


French Baker, the original patisserie and boulangerie established in 1989, is celebrating its 25th year in the Philippines with a night to remember of French dining and experience; marking years of delightful food, great service and ambiance that all have become synonymous with the establishment’s enduring name across 52 branches nationwide.

The French Baker was an idea that stemmed from professor turned entrepreneur, founder and CEO Johnlu G. Koa, who had a dream and a vision to uplift bakery standards to a higher lever and let every Filipino enjoy freshly-baked quality yet affordable French breads.

Today, French Baker has now built a name that emits luxury and prestige in the baking industry.

To highlight this milestone, French Baker, in partnership with luxury escorted tours provider Insight Vacations, Rajah Travel Corporation, and Etihad Airways, will launch an exciting raffle promo that will give one lucky winner for a chance to experience a trip of a lifetime.

Brand Boot Camp scheduled

The Brand Boot Camp, to be held on Nov. 12 and 13 at the SMX Aura (Taguig City), is a no-frills and experience-tested workshop from brand experts.

For two days, participants will explore the most fundamental and important principles on building strong brands.

With nine seasoned marketers as speakers plus seven workshop facilitators, the Brand Boot Camp claims to be the most densely packed conference-workshop ever organized. The lectures will draw upon learnings from local brand examples, making it truly relevant to the participants.

The learnings to be shared will be practical and will not use complex frameworks that have little relevance to the local market.

The learning experience was organized by Acumen Brand Strategy Consultancy and Salt and Light. Know more about the Brand Boot Camp on www.brandbootcamp.com. Registration may done through the website.

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