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GOINGS ON: Local packaging industry pushes for sustainability

/ 05:10 AM January 18, 2019

Packaging waste and throwaway culture are often identified as a major cause of pollution, especially with growing consciousness on environmental impact, and the movement towards sustainable living.

With this in mind, companies are now exploring ways to minimize carbon footprint with packaging, elevating it into a tool for sustainability.

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This was stated by Dennis Jocson, president of Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP), which will participate in Propak Philippines, one of the biggest processing and packaging trade shows in the world, set on Jan. 24-26,  at World Trade Center Manila, Pasay City.

“Packaging is not inherently sustainable, but used packaging material that has served its primary purpose as a container is not necessarily an environmental waste. There are now modern ways to manufacture packaging products that support sustainability,” explains Jocson.

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Learn more about new technologies, machinery and solutions especially for food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors at Propak Philippines, supported by the Department of Trade and Industry, PIP, Philippine Association of Food Technologists, Inc., Dairy Confederation of the Philippines, Production Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Printing Technical Foundation and Association of Laguna Food Processors Inc.

SAP Philippines recognized as 2019 top employer

SAP Philippines has been recognized as the 2019 top employer for empowering best people practices and having exceptional employee working conditions.

This is the second year that SAP Philippines received this distinction.

The annual research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world that provide exceptional employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization and strive to continuously advance best-in-class employment practices.

Comprehensive independent research from Top Employer Institute has disclosed that SAP Philippines provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organization and has demonstrated its leadership status in the human resources (HR) environment, always striving to optimize its employment practices and to develop its employees.

Edler Panlilio, managing director of SAP Philippines, says, “We are delighted to be recognized again for our ‘people-first’ HR practices through this certification for the second year in a row. It is truly our people who are at the core of our vision to help the Philippines run better and improve the lives of Filipinos. This honor would not be possible without the mutual trust and confidence from our SAP colleagues.”

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