SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) launches its electronic waste (e-waste) collection drive, anchored on the theme, "SyCipLaw Green Initiative", to encourage responsible disposal of discarded electronic devices and appliances among its employees.
The firm's e-waste drive kicks off with a webinar series on circular living and e-waste management tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2022, to be held virtually in cooperation with Humble Sustainability and the Philippine office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO):
Session 1: Circular Living 101
Speaker: Rianna Bengzon, R&D Communications Specialist, Humble Sustainability
12:00 pm PHT
Session 2: Effectively Managing E-Waste at Home
Speaker: Engr. Leah Texon, National Project Manager, UNIDO
12:30 pm PHT
Joining the webinar is free and is open to all employees of the firm, their families, and friends, and those who want to make an impact on the environment. The webinar is accessible via this link.
Collection bins and crates will be set up at the SyCipLaw Center, 2/F 105 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, from June 27-29, 2022, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Those who wish to take part in this worthy endeavor are encouraged to bring discarded e-waste such as non-working computers, laptops, mobile and other data-containing devices, light bulbs, power tools and other gadgets or appliances that are beyond repair and are simply sitting in their homes unused, for proper disposal.
SyCipLaw Green Initiative is being conducted in line with the World Law Group's (WLG) annual CSR campaign, dubbed "WLG | impact 2022".
WLG | impact is a month-long, network-wide initiative of WLG, in which member-firms would complete an environment-themed CSR project.
Last year, SyCipLaw was among the 13 companies and the only law firm in the Philippines that received a citation from the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) for successfully completing the X-Trash Challenge. This initiative was organized by PBSP in partnership with Basic Environment System & Technologies, Inc. (BEST) to promote responsible waste management. Member-companies participated by gathering their recyclable trash in exchange for environmental points (EPs), which were then accumulated and used to purchase food and other grocery items for the underprivileged communities around Metro Manila.
The firm is committed to practice proper waste segregation at source and recycling. With its ongoing partnership with BEST and BEEPXTRA Philippines, Inc. (bXTRA), SyCipLaw continuously earns EPs for basic commodities for the benefit of underprivileged barangays in the metro.