West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) was recently recognized for its education initiatives during the 9th Annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit & Awards held in Langkawi, Malaysia.
The company won a Gold Award under the “Excellence in Provision of Literacy and Education Category” for the implementation of sustainable programs through its education arm, the Maynilad Water Academy (MWA).
MWA’s programs aim to attain large-scale literacy and education improvements among children and adults. MWA has hosted 141 study tours in the past five years, reaching more than 4,500 students and sharing with them the basics of water and wastewater management. MWA also spearheaded the conduct of training programs, mentoring sessions, technical assessments, as well as twinning programs, in partnership with local and international organizations.
“This recognition from the Global CSR Awards is a clear validation of the success of our efforts in creating a positive social impact through literacy and education. Since it was formed five years ago. the Maynilad Water Academy is staying true to its vision of becoming the thought leader in water and sanitation,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
In 2016, Maynilad also won recognitions from the Global CSR Awards, namely: a Platinum Award under the Best Environmental Excellence Category for the development of its “Sanitation Safety Plan”, “Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollutants Inventory”, and “Energy Management System”; and a Gold Award under the Best Community Program Category for its Twinning Partnership with Nepal for Non-Revenue Water Management.
The Global CSR Awards 2017 is Asia’s most prestigious recognition awards program for Corporate Social Responsibility. It recognizes outstanding and innovative programs that demonstrate the company’s leadership, sincerity and commitment in incorporating ethical values, compliance with legal requirements, and respect for individuals, communities and the environment in the way they do business.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.
PHOTO CAPTION: Maynilad Water Academy executive director Rodora N. Gamboa receives the Gold Award for “Excellence in Provision of Literacy and Education” from Ramesh Kana, President of UN Global Compact Network, Malaysia For Tomorrow, during the 9th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards held in Malaysia.