Maynilad recently launched its Greenhouse Gases and Air Emissions Inventory Development Project, in partnership with the Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) and the Clean Air Initiatives for Asian Cities or CAI Asia.
The project will enable Maynilad to measure its carbon footprint using greenhouses gases international protocol standards and calculation tools. By establishing its greenhouses gases (GHG) baseline data, Maynilad can set accurate reduction targets, identify measures to reduce its GHG emissions and come up with a project proposal for carbon credits and a Clean Development Mechanism.
A cross-functional team composed of different Maynilad operational and support groups was formed to oversee the implementation of the company’s initiatives to audit, monitor and manage the greenhouse gas emissions of its water and sewerage facilities. The GHG team will also explore the possibility of having Maynilad’s carbon footprint certified by a qualified third party.
Maynilad serves over 7 million customers in Metro Manila and parts of Cavite. Its concession area includes the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Hi-way), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila, and the municipalities of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite Province.