This report is the first of its kind in the country. It showcases the preliminary results of the online portal’s survey on how businesses are aligning their core business processes, activities, and initiatives with the SDGs.
The narratives presented here are based on actual contributions and desk research. It highlights 139 initiatives from 75 reporting companies, of which 40% are voluntary submissions through the portal and 60% are sourced from publicly-disclosed information through desk research.
Most of the initiatives presented here began before the SDGs were launched. Their inclusion reminds us that the private sector was already in the business of sustainable development even before its tenets were formally articulated into the 17 Global Goals.
Farmers trained in coffee farming through Nestlé’s NESCAFE Plan
marginal farmers, farmers' dependents, argrarian reform beneficiaries under the Shell SAKA and IFBS
given integrated support under Shell's ISIP Project
Using the power of entrepreneurship in innovating constantly and moving strategically, businesses in the Philippines can find a host of exciting opportunities in growing our agricultural sector, which for so long has stayed as one of the country’s poorest performing sectors.
Nestlé has a sustainable coffee farming program, called the NESCAFÉ Plan, which assists farmers to increase their local coffee production and works towards sustainable local supply of Robusta coffee. The Company does this through training, connecting farmers to agronomists, distributing high-quality coffee plantlets and providing a ready market for local farmers. In the last 3 years, 33,676 farmers have been trained and a total of 6,848,708 plantlets have been distributed through government partners.