Our CSR efforts
Sustainability & CSR
True to our brand promise to Advance Business and Communities, Aboitiz InfraCapital and its business units are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility programs that address the needs of its communities. Through Aboitiz Foundation, it initiates and participates in CSR efforts on education, enterprise development, environment, as well as disaster relief.
Disaster Relief Operations
Together with the rest of the Aboitiz Group, Aboitiz InfraCapital, Apo Agua, and Lima Water provide assistance to its communities affected by disaster.
Most recently, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, the InfraCap Group contributed to COVID-19 relief operations through donations of medical supplies, PPEs, financial aid, and food to its host communities, local government units, hospitals, frontliners, and subcons.
Apo Agua also distributed a total of 1.7 million liters of water in Kidapawan City and the Municipality of Makilala, which were affected by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Mindanao on October 31, 2019.
A-Park (Tree Planting)
A-Park is part of the group’s carbon management program that is committed to planting 9 million trees by 2020. To date, the total number of trees the group has planted stands at 7.5 million.
Every year, Aboitiz InfraCapital, Apo Agua, and Lima Water team members join other Aboitiz business units in planting trees in their respective communities.
Brigada Eskwela or National Schools Maintenance Week is an annual nationwide initiative of the Department of Education that mobilizes private companies, parents, alumni, civic groups, non-government organizations, teachers, students, and individuals who volunteer their time and skills to do repairs, maintenance work, and clean-up of public elementary and secondary schools. Aboitiz InfraCapital and its business units participate in the cause to help create more conducive learning spaces for students.
Adopt-A-Site Project of DCWD for the Panigan-Tamugan Watershed
In 2018, Apo Agua adopted 50 hectares of land within the Panigan-Tamugan Watershed through Davao City Water District’s Adopt-A-Site Project. This endeavor ensures the protection and conservation of the watershed where Tamugan River – Davao City’s next source of water through the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project – flows through.
Medical and Dental Outreach
Since 2016, Apo Agua has been conducting annual medical and dental outreach activities in its five host barangays. Every year, close to 2,000 residents benefit from the free medicines, medical consultation, dental services, and vaccination. The activity is in partnership with the barangay councils and their functionaries, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Regional Office XI, and the City Health Office.
School Supplies Donation
Around 2,300 school kids from public elementary schools in Apo Agua’s host barangays are the annual beneficiaries of the company’s School Supplies Donation program which was started in 2017. Apo Agua scaled up the project in 2019 by providing other much needed items for the schools such as water dispensers, water tanks, and construction materials for hand washing facilities and comfort rooms.
High School Financial Assistance
Since it was started in 2019, 10 incoming Grade 12 students from Apo Agua’s host barangays have benefited from its High School Financial Assistance Program. The program aims to give recognition by providing one-time cash assistance to two top students from the Indigenous Peoples (IP) and non-IP group of each barangay. This project is in coordination with the barangay councils and the barangays’ public secondary schools.
College Scholarship Grant
In 2019, Apo Agua launched its College Scholarship Grant in partnership with the barangay councils of its host barangays. Through the Punong Barangay, the council will endorse incoming first year college students who will undertake the application process. Five qualified and deserving college students are chosen to be the beneficiaries of the grant for the whole duration of their tertiary education.
The Adopt-An-Estero Waterbody Program is a collaborative undertaking among the Estero Community, Donor-Partner, Local Government Units, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to achieve a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment. Lima Water regularly joins donor-partner Lima Land during clean-up sessions of their adopted estero.
To support the international campaign of ocean conservation, Lima Water participates in the annual Coastal Clean-Up in Brgy. Calubcub II, San Juan, Batangas. This initiative brings together private companies, locals, LGUs, police, and military officers as volunteers.
Since 2015, the Batangas business units, including Lima Water, have been bringing holiday cheer to the families, kids, and senior citizens of Barangays Plaridel and Bugtong na Pulo of Lipa City, and Barangays Lut Sur, San Fernando, and San Andres of Malvar.