Over 1,000 DuPont Philippines employees support the Philippines Foundation’s advocacy
Pasig City, 17 September 2013 – DuPont today reaffirms its commitment to the Filipino biological diversity through collaboration with the Philippine Eagle Foundation (“Foundation”).
The collaboration sees DuPont Philippines (“DUFE”) participation in the Foundation’s “Adopt an Eagle” program, where yearly corporate contributions are being channeled for veterinary care and aviary maintenance of an eagle.
According to Ramon S. Abadilla, managing director DUFE, “Sustainability is at the core of what we do. Around the world, we are working with various stakeholders to address the global challenges of the future. We recognize that we can’t do this alone and by collaborating with the Foundation, we are able in sustainably addressing those challenges.” Ramon added that DuPont has demonstrated a strong sense of community and social responsibility since the company was founded in the Philippines 40 years ago.
This collaboration along with many other activities is in conjunction with DUFE’s 40th Anniversary celebration in the Philippines.
“Through this collaboration, over 1,000 DUFE employees will now have a chance to play their role as a responsible citizen of the Philippines in ensuring that the survival of the Philippine Eagle, the biodiversity it represents and the sustainable use of our forest resources for future generations to enjoy.” said Ramon.
The Foundation Executive Director Dennis Salvador considers the contributions of private corporations like DuPont is crucial in furthering the conservation work of the foundation. Both Ramon and Dennis were present to seal the collaboration agreement and presented a prize to Ms. Christine Reyes from DuPont Sustainable Solutions who won the “Name the Eagle” contest. According to Christine, the name IMBULOG which mean Soaring High is in line with DUFE 40th Anniversary tagline of Flying High at 40. She further added that she is more committed now to support the Foundation’s advocacy and will encourage her family and friends via her social media network to do so. Since 1992, the Foundation has already bred 24 eagles in captivity. It also rehabilitates and release eagles to the wild and engages in programs to educate the general public on the Philippine Eagle and on caring for the environment.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought
leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com
Photo caption : (Seated from right to left) Dennis Salvador, executive director Philippine Eagle Foundation with Ramon S. Abadilla, managing director DuPont Philippines, Ricky Jimenez, sales manager DuPont Titanium Technologies and (standing) DuPont Philippines
management team during the signing of the contract agreement.