|The Jollibee Group of Companies remains unwavering in its commitment to bring joy to our customers, and that means doing our part in conserving our natural resources and keeping our environment safe, clean, and beautiful.
Tree-Planting and Nurturing Program
In 2009, the Foundation worked with FPE3 (Fostering People’s Education, Empowerment and Enterprise) in mobilizing 388 JFC employees to assist in reforesting 8 hectares in Mount Banahaw (in Quezon) and Biak na Bato (in Bulacan) watersheds.
In September 2010, led and facilitated once again by FPE3, 180 JFC employees participated in the Tree Nurturing Project held in Brgy. San Josef Antipolo City for the reforestation of the Marikina Watershed which is the major source of groundwater reserves being used for households and industries in Metro Manila. A total of 8 hectares were reforested in 3 consecutive planting activities during weekend.
In September 2011, facilitated by FPE3 and Bantay Kalikasan, 377 JFC employees participated in the Tree Nurturing Project held in Markina Watershed in Antipolo and Ipo Watershed in Bulacan for the reforestation of the major source of groundwater reserves being used for households and industries in Metro Manila. A total of 11 hectares were reforested in 3 consecutive planting activities during weekend.
In 2012, JGF worked with communities in Laguna and Bulacan to help reforest critical watersheds. Together with other organizations, 370 JFC employee volunteers planted more than 2,000 trees in areas covering six hectares of Mt. Banahaw in Liliw, Laguna, and Ipo Watershed in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
In 2013, more than 400 JFC employees, in partnership with the Cavite State University and De La Salle University Dasmariñas, planted more than 3,000 seedlings in its efforts to reforest land areas with kaong (sugar palm) trees in Cavite. More than 900 seedlings were also planted in La Mesa Watershed by more than 120 JFC volunteers under the Toka-Toka Project of DENR, Manila Water and Jollibee.
Part of our water management practice is the use of hygienic waterless urinals in our stores. This odorless facility uses a special liquid sealant to prevent odors from escaping and funnel pure urine down the drain. Each waterless urinal saves around 150,000 liters of water a year.
In JFC stores, kitchens are equipped with powerful evaporative fresh air blowers that use only water to convert hot dry air into fresh cool air. Through this facility, we are able to reduce our use of air conditioners and save around 25,000 kilowatt-hours of energy a year with every unit.
Another mechanism the Jollibee Group has in its stores is the heat recovery water heater that produces hot water without using electricity. Through this technology, the use of electric water heaters for washing and cleaning are eliminated. The savings are equivalent to 12,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year per unit.
Since conventional exhausts are necessary in our cooking operations, we utilize variable speed drives in our stores to conserve electricity. This motor control automatically reduces the speed of the fans during off-peak hours when less food is cooked. It saves us around 14,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per motor per year.
We also take our responsibility in waste management very seriously, in full support and compliance to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. The Jollibee Group is currently reducing its use of styro packaging by shifting to washable melaware for dine-in services.
We also practice solid waste segregation through a comprehensive sorting process that begins at the store and continues to secondary facilities for material recovery and reprocessing.
From the store, segregation already begins through separate trash bins for biodegradable or organic waste and non-biodegradable waste. These waste materials are bagged, collected and transported in sanitary closed vans to the Materials Recovery Facility, where secondary segregation takes place. Here the waste is further sorted into styro, paper, plastic cups, spoons, forks and straws, food waste, and residual or non-recyclable waste.
Styro goes through reprocessing where it is safely melted and reshaped into blocks that are shipped overseas for further processing to produce new commercial and industrial applications.Plastics also undergo a recycling process where they are ground, extruded into sheets, and thermoformed, producing new items for the market.
Paper goes to another site for reprocessing into new items, while food waste is transferred to composting and hog-feeding facilities.
College and Technical Training Scholarship
- Project ACE
In support of financially disadvantaged high school graduates seeking a bachelor’s degree, JGF offers scholarships and management training in JFC stores.
Targets for 2013
- 50 scholars will begin their 4th year of college
- 50 scholars to enter the Management Trainee program at JFC stores
- Technical Skills Training
In partnership with Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) Mandaluyong and Don Bosco Canlubang, a 15-month technical skills training in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanics and Mechatronics are offered to high school graduates who seek higher education but are financially constrained from doing so. Value formation complements the technical training to develop the scholars’ good moral character. As of April 2012, 108 scholars have been equipped with viable skills to land them jobs after graduation.
Targets for 2013
- All DB Mandaluyong scholars render their On-the-Job Training (OJT) with JFC Service Contractors;
- DB Canlubang scholars with Zenith Foods Corporation
- 10 DB Mandaluyong scholars graduated; 50% employed with JFC Service Contractors
- 10 DB Canlubang scholars graduated; 50% employed with Coop Service Contractors
- 5 new scholars in DB Mandaluyong; new scholars in DB Canlubang
Assistance to Jollibee-Gawad Kalinga Villages
Three JB-GK Villages found in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao provide poor families with decent homes and access to basic services:
|Where||Sitio Pulo, Las Piñas City||Bontoc, Southern Leyte||Barangay Mahayahay, Butuan City|
|When built||June 2005||March 2007||June 2009|
|Turnover||December 2005||January 2008||January 2010|
|Beneficiaries||51 families||100 families||49 families|
|Volunteers||329 employees||30 employees||30 employees|
|Past support projects||SAGIP for elementary pupils and SIBOL for pre-elementary pupils||SIBOL for pre-elementary pupils and Bayan-Anihan agriculture project||SIBOL for pre-elementary pupils|
In 2013, the three villages will be continuously monitored with the help of JFC employee volunteers in order to ensure their cleanliness and orderliness. Further, the Foundation will continue to provide teacher support to the SIBOL schools in the three JB-GK Villages.