RCI wins PCAPI Environmental Awards

Underscoring its commitment as a company that spearheads green initiatives, Republic Chemical Industries (RCI) recently earned recognition from PCAPI (Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc.) on several categories.

Out of 12 shortlisted companies, the PCAPI Environmental Awards chose RCI as the second runner-up Mother Nature awardee, second runner-up Success Story awardee out of 16 success stories, and third runner-up TOPCO (Ten Outstanding Pollution Control Officers) awardee out of 14 shortlisted PCOs (Pollution Control Officers).

The Mother Nature award recognizes companies that have implemented excellent environmental management practices and well-established measures for pollution prevention and control. The Success Story award on the other hand is given to a successfully implemented environmental program that had a major contribution in reducing the organization’s environmental impact, for which RCI’s installation of 100 kilowatt Solar PV (photovoltaic) system was a runner up. The TOPCO award is handed out to companies that have exerted excellent efforts and shown a strong commitment in ensuring that the organization operates in an environment-friendly manner, exemplifying the character of a true environmental protector.

The Environmental Awards is a national award-giving body given by the PCAPI-National Chapter in recognition of the outstanding achievements of establishments and Pollution Control officers in the implementation of an effective environmental management system.

“As our President and CEO John Spakowski II would always remind us, it is RCI’s vision to protect and conserve the environment through responsible environmental practices in all of its business activities,” Engr. Marfel Ancheta, RCI manager for Building and Facilities/Environment, Health and Safety, affirmed.

“Through our various environmental efforts, we are able to actualize the vision, minimize the environmental impacts concerning our activities and even initiate green and eco programs,” Ancheta added.

Through RCI’s CSR arm Pioneer Adhesives Foundation, Inc. (PAFI), the company is championing an environmental campaign titled “Our earth. Our responsibility.” The campaign’s first project took place in Boracay Island, in partnership with Boracay Foundation, Inc. (BFI), with “Coral REEFurbishment.” The activity facilitated the donation of over 3,600 tubes of Pioneer EpoxyClay Aqua to help fix damaged coral fragments. The “Coral REEFurbishment” project also conducted coastal cleanup and underwater coral transplantation.

RCI is the maker of the trusted brand Pioneer adhesives and sealants such as Mighty Bond, Pioneer Epoxy and Elastoseal.

Engineer Marfel Ancheta, RCI manager for building and facilities/environment, health and safety, accepts the three PCAPI awards on behalf of the company.

About Republic Chemical Industries, Inc.

Established in 1958, Republic Chemical Industries, Inc. (RCI) is a Filipino-owned manufacturing and distribution company committed to providing excellent service, reliable industrial and household adhesives, sealants, specialty coatings, insulation, packaging and other products. As a testament to its adherence to global quality standards, RCI is1SO 9001:2008 certified and is proactive in its environmental efforts by minimizing its carbon footprint.

Now celebrating over 50 years in the business, RCI has become a multi-million dollar enterprise and a leader in the market place. The Pioneer brand is well-entrenched in the adhesives and sealants market with its category leaders Pioneer Epoxy, Mighty Bond and ElastoSeal all synonymous with high quality products.