Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Mars Wrigley invests $800,000 in biomass boiler

CONFECTIONERY manufacturer Mars Wrigley has invested $800,000 in a biomass boiler in a bid to shift the power source of its Antipolo factory to renewable energy.

In an interview on Thursday, Fernando del Castillo, Mars Wrigley’s Antipolo factory director, said that the biomass boiler will replace the diesel-powered boiler currently used in production.

The boiler is expected to be completed and start its operation by October 2023, which would allow the factory to be fully powered by renewable sources. The biomass boiler will use rice husks or coconut shells.

“We have a project approved for next year where will move away from using diesel completely and we will move to biomass,” said Mr. del Castillo, who gave the interview at the factory in Antipolo City.

He said the factory currently produces 30 metric tons of various gum products daily, which consist of brands such as Doublemint, Cool Air, and Juicy Fruit.

Aside from local sales, the products from the Antipolo factory are exported to countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and Sri Lanka, he said.

Mr. del Castillo said 95% of what the company produces is exported, with the remaining output distributed in the Philippines

Separately, Mars Wrigley said in a statement that it is committed to creating a work environment for its employees, also called associates, which promotes inclusion and diversity.

“During the pandemic, the less fortunate have been impacted the most. Improving inclusion and diversity in workplaces is not only the right thing to do but is critical to supporting the communities we operate in,” Mr. del Castillo said.

The manufacturer introduced its experiential learning program which provides jobs to the less privileged, a dedicated breastfeeding room for return-to-work mothers, and a prayer room for various religions as part of achieving inclusivity.

Mars Wrigley is also aiming to reach a 50-50 ratio for male and female workers at its Antipolo factory in a bid to form a diverse workforce. The company currently has over a hundred associates.

“We have a lot of hardworking and talented associates in the Philippines and they excel when they are in a healthy environment. We truly believe that when everyone has a voice and a platform, they will feel empowered to reach their full potential. That’s why we continue to provide equal opportunities to all of them regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, or religion,” Mr. del Castillo said. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

News

REUTERS/ELOISA LOPEZ LOCAL SHARES are expected to move within a limited range this week as investors await the release of November consumer price index...

News

CRECENCIO I. CRUZ THE PESO may continue to strengthen against the dollar this week ahead of the release of November inflation data that could...

News

JULIAN ALVAREZ OF ARGENTINA — REUTERS AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a World Cup knockout round in his...

News

BETTINA Binaohan, Charmine Torres and Lee Sario backstopped Tchuido for the Lady Archers, who gained a separation at 61-52 midway through the fourth. —...

News

MARIE Antoinette San Diego — FIDE MARIE Antoinette San Diego has been dreaming of becoming national champion since childhood. The search for the 23-year-old...

News

LONDON — Britain’s Tyson Fury roared out a challenge to rival heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine after retaining his WBC title with...

You May Also Like

News

BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...

News

REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...

News

KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...

News

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...

Disclaimer: Respect Investment.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.