On top of environment management systems that are in accordance with ISO 14001:2015, at the heart of GBP’s environmental program are its carbon sink forestry projects aptly named Kabilin and Handumanan, meaning legacy in Cebuano and Hiligaynon, respectively. GBP partners with local communities and stakeholders in undertaking reforestation and maintenance projects. As part of the Company’s sustainable approach, GBP’s projects ensures enduring benefits for the local communities by tapping them to plant endemic species, by providing the necessary training support and by incorporating agroforestry into the project through allocation of space for high value crops and fruit bearing trees. This way, the local communities are provided with a sustainable source of income even after successfully completing the reforestation phase.
By 2023, GBP sets a self-initiated target of planting a total of 2 million trees