In line with the business principle and mandate of the Lopez Group to help develop communities, FPIP created its Community Relations Section which is tasked to establish harmonious relationship with the host communities so that there will be industrial peace leading to unhampered productivity.
Since 1999 to date, ComRel continues in formulating and implementing pro-active and comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility programs intended to improve the living condition of residents in the host communities.
The pro-active CSR programs include the following:
- Employment Assistance
- Education – Related Assistance
- Small Infra Project (SIP) Assistance
- Cooperative & Livelihood Assistance
- Health & Environment Improvement
- Capability Building Program
As part of its corporate social responsibility, FPIP with the support and cooperation of its locators, initiates and implements various community development projects to help uplift the lives of its host communities. These projects include community development and infrastructure projects, education and skills training projects, livelihood assistance and self-help projects.
FPIP believes that undertaking effective community-based programs will help achieve the following:
- Strengthen its partnership with its host communities and bring about lasting prosperity in the area;
- Prepare and develop its communities' capabilities to adapt to the changes from rural life to industrial life; and
- Develop the technical skills and manpower base of its community to supply the needs of its locators.
FPIP is a firm believer in the protection of the environment. It implements strict environment, safety and health standards inside the Park from prospecting of locators, to construction, and to the day-to-day management of the Park. The Park practices strict adherence to government environment standards. In fact, it is deputized by the Laguna Lake Development Authority to ensure that locators follow government mandated standards.
FPIP continues to plant and take care of indigenous and endangered species of trees inside the Park. It is home to thousands of trees that help create a cool and comfortable environment inside the Park.
FPIP is a key player in the protection of rivers that pass through the Park. It works with government and the local communities to ensure the cleanliness of these rivers.
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