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SEVP & COO of Wilcon Depot Talks Championing Sustainability in Shaping the Future of Construction

Rapid urbanization and infrastructural development have long characterized the stand of the construction sector in the Philippines leading to environmental degradation and resource depletion. With the growing awareness of climate change and the need for sustainable development, there is a significant shift towards adopting sustainable practices in the construction industry. This deliberate focus motivates Wilcon Depot to take proactive steps toward addressing sustainability concerns outside the wheelhouse of the business.

On February 17, 2024, Wilcon Depot SEVP & COO, Ms. Rosemarie Bosch-Ong shares the company’s efforts to champion sustainability in shaping the future of the construction industry as a keynote speaker in an event hosted by Arcadia. The theme “BUILD FOR TOMORROW: Shaping the Future of Construction through Sustainability” gathers business leaders, entrepreneurs, sustainability practitioners, and the likes to discuss building a greener environment and managing the mounting construction waste. This event aims to connect local construction companies to experts in green materials, waste reduction strategies, and recycling to kickstart collaboration towards greener solutions.

Starting a year with the “Dapat Totoo” initiative,  Rosemarie Bosch-Ong highlights Wilcon’s commitment to INTEGRITY to the 5 Ps: Process, People, Profit, Product, and our Planet. The company believes that demonstrating integrity towards the planet helps minimize the environmental footprint and also encourages other businesses to safeguard natural resources for the benefit of future generations. 

Despite the United Nations Environment Programme’s 2021 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction indicating a decline in energy emissions during the pandemic surge, Bosch-Ong says it is crucial to implement sustainable measures promptly. This urgency stems from the rapid population growth and advancing Philippine economy.

Shaping the future of construction, sustainable trends are evolving to address environmental concerns and societal needs. With this, Bosch-Ong outlines a compelling, sustainable solution that Wilcon Depot has actively been practicing. 

Utilizing renewable energy, Wilcon has 50 solar rooftops installed supplementing the stores daily energy usage out of 92 branches nationwide, exemplifying its commitment to sustainability. The company also follows the regeneration of materials or the circular economy by sourcing products made from recycled materials or materials that can be repurposed into other products such as tiles made of recycled glass. Aside from this trend, green buildings also emerge as a strong sustainable solution. It addresses the immediate environmental impact of construction and also ensures the long-term resilience of infrastructure in the face of climate change through adhering to energy-efficient building codes and integrating renewable energy sources into construction projects.

Choosing the right partner for building projects helps in minimizing the carbon footprint. Wilcon Depot offers building materials and home improvement products that conform to energy and environmental design factors such as durability, easily recyclable or reusable, free of toxic materials, energy efficient, zero or low emissions of toxic chemicals, manufactured in a low-pollution process, low maintenance and premium products that are designed to lessen the water consumption. These initiatives will encourage the customers to practice sustainability even in the comfort of their homes. 

Wilcon Depot is at the forefront of providing premium products that align perfectly with current industry trends and consumer needs. With over 46 years of experience in the industry, Wilcon Depot has become the go-to destination for all-around home building and improvement needs. Wilcon carries a limitless product selection ranging from Tiles, Sanitarywares, Plumbing, Furniture, Home Interior, Building Materials, Hardware, Electrical, Appliances, and other DIY items. The company operates a vast network of stores across the country, serving both homeowners and professionals in their construction and renovation needs. As a trusted building partner, Wilcon Depot continues to push boundaries by incorporating sustainable practices and providing its customers with an exceptional shopping experience in in-store or online formats.

For more information about Wilcon, visit www.wilcon.com.ph or follow their social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok. or subscribe and connect with them on Viber Community, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Or you may contact Wilcon Depot Hotline at 88-WILCON (88-945266) for inquiries.

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