Eco-Friendly Regional Assessors Team inspect the office
grounds of DPWH Samar I last September 12, 2018.
eco-friendly government office
MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
September 17, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY –
With the recent global environmental issues and concerns such as
global warming and climate change, various forms of environmental
deterioration have reached a stage that require massive,
orchestrated national effort.
In line with this, the
Department of Public Works and Highways launches the 2018
Recognition Awards for the Most Eco-friendly District Engineering
As part of this
competition, DPWH -Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO)
undergoes an assessment by the Eco-Friendly Regional Assessors Team
(EFROAT) composed of representatives from the DPWH Central Office,
led by Mr. Andro Santiago.
The assessment aims to
review the Office’s implementation of its Environmental Management
Programs in terms of the following criteria: 1) Electricity
Consumption; 2) Water Conservation; 3) Waste Management; 4) Greening
Program; 5) Green Procurement Program; 6) Emergency Preparedness; 7)
Air Pollution Prevention; and 8) Order and Cleanliness.
environmental management program, the wise utilization of office
supplies and materials are religiously followed in order to avoid
waste; construction materials such as asphalt containers are
repurposed into plant holders; a compost pit is set up in order to
contain biodegradable waste; a rainwater collection system is
installed; fuel allocations are reduced; air-condition units are
turned on within a specific time period; and the concept of
carpooling is practice whenever there is field work.
All employees are also
made aware in this campaign as their efforts and actions are
critical towards achieving an eco-friendly office.
Based on the findings of
the assessment conducted by the EFROAT, SFDEO is an above average,
eco-friendly government office.
“After this assessment our
environmental management program will not stop, we will continue to
sustain and improve our current practices in order to gain more
grounds in becoming a more eco-friendly office, not only for the
recognition but more importantly to help in creating a better world
for the next generation,” said District Engineer Alvin Ignacio as he
addressed all the employees of DPWH -Samar I during the exit
conference with the EFDOAT.