Recognizing the urgency of sustainability and in line with the European Commission’s efforts on the European Green Deal, the ECCP is organizing its 2022 Europa Awards on 23 June 2022, which aims to promote and recognize companies with exceptional performance and contributions in promoting sustainability in line with global standards and the Philippine Development Plan.

Highlights from the 2021 Europa Awards

2021 Europa Awards on Circular Economy co-presented by Republic Cement: H&M Hennes & Mauritz, Inc
2021 Europa Awards on Clean and Efficient Energy co-presented by P&G (Procter & Gamble): Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.
2021 Europa Awards on Green and Inclusive Finance Solutions co-presented by Mazars in the Philippines: CreditBPO Tech, Inc.
2021 Europa Awards on Smart and Safer Mobility: Scandinavian Motors Corp. (Volvo Cars Philippines)
2021 Europa Awards on Sustainable Food and Nutrition co-presented by Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance Foundation, Inc. (Villar SIPAG): Pilmico Feeds Foods Corporation
2021 Europa Awards on Water Resource Management: Coca-Cola Philippines Careers

Major Components & Activities

As a run-up to the Europa Awards, the ECCP will host a series of online conversations featuring thought leaders. Also, the Chamber will publish the Sustainability Whitebook and a special edition of the Chamber’s Euro-PH membership magazine highlighting best practices and success stories on sustainability efforts and initiatives of companies across various sectors/themes.

2022 ECCP Europa
Awards Event


Special ECCP membership magazine
edition on Europa Awards 2022

Pre-awards event sustainability-related activities

Award Categories

Smart and Safer Mobility

This will be awarded to the company that has continuously striven to create and implement innovative and sustainable smart and safer mobility solutions that can help address the issues and challenges (i.e., increased number of vehicles, lack of connectivity between public transportation, etc.) in the present transportation system within the country. The company has significantly contributed towards the upgrade of the local transport system with the end view of having a safer, more efficient and sustainable transport community.

Clean and Green Energy

This will be awarded to the company that has successfully incorporated the use of clean and renewable energy sources in its day-to-day operations. The company has actively promoted the use of clean energy within the country, thereby aiding the government in its thrust to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030 as stipulated in the Paris Agreement.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation

This award will be given to the company that showcases best practice in and promotes energy efficiency and conservation (EEC). Through its operations and/or provision of EEC services, the company is contributing to attaining the country’s sustainability targets.

Waste Management

This award will be given to a company who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and contribution to better waste management. This company is able to set an example in avoiding or recovering waste and protecting the environment through the management of waste streams generated by the community or industry.

Sustainable Agri-food

This will be awarded to the company that has contributed to the enhancement of the agriculture and food industry in the Philippines by offering innovative products and services that helped implement and promote the concept of "sustainable agri-food systems". The awarded company has championed to increase agricultural production, minimise food loss, and increase awareness on the value of food nutrition through its programs and initiatives.
Green and Inclusive Finance Solutions

This will be awarded to the company that has shown active support to businesses engaging in green projects by promoting and supporting the flow of financial instruments and other related services for the development and implementation of sustainable business models, green investments, and policies promoting sustainability. This can also cover green products within savings, credit, insurance, money transfers and new digital delivery channels. This contributes to economic development as well as reduction of carbon emissions, climate smart adaptation and protection of biodiversity while strengthening local entrepreneurship and local communities.

Water Resource Management

This will be awarded to the company which best demonstrates excellence in the use of an Integrated Water Resource Management approach to water resources projects as well as innovative thinking, and application of solutions for wise water management and practices.

Green Buildings

This will be awarded to companies that showcase the best use of technology to establish green building designs. The awardee must be successful in integrating environmentally sustainable solutions in building designs and construction. The award entry should be able to show the excellent integration of the following components:
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water Efficiency
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Operation and Maintenance & Other Green Features and Innovation

Green Workforce

This will be awarded to an organization with excellent programs and policies that support and promote the development and enhancement of green skills and jobs needed in a desired sustainable and low-carbon economy, covering all sectors and at all levels in the workforce. Emerging economic activities create new (or renewed) occupations.

Startup for Sustainability 2022

This will be awarded to a start-up company that has successfully developed sustainability and social impact initiatives through improving core business practices, through improving core business practices, driving innovations, and deepening partnerships.

Award Criteria

Sustainability Strategy and Culture


Sustainability Partnership

Sustainability Impact

Eligibility & Important Reminders

  • Companies will be able to propose their nomination to the 10 awards categories.
  • Nominations will be accepted from European and non-European companies registered and operating in the Philippines.
    • For startup category entries: Registered startup company must not have been operating for more than 5 years with capitalization of not more than P15,000,000.
  • Reporting period
    • Operations: Sustainable impact of operations until 31 December 2021
    • Project-based entries: Report the project’s impact until 31 December 2021
  • Awards given are only symbolic and non-monetary.
  • Shortlisted nominees may be asked to provide further detail to assist with the selection process.
  • Sponsorship provides companies with the opportunity to promote your services, advocacies, and expertise in sustainability.
    • All awards are made independently and a sponsorship has no bearing on the final awards.
    • For sponsorship opportunities, email us at

2022 Panel of Judges

H.E. Luc Véron

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines

Luc Véron is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines. He is also the Head of the Human Resources Division of the European External Action Service since 2015. In this capacity, he handles talent management diplomats and other agents in the headquarters and overseas. Before this, he managed bilateral relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as the Deputy Head of the Central Asia Division.
Mr. Jean-Marc Arbogast

Country Manager for the Philippines
International Finance Corporation

Jean-Marc, a French national, was formerly the Adviser to the Vice-President Corporate Strategy and Resources, where he helped formulate and articulate IFC's strategic priorities while aligning resources to deliver on our ambitious agenda. Prior to that, Jean-Marc was a Senior Investment Officer in the Global Water team where he led origination and execution of transactions in the sector globally, in close coordination with regional infrastructure colleagues. Before joining IFC in 2012, Jean-Marc worked as an investment banker at BofA Merrill Lynch in New York City, advising industrial and agribusiness companies globally on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
Mr. Khalid Hassan

Country Director for the Philippines
International Labour Organization

Mr. Hassan has an extensive background on fundamental principles and rights at work, rural development and primary education. Prior to the Philippines, he served for 17 years in ILO Country Offices for Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and in Tanzania and Pakistan. In Africa, Mr. Hassan led teams in the fight against child labor, inequality and poverty as Chief Technical Adviser of ILO Projects on Achieving Reduction of Child Labour in Support of Education (ARISE) in 2013-2016, and the Support to the National Action Plan on Child Labour (SNAP) in 2010-2013. The ARISE and SNAP Projects contributed to significantly reducing child labour while implementing national action plans in Africa.Mr. Hassan holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Peshwar.
Dr. Antonio Gabriel La Viña

Former Undersecretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Member, Board of Trustees, Manila Observatory
Former Dean, Ateneo School of Government

Dr. Tony La Viña is a teacher, thinker and lawyer. He is currently Dean of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Government, a position he took in 2006 after an eight year stint in the World Resources Institute. Before that, from 1996-1998, Tony was undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines.
PA Joey Concepcion

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship
Go Negosyo Founder
A Dose of Hope Lead

Ms. Ma. Victoria A. Tan

Chairperson of Global Compact Network Philippines

Vickie implements group-wide policies and programs that are designed to increase the awareness on and strengthen the commitment to risk management and sustainability. She leads the integration of the two fields in Ayala while also handling the group insurance optimization program. Moreover, she has set milestones for conducting the annual Ayala Integrated Summit and driving the Integrated Reporting efforts across the business units.

Vickie is a recognized leader on both fields of Risk Management and Sustainability and, most notably, she has been named in 2019 as one of Eco-Business’ A-List of most influential corporate sustainability leaders in the Asia Pacific, as well as one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen by CSR Works. In 2018, she received the Asia Pacific’s Risk Manager and Risk Management Team of the Year awards by the StrategicRisk. Her pioneering efforts also helped the Ayala Group to be recognized as the Top CSR Advocates in Asia by ACES Awards, and as Asia Pacific’s Best Enterprise Risk Programme, both in 2017. More recently, Vickie received the Corporate Risk Manager of the Year Award from the Asia Insurance Industry Awards this November 2021.
Ms. Cherrie Atilano

President and Founding Farmer of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc.

Cherrie Atilano is the President and Founding Farmer of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc., a for-purpose and inclusive business, that is creating the first replicable one-island economy that is zero hunger, zero waste, and zero insufficiency. Cherrie started teaching farmers at the age of 12, has 22 years of vast experience in Sustainable Food Systems. She is a High-Level Ambassador of UN Scaling Up Nutrition, Food Systems Champion of the United Nations, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Board Member of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and the Philippine Ambassador of Food Security.
Jose Bienvenido Manuel M. Biona, Ph.D.

Executive Dean of DLSU Enrique K. Razon Jr. Logistics Institute

Dr. Biona is currently the Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Executive Dean of the Enrique Razon Jr. Logistics Institute of De La Salle University (DLSU). Concurrently, he is Executive Director of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines and thus has a very strong understanding and access to the whole eMobility value chain in the country. Likewise he is a Technology Advisor of Tojo Motors Corp., one of the biggest local electric vehicle manufacturing companies in the Philippines.
Mr. Christopher Ilagan

Chairperson of Philippine Water Partnership

Christopher A. Ilagan is a Chairperson of the Philippine Water Partnership. He recently joined Cargill Philippines Inc. last July 2019 as its Corporate Affairs Director. In this capacity, he provides strategic leadership in the company’s corporate communications, government relations, corporate responsibility, sustainable development and branding practice areas. He is a member of the company’s Country Leadership Team.
Atty. Jose Layug Jr

President of Developers of Renewable Energy for AdvanceMent, Inc.

Atty. Jose M. Layug, Jr. or “Jay” is the President of the Developers of Renewable Energy for AdvanceMent Inc. or DREAM. He recently served as Chairman of the National Renewable Energy Board from 2016-2018. Jay was the Undersecretary of the DOE from 2010-2012 and headed the Renewable Energy Management Bureau, Energy Resources Development Bureau, Energy Utilization Management Bureau, Oil Industry Management Bureau and Legal Services.
Mr. Angelo Tan

Country Lead for the Philippines, Climate Business Department
International Finance Corporation

Angelo Tan is the Country Lead for the Philippines at the Climate Business Department of the International Finance Corporation, a sister organization of the World Bank, and a member of the World Bank Group.

In this role, he forges partnerships with various real estate stakeholders, towards democratizing green and resilient buildings through Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) and Building Resilience Index (BRI).

Angelo has a decade of real estate experience in mixed-use development management, commercial real estate transactions, and architecture business development. He is an industrial engineer by profession and finished his Master of Sustainable Built Environment at UNSW Sydney.
Mr. Roderick De Castro

Executive Director, Business for Sustainable Development

Roderick De Castrohas been operating for social development for over 20 years. In 2004, he joined the then Mirant Foundation (presently TeaM Energy Foundation) as Program Manager for Rural Electrification considered one of the most important CSR programs through the private sector that gave electricity to more than 300,000 households nationwide.
Ricky also managed the Bridging Leadership program and taught at AIM. He held the Chairmanship of the League of Corporate Foundations and has been giving lectures and presentations in the areas of CSR, Resource Mobilization, Sustainable Development, and Strategic Management. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the AFP Leadership Development Center. He is now the Executive Director of the Business for Sustainable Development organization.
Dr. Alma Bella P. Madrazo, Ph.D.

National Graduate School of Engineering, Energy Engineering Graduate Program
Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines

Dr. Alma Bella Madrazo a licensed Chemical Engineer with a Master’s degree in Engineering Education and a PhD in Energy Engineering from the University of the Philippines. She has more than 30 years of experience in environmental and energy management, impact assessments, hazardous waste management, remediation, project management, regulatory and policy development. A visiting professor at the University of Portsmouth in England in 2002, and a visiting scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan in 1989 and 1994. She was also appointed as a member of the Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) of the DENR representing the academe and served up to June 2003.
Mr. Ben Alderson

Manager for Strategy and Financial Planning of IdeaSpace/QBO Innovation Hub

Ben spent the first 10 years of his career working in Management Consulting and Strategy roles for both the UK Government and the corporate sector. A previous Startup founder himself, Ben performed the role of Snr. Head of Investments & Strategy at the IdeaSpace Foundation from 2020 to 2022, responsible for identifying promising early-stage startups for investment. Ben continues to provide financial modeling mentorship to the QBO and IdeaSpace startup accelerator programs today.



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