Bantay Kalikasan

Denso Techno Philippines Inc. Partners with Bantay Kalikasan to Dispose Used Lead-Acid Batteries

Althea Cahayag
February 5, 2019


Denso Techno Philippines Inc. (DTPH), a company that creates programming embedded software for automotive components, partnered with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s environment program, Bantay Kalikasan, to properly dispose its used lead-acid batteries (ULABs).

According to Ramayana Escobañes, DTPH’s Senior Manager of Administration Department, the batteries they will be donating are coming from their computers – the UPS batteries. “So far, we already have 261 batteries to donate,” she said.

On his speech, Kazuki Tanikawa, DTPH’s Executive Director and General Manager of Corporate Division said, “We commit to donate our hazardous and recyclable waste to you (ALKFI) and your partner organizations so that we can be sure that this waste will be properly disposed and will not result to any environmental risks or hazards.”

In photo: (L-R) Koichi Kikuchi (Senior Manager of Corporate Planning Department, Denso Techno Philippines, Inc.), Susan Afan (Managing Director, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.), Kazuki Tanikawa (Executive Director and General Manager of Corporate Division, Denso Techno Philippines, Inc.), and Ramayana Escobañes (Senior Manager of Administration Department, Denso Techno Philippines, Inc.) during the MOA signing

Under the partnership, the donated ULABs will be handed over to Bantay Kalikasan’s partner-treater Oriental and Marketing Motolite Corporation to be disposed or be recycled anew. The equivalent monetary value of this will be donated to Bantay Kalikasan to support its environmental initiatives nationwide.

Susan Afan, ALKFI’s Managing Director expressed her gratitude for the partnership. “We want to say thank you because we know you have a choice because we are not the only one who get involved in all kinds of environmental advocacies, yet you chose us. There are over 800 foundations in the Philippines and many of them have realized that climate change is for real.”

Afan also hopes that the partnership is the start of “strengthening Japanese-Filipino relationships so we can do more things together to make the world a better place to live in.”