Manila Water recognized in 2023 ECCP Europa Awards | Inquirer News

Manila Water recognized in 2023 ECCP Europa Awards

/ 04:35 PM October 16, 2023

Manila Water receives ECCP award

Photo shows (from left)  Manila Water COO for Non-East Zone Melvin Tan, Manila Water Senior Sustainability Manager Christine Casabar, and Sustainability and Energy Manager for MWPV Gil Verzola receiving the 2023 Europa Awards on Sustainability – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Category.

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Water bagged the Energy Efficiency and Conservation category award of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Europa Awards at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotels in Makati City on October 11, 2023.

Manila Water Philippine Ventures (MWPV) President and Chief Executive Officer Melvin Tan, together with Sustainability and Energy Manager of MWPV Gil Verzola, and Manila Water Senior Sustainability Manager Christine Casabar, received the prestigious award on the company’s behalf.


The award was given to the water company for observing energy efficiency and conservation practices in its operations, which contribute to the country’s sustainability goals.


ECCP based the award on four categories: sustainability strategy and culture, innovation, partnership, and impact.

“Our commitment to sustainability extends far beyond addressing water and sanitation challenges. As we strive for greater energy efficiency and overall sustainability within our operations, we are making significant contributions to another critical sustainability goal, SDG 13, which centers on Climate Action,” Tan said.

Manila Water, being a global leader in providing quality water and environmental services, follows the energy pyramid, which promotes efficiency through non-revenue water reduction, the implementation of energy efficiency projects, and finding alternative processes to reduce energy consumption.

Metro Manila’s East Zone concessionaire has dramatically reduced system losses in its concession area from 63% in 1997 to less than 15%, which is at par with first-world country standards.

This effort reduces the need for the company to extract additional water from watersheds while decreasing the energy and resources required for treatment.

In 2022, Manila Water completed projects to replace aging equipment with newer, more energy-efficient pumps, motors, and blowers and installed variable-frequency drives.


As a result, the company was able to reduce its electric consumption by 12,226 MWh, which is equivalent to P127 million in cost avoidance and a reduction of 8,790 tons of CO2e of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

In the same year, the water company launched Project Net Zero, which aims to develop GHG reduction targets and a decarbonization roadmap to help limit the 1.5°C increase in global temperature.

In addition, Manila Water ensures the continuity of its energy management efforts by referencing its practices to ISO 50001 (Energy Management) and strictly complying with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (Republic Act No. 11285).

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Aligning with the European Commission’s efforts on the European Green Deal, ECCP’s Europa Awards aim to promote and recognize organizations that have made exceptional contributions to sustainable efforts supporting the Philippine Development Plan.

TAGS: Manila Water

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.