DENR lauds CGHMC's environmental efforts

In a comprehensive assessment covering three years, the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) is cited for its constant adherence and dedication to the country’s environmental laws and regulations.

Last May 31, 2021, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hailed the hospital’s consistent endeavor in complying with the bureau’s various directives to private institutions for cleaner surroundings in pursuance of the “EMB Memorandum Circular No. 2020-28."

“This is a testament to our renewed commitment to help the environment in every way we can,” said Jameson G. Dy, Senior VP for Operations and Administration / DENR EMB Registered Managing Head. “We have been supporting the DENR and its many top-notch projects over the years.”

Dy together with Emerson Vergara, CGHMC Pollution Control Officer, was presented with certificates of recognition for their efforts.

CGHMC’s has wholly complied with the DENR requirements under the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PD 1586), Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes Act (RA 6969), Clean Air Act (RA 8749), the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003), and Clean Water Act (RA 9275).

The hospital has consistently submitted self-monitoring and compliance monitoring reports to ensure that the institution is strictly following the bureau’s guidelines.

These efforts are manifested through various programs such as No Idling, Solid and Hazardous / Infectious / COVID Waste Management, Agreement with ABS-CBN’s “Bantay Kalikasan” which recycled used oil and batteries, Waste Minimization such as the use of Paper Meal Boxes and Wooden Cutlery, which are aggregate parts of the hospital’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

“We are continuously adapting to change for a more sustainable and systemized approach to our environmental applications towards the future,” Dy added. “This has become way beyond compliance but more importantly it’s about protecting our environment while exercising our function as a health care institution.”

CGHMC, owned and operated by the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. (PCCAI), has been at the forefront of quality health care for over 130 years.