Golden Haven Memorial Parks, the country’s first integrated deathcare services firm, said its sustainability measures have reduced carbon emissions of their memorial parks projects in the country.
Red Rosales, president of Golden Haven, said that the company turned their vast and expansive memorial parks into stunning models of environmental sustainability.
For instance, Rosales said Golden Haven’s sprawling terrain is marked by serene naturescapes that are refreshingly conducive to bonding and happily reminiscing on times spent with their dearly departed.
“But beyond Golden Haven’s striking visible attributes, a sustainably green and healthy environment is what it’s resolutely advocating now, touting the distinction of being the first memorial park in the country to be powered by the sun,” said Rosales.
Last year, the company installed the first solar panels in its memorial chapels and crematorium facilities. These are now fully functional, enabling Golden Haven to utilize renewable energy in their daily operations.
According to Rosales, the use of solar energy reduces Golden Haven’s CO2 emissions by the equivalent of 157,994 pounds of burning coal. “Put another way, this reduction in CO2 emissions is comparable to Golden Haven planting 187 acres of forest trees,” he said.
In the first quarter of 2021, Golden Haven installed strategically placed solar streetlights at its memorial parks nationwide, providing 24/7 safety and security to all park visitors without eating up too much energy.
Further promoting its environmentally friendly programs, the Villar-owned company also launched its Tree Advocacy Planting Program to raise awareness about the importance of planting and saving tress. This affirms the company’s long-held belief in more trees enhancing the aesthetic values of its parks’ natural landscapes.
“This commitment to social responsibility, as well as its top-tier services, now gives Golden Haven its strong investment potentials, which financially savvy Filipinos couldn’t miss. In fact, for young professionals seeking a stable and steady stream of income, nothing trumps Golden Haven’s memorial lots, whose appreciation value has gone up to an average of 20 percent annually,” he said.
He added that efforts to make them sustainable and its transitioning to digital platforms have also attracted young investors.