For the satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people, Kao engages in activities under the theme of "Nurturing the Next Generation" in order to continuously contribute to realizing a rich society.
Scholarship Grants for deserving students in College and High School
PKI Scholars graduates from High School
Education is one of the major themes of PKI's CSR program (Corporate Social Responsibility). In view of this, PKI awards scholarship to deserving students from Barangays Solana and Luz Banzon and the USTP (University of Science & Technology, Philippines), all located in Jasaan. Scholars receive free school uniform, shoes, books and monthly cash allowance.
Since 2004, over 500 students have benefited from the program.
Donation of School Supplies and Repair Materials to Public Schools in Jasaan
PKI highly supports the local community of Jasaan in terms of Education. During the annual School Maintenance Week (Brigada Eskwela) of the Department of Education before the start of the schoolyear, the Company donates materials for the repair and renovation of public elementary school and high school facilities near the Plant. Annually, 10 elementary schools and 2 high schools benefit from this project.
PKI helps maintain and improve public schools in the community
Medical & Dental Outreach Programs in Neigbouring Barangays
Maintaining the health of the local community is one of the major thrusts of PKI's CSR program. PKI conducts Medical and Dental Outreach Programs in several Barangays in Jasaan on a regular basis. Free medical and dental check-up, tooth extraction and medicines are administered to adults and children from these Barangays with the help from physicians and dentists from the local community and volunteer PKI Employees.
PKI Employees join forces with volunteer Health Professions for a Company sponsored Medical and Dental Outreach Program
PKI Employees volunteer their time and services to help local barangay members clean-up the shorelines in Jasaan. The Company also donates garbage cans and cleaning materials to the community.
PKI Employees and local Barangay members work together in cleaning up the shoreline of Solana in Jasaan.
Mangrove Planting along PKI shoreline
Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. They also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems and they maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land.
Over the years, PKI has embarked on Mangrove Planting activities along the shoreline of PKI’s plant facility and neighboring communities.
PKI Employees participate in Mangrove Planting Activity.
Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children
Pilipinas Kao, Inc. supports Kao Corporation’s annual Environment Painting Contest by actively promoting the contest in local partner schools and encouraging participation among its students. PKI receives an average of 30 entries from various local schools in Jasaan.
The contest aims to promote environmental awareness among children and encourage them to seriously consider eco behaviour in every day life for the future of the Earth.
Awarding of Certificate of Appreciation for students from partner schools who participated in the Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children in 2019
Use of Solar Power in PKI Jasaan Plant
Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel.
In line with Kao Group’s 2030 ESG target of reducing it’s greenhouse gas emission in all its workplace by 22% (compared to 2017), PKI has introduced the use of solar power in its operation in 2019.
New solar panels were installed in 2019 on the roofing of PKI’s parking lot. Aside from the advantage to environment, the initial estimate annual savings on the use of renewable energy is PhP1.2 Million.