Our Sustainability Agenda
It was 10 years ago when we first introduced Don Papa and the world of Sugarlandia. We started with a single-minded goal to create and promote the first global premium Philippine brand.
As we grew, we found ourselves developing a platform that would eventually connect cultures. Don Papa became a vehicle for us to communicate our love for Sugarlandia to the world.
It’s been a journey of constant learning as we find ways to give back and desire to do better for the island that has given us so much.
Negros Occidental is home to an array of flora and fauna, some of which have been threated by decades of irresponsible human activity. To do our part in helping restore these species, Don Papa has partnered with the Talarak Foundation and the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. to support their conservation initiatives.
We also work towards production that does less harm than good by preferring recyclable, sustainably-sourced packaging materials.
We’re part of a global community overflowing with talent and diversity. At the very heart of our business is our own talent pool, whose wellbeing is top-of-mind. They helped us share the fruits of Sugarlandia with the world, cultivating proudly-Filipino influences in the food and beverage industry.
Beyond this, we support the artists that enrich life through their work and creativity by sponsoring programs for further studies and showcasing their designs in our own packaging.
The farmers of Sugarlandia are the nurturing hands behind our quality ingredients. They’re the primary people responsible for bringing our product to life, so it’s only natural that their lives are made better alongside our business. The Hacienda Crafts Company, Inc. is a collective effort of the families of Sugarlandia farmers to further spur economic activity in the area.
Through all the different trade shows, expos, activations and communications material, we also make it a point to center our efforts around the island, promoting it to the rest of the world. Our different international trade and press partners have come to see the sights and sounds of Sugarlandia on numerous occasions since 2014.
This is only the beginning. Along our journey, there’s much more to improve, enrich, and empower in terms of being sustainable. We have the foundations down, built over years of collaboration and meaningful programs. Our next step is to take things further by introducing our quest to preserve our world.
We have our sights set on aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By identifying where we create the most impact, we can make meaningful commitments.
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A percentage of the canister sales will go to support the important conservation work of key organisations on the island including the Talarak Foundation, which focuses on preserving and increasing the populations of these endangered and endemic species of Negros, and the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, which leads conservation and sustainability programs on the island of Negros and several parts of the Philippines.
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