Following the Green Brick Road
Following the Green Brick Road

Following the Green Brick Road

In 2021, the SMHCC Green Procurement Webinar was entitled, “Following the Green Brick Road.” The webinar revolved around discussions relating to solutions in efficiently using our resources and managing waste, ultimately reducing our carbon footprint.

Our esteemed roster of speakers prepared relevant presentations expounding upon their creative ideas and best practices on how to achieve our sustainability goals as partners and as a community.

SMHCC continues to make strides in this field. With this webinar, we were able to further solidify the foundation upon which our efforts and projects are built on, thus bringing us closer to implementing the gold standard in sustainability practices for the coming years.


Know more about each of our esteemed speakers by clicking their photos below. 

Ms. Alexis Kristin Bautista
Food Hygienist, SMX Convention Center

Mr. Antonio “Boyet” Semana, Jr.
Technical Services Manager, SMHCC

Mr. Edmund Dimalanta
President, D&G Pacific Corporation

Mr. Edmund Fritz Weber
Corporate Secretary, AQUAO3 PH Corporation

Mr. Glen Dedicatoria
Sales and Accounts Manager, Schneider Electric

Ms. Ira Mendez
Community Development Officer, Auro Chocolate

Ms. Janine Chiong
President and Co-Owner, Habi Footwear & Lifestyle

Mr. Max Edric Sy
General Manager, Vanson Paper & Poly Al Pro

Ms. Melody Melo-Rijk
Project Manager, WWF Philippines

Mr. Richard de Guzman
Standards & Compliance Manager, Plastic Credit Exchange

Ms. Rina Papio
Chief Soilmate, GreenSpace

Mr. Ronald Clores
Business Dev. Manager, International Newater Recovery Inc.

SustainablySafe Program

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC)


We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation brought about by COVID-19 and the health and safety guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippine government. We would like to assure you that the health and safety of our guests and our colleagues have always been of paramount importance to us. Given the current situation we are all in, we fully understand your heightened concern on hygiene as this is likewise foremost in all our initiatives. In response to this unprecedented situation, measures are underway at our Hotel to ensure your safety and comfort on your next visit.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Guided by the health care expertise of WHO and the Philippine Department of Health, our new health and safety program, SustainablySafe, provides clear procedures that guide our employees to take care of the guests and each other. On top of the best practices we have continuously performed, additional proactive and precautionary actions crucial to the safety and security of each guest and staff have been implemented. These points, along with prospective innovations and applications in operations, encompass and comprise the goals of the SustainablySafe initiative, the ultimate goal of which is to provide guests with the utmost safety and quality of experience.

As we welcome you back to our hotel, we have taken a series of precautionary measures including:

  • All guests are required to wear face masks prior to entry into the hotel or car service. If the guest does not have one, it will be provided for him / her;
  • Cars are disinfected before and after each use;
    Disinfectant floor mats are located at the entrance of the hotel to sanitize footwear;
  • Guests are subjected to temperature reading and hand sanitation at the entrance;
  • Reception desk are disinfected before attending to each guest;
  • Guests are to fill-in a health and travel history form upon check-in;
  • Room keys and credit cards are sanitized prior to handing them to the guests.
    All guestrooms will include a basic safety kit consisting of facial mask, hand sanitizers and wipes;
  • All public areas will have hand sanitizing stations at strategic locations for guests to use;
  • Guestrooms are thoroughly disinfected and sanitized before each guest occupancy using clinical grade disinfectant and UV sterilizing equipment;
  • Regular disinfection and deep cleaning of high traffic areas (like lobbies, facilities, function rooms, toilets and food outlets) and frequently touched areas (like handles and handrails, elevator panes, remote controls, light switches, and toilet fixtures);
  • Laundry is cleaned by DOH-accredited providers, where linen is processed at 83°C to kill microbial life that causes disease or the fermentation of bacteria;
  • Conducting 24-hour continuous fresh air intake in all guest rooms and corridors to ensure the best possible air ventilation to deter contamination and transmission;
  • Guestroom flatware and glassware are sanitized through dishwashing machines as opposed to the typical practice using sinks to avoid contact and ensure complete cleanliness;
  • Social distancing will be strictly enforced in all restaurants and public areas;
  • Firm execution of social distancing amongst staff, who will also assist, enable, and ensure that guests are able to practice social distancing in all areas of the property;
  • Staff wears masks, gloves, face shields, and other PPEs at all times when on-duty;

These activities and efforts have so far just been the beginning. We will incessantly pursue the highest standards of excellence and adhere to the stringent protocols that meet international standards and implement them whenever possible.

For any further updates, please check our website from time to time as we will constantly update our information.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotels and convention centers.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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