To be the premier provider of quality and innovative paint products at the most affordable price.
To provide high quality paint solutions that can benefit society while producing them in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Pacific Paint (BOYSEN®) Philippines, Inc. (PPBPI) was founded in 1953 as a repacker of paint and lacquer thinners under the trade name Columbus. The company was formed by brothers Mr. Jimmy Ongking and Mr. Vicente Ongsue together with Mr. Ung Han Leong. The company is driven by teamwork, respect for life, commitment to excellence and self-enhancement. In 1958, the company expanded its operations and started paint production with the introduction of NATION® House Paints, an economy grade paint.
In 1960, the company acquired the license to manufacture Boysen Paints in the Philippines from the Walter N. Boysen Company of Oakland, California, USA. This access to new technology gave birth to a comprehensive line of premium grade Boysen decorative coatings for architectural and some industrial applications. Through the foresight and dedication of its founders and all the pioneer employees, Pacific Paint was able to capture the lion’s share of premium quality paint market in the Philippines in the mid 1970’s– outselling all leading U.S. brand paints that also operated production facilities in the country. The most rewarding experience for the company is to find out from The Coatings Agenda Asia-Pacific 2001 that Pacific Paint ranked no. 58 in the world’s top paint makers.
Originally symbolized by the American eagle from its parent brand, Boysen adapted the use of the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) not only to localize the brand but to also be a source of national pride. Now, after six decades of existence, the Boysen brand continues to be one of the most iconic symbols in the country.
Boysen has also proven itself as the industry leader in product innovation with its constant development of new products to suit specific market needs, especially in environment friendly paints. Through constant progress and innovation, Pacific Paint keeps elevating the level of confidence bestowed by its customers. In 2000, Pacific Paint commissioned a fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Trece Martires, Cavite to add on to its plant in Quezon City. A new manufacturing facility will be soon operational in Dasmarinas, Cavite which will make PPBPI the biggest and most modern paint producer in the country with an optimum capacity of up to 1 million liters of paint a day. This manufacturing prowess places the company at an even better position to service its customers with a reliable supply and consistent product quality of Boysen Paints. To better service its customers, a Technical Service and Project Management Department has been installed to provide assistance to consumers with product inquiries and product specifications, instruction of proper surface preparation and painting techniques.
In 1995, Boysen Paints was awarded the PS Mark Distinction of Quality. Boysen Paints’ quality is recognized and well accepted not only locally but also in other countries, as seen by the steady growth of its exports to China, Guam, and Saipan.
In its more than 50 years of prominence in the Philippine building materials industry, Boysen has earned milestones for delivering high quality paint and innovative products. It is the first Filipino paint company to be given by SPIK (i.e., also known as the Chemical Industries Association of the Philippines) the privilege to use the Responsible Care logo. Boysen also belongs to the Coatings Agenda Top 50 Paint Companies in the World in terms of volume produced.
In its July 2010 Issue, Coatings World ranked Boysen Paints as the 51st largest paint company in the world. Boysen was one of only two paint companies from the ASEAN region and the only Filipino company to make the list. Boysen Paints is also a recipient of the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand for ten straight years since 2006, the Platinum status makes it one of only two paint companies in the Asia-Pacific region given the distinction.
“Basura Mo, Sagot Ko.” is a recycling program and community activity, which began in June 2010 as part of the Environment Month celebration. It aimed to promote and practise waste segregation in the plant as well as in the community. The neighbourhood trash is brought to ACI’s material recovery facility and then sold to scrap buyers, not only helping the community manage its waste but also providing an additional source of income for the community.
The program is guided in terms of waste management of hazardous and non-hazardous materials by RA 6969 and RA 9003, which the organization adheres to. In the plant, the main waste streams are
The Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) team of the plant oversees the implementation of the Program and uses procedural methods in controlling wastes, as seen in work instructions that are explained in detail to all the employees.
The company makes sure that waste from each step of the manufacturing process is properly segregated or re-used or recycled. Reduction measures are also in place.
Scrap and other discarded materials are sold to accredited buyers. Reusable items are sorted and stored for future use. Other materials are sent back to their suppliers for reuse. Even off-specification products are recycled and worked on to turn them into good and viable batches of paint.
The company also has an agreement with its suppliers on its preferred packaging of raw materials, requesting for sacks rather than non-biodegradable plastic. Proper segregation bins are placed— where they can easily be seen and easily accessible to the workers. A material recovery facility (MRF) was also put up for the program. Waste materials are properly segregated and delivered to the disposal or recovery facility where they belong. Employees have developed the habit of segregating their trash and encouraging others to do the same.
ACI plant and Barangay Hugo Perez, Trece Martires City, Cavite
Accredited scrap buyer: Darwin Tristan Trading; Location: Kaytapos, Indang, Cavite; Proprietor: Mr. John Tristan Peña
Accredited scrap buyer: OSCPJ Enterprises; Location: Brgy. Langkaan, Dasmariñas City, Cavite; Proprietor: Mr. Orlando S. Carampot
Accredited scrap buyer: Granada Trading; Location: Barangay I, Poblacion, Tanza, Cavite; Proprietor: Mr. Robert Abellar
Accredited scrap buyer: NYP Trading; Location: Brgy. Conchu, Trece Martires City, Cavite; Proprietor: Mr. Nelson Peñalba
The program aims to encourage employees and their families to practice the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and proper waste segregation in their homes and to cultivate the thinking that wastes can be profitable when properly managed and implemented. It also seeks to provide assistance to nearby Local Government Units (LGUs) in compliance with RA 9003 and to involve nearby communities in the project.
Boysen’s ACI Work Instruction W-46-20, dated 6 May 2010, states that the program will be a yearly event. Information and mechanics are set ahead of time for optimized dissemination. Local residents are informed through flyers. The Pollution Control Officer (PCO) then invites accredited scrap buyers. All program participants are required to bring their wastes to the activity venue to ensure that the wastes are properly sorted and segregated. Proceeds from sales go to the respective sellers. The ACI Environment Committee conducts an inventory and accounting of the wastes and equivalent sales garnered.
Since the launching of the “Basura Mo, Sagot Ko.” Project a high level of awareness in waste segregation inside the facility has developed. Proper waste management practices (e.g., use of appropriate trash bins) are now being done including in the dormitories, canteens, locker rooms, and the adjacent company
This program has also helped the neighboring companies, Rezcoat, Inc. HRII and South Pacific Container Corporation (SPCC), address the disposal of their solid wastes including their used oil, busted fluorescent lights and used lead acid batteries.
Monetary benefit derived since the launching of the program has amounted to almost PhP 70,000. This is significant since the source of the amount is waste.
Many organizations have been organizing similar recycling programs and recycling has been one of the most common forms of corporate social responsibility projects. However, for a small community like Brgy. Hugo Perez, it is considered a major feat. The program has helped the local government unit in implementing the newly passed ordinance on solid waste management. It has made the community members believe in themselves--that they can contribute to the conservation of resources, protection of the environment, as well as in adapting to climate change.
Organizing the “Basura Mo, Sagot Ko.” is not an easy task. The activity became successful through the help of the Environment Committee Chairman and the Raw Material Inventory Control Engineer who helped the Pollution Control Officer in managing the program.
During the first few months of implementing the program, one of the challenges was the lack of support from the employees and local government officials. This was attributed to the lack of awareness of the problem and its impact on all. This was later addressed by crafting new policies and conducting continuing information and training.
“e-LaW” which stands for Electronic Lamp Waste management, is a program in partnership with Cleanway Technology Corporation (CTC). Under the program, used and busted bulbs and fluorescent lights are properly handled for disposal to recover the mercury from the said lighting materials – which is toxic and pose harmful effects on people and the environment.
ACI plant, Bgy. Hugo Perez, Trece Martires City, Cavite
Cleanway Technology Corporation
Provide a standard process for the handling, storage and disposal of lamp wastes and other materials containing mercury, in compliance with RAs 6969 and 9003.
The company’s ACI Work Instruction W-46-17, dated 10 April 2010, provides the following general tasks:
Prior to the introduction of this program, busted fluorescent lights or BFLs were disposed of, together with the ordinary domestic wastes since no policy was enforced to address this matter at that time.
With the Program and the assistance of Cleanway, waste that contains toxic and hazardous substances is now being handled properly and in compliance with the rules and regulations mandated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
“Basura Mo, Sagot Ko.” helped the company save treatment and disposal expenses with Cleanway’s assistance. Treatment and disposal costs for each piece of BFL would have been PhP 12.00.
Through the “Basura Mo, Sagot Ko” program, other nearby companies have regularly sent their BFLs to ACI for proper storage, treatment, and disposal. This volume is reported to DENR through the Self-Monitoring Report (SMR) submitted quarterly. Also included in the report is a certificate of treatment (COT), which is provided by Cleanway after treatment of the said items.
Lack of awareness of BFLs and their harmful effects may hinder the successful implementation of the project. But this may be addressed with continuing education and training. At present, the number of accredited companies for the treatment and disposal of toxic and hazardous substances and waste is limited.
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