Governance & Responsibility

The HMR Group’s core governance and responsibility philosophy are based upon three guiding principles: Social Corporate Responsibility, Employee Empowerment, and Sustainable Governance.

Each of these three pillars contributes to the realization of our visions for HMR as a proponent of the circular economy.

Social Corporate Responsibility

HMR’s Social Corporate Responsibility is a core management concept encompassing concerns of both HMR’s local communities and of broader society, helping to achieve a balance of economic, environmental, and social goals.

For us, Social Corporate Responsibility starts with simple acts of doing, but within a coherent framework of strategic social and environmental projects that are add value to relevant communities.

HMR’s shareholders recognize the importance of Social Corporate Responsibility practices such as charitable sponsorship, community programs, and philanthropy as a way of enhancing the good standing of our brand and conveying the values of trust and respect to consumers. HMR regularly engages in the following:

  • Charitable giving.
  • Volunteering in the community.
  • Corporate policies that benefit the environment.
  • Socially and environmentally conscious investments.
  • Participating in Fairtrade.

Employee Empowerment

Another fundamental pillar of our governance is our people. At HMR, we are well-known in the Philippines to take care of our own. Through dedicated career succession, we give ample opportunity to everyone at HMR to acquire new skills, grow and share these principles in society for common prosperity.

For us, empowering our employees means both supporting their growth and development, but also ensuring they feel respected and appreciated whatever their role may be. As a group that spans multiple business fields and covers the entire reverse logistics value chain, this empowerment structure drives initiative and creativity.

  • Best in class labor standards and working conditions.
  • Constant review and improvement of labor policies.
  • Promotion of employee – community relations.
  • Social equality and gender balance.
  • Career advancement and succession planning.

Sustainable Governance

Finally, after our other pillars addressed our external stakeholders and our people, this pillar focuses on ensuring HMR’s corporate conduct and high-level strategy is aligned with our vision of the circular economy.

At the core of our Sustainable Governance practices lies a modern corporate structure that aims for effective decision making and efficiency in operations to reduce waste and redundancy. We have implemented Corporate Governance handbooks that regulate relations within the HMR group according to international best practices. Furthermore, the strategic direction of the businesses consciously supports and promotes decision-making and objectives such as:

  • Circular value chain, maximizing the utility of stock while minimizing waste (giving assets a second life).
  • Environmentally conscious management aiming to increase eco-efficiency and reduce emissions.
  • Transparency and accountability in group decision making.
  • Compliance, certification, and anti-corruption measures.
  • Responsible sourcing and active engagement with suppliers.
HMR’s core operational philosophy and business model naturally fit within the circular economy, and
HMR has been a champion of Re-Commerce since its foundation.
“These two generations are likely to spend more money with their favorite retailers if those retailers sell second hand (HMR Brand) OR HAVE an Environmentally conscious way dealing with returned and excess stock”, especially Apparel re-sale is the go to fashion staple for socially conscious millennials and Gen-Z.
With global demand increasing continuously, a key lever to reach global environmental targets is through a more efficient use of resources, as 45% of current GHG emissions are attributed to products.
The circular economy alone can provide a 45% decrease, or 9.3 Gt CO2, by 2050 in just five key materials – steel, cement, plastic, aluminum, food.
Returned and excess items create an average of over 5B-lbs of landfill waste every year.
Green Deal models in Retail and Logistics (Re-Commerce) offer growth opportunities due to inevitable shift in consumer preference and government regulations, Green product choices consumers are willing to pay for due to long term environmental & health benefits.

Design A Healthy Way To Live, Work, Play.

SPI, Makati

With HMR as the parent company, there is a sustained supply of re-usable, and re-salvageable material, connecting the relationship between environment, place and human potential Implementing green practices from the on set in terms of Design and Engineering which will impact carbon output and wastage.
The modular construction approach.
Harrington’s Enclave is aiming to be one of the most sustainable inner city developments in Metro Manila.
Re-salvage : The environmental benefits of Retrofitting shipping containers.

Legato, BGC

Safety Culture, Makati

We’ve committed to several of our newest projects being designed to include live green walls within the built work environment that will optimize the health and wellbeing of their occupants. Studies suggest that the benefits of a healthier workplace are far-reaching and may include increased productivity and reduced absenteeism. Properly interfaced smart building sensors and Building Management Systems can not only reduce energy consumptions, but reduce workspace carbon footprint.
Sustainability is at the heart of our vision to create the best places. It is not a compliance burden but a strategic differentiator that enables us to focus on making a positive impact in everything that we do. SDW sustainability strategy focuses on three sustainability imperatives that drive our vision. These imperatives are supported by environmental and social focus areas under which we set specific targets. Allowing us to measure progress and performance over time. This report highlights some of the ways in which we put our sustainability vision into practice; minimizing our environmental impact and creating a positive legacy for local communities.