Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) may be known for its diesel models, but the automaker is also taking steps towards sustainability with the launch of its Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project.
Former IPC President Noboru Murakami (second from left) led efforts to steer the automaker towards sustainability
The undertaking aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at IPC’s Biñan manufacturing facility in Laguna, helping to make the company more energy self-sufficient. Up to 1,100 solar PV panels were installed on the roof of the manufacturing plant towards the end of 2022.
These cells have a total capacity of 500 kilowatts, meeting up to 22 percent of the IPC factory’s energy needs. This works along with the renewable energy supply that the automaker has been sourcing entirely from the Bataan Solar Plant since last year.
Together, these two renewable energy efforts have enabled IPC to reduce its CO2 emissions by as much as 1,790 tons on a yearly basis.
Solar cells used by IPC's manufacturing facility help the plant meet almost a quarter of its energy needs
“As the global race to decarbonize accelerates, Isuzu Philippines is up to the challenge to prove that it is and always be “Your Responsible Partner.” With the launch of our Solar PV Project, we are taking a big step towards leading the industry on the road to sustainability,” said outgoing IPC President Noboru Murakami.
Murakami launched the Road to Progress vision after assuming the post of IPC president in May 2022. Before his next stint with Isuzu North America takes effect this month, he had worked with IPC Vice President for Marketing Yoshiki Yanai in overseeing the progress and completion of the IPC Solar PV Project.
Murakami immediately set to work on setting IPC on a greener future upon his appointment as president
IPC sees itself as a vital part of the local auto industry’s goal of sustainability, working through the perspective of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG). It has accomplished a number of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in 2022, with more lined up for 2023.
In September 2022, IPC turned over 28 NLR public utility vehicles (PUV) to Oriental Mindoro as part of the province’s modernization program for mass transport. The automaker also extended assistance to various regional hospitals through cash aid to purchase equipment and supplies.
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Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is staying strong in the local market despite having two passenger vehicles only for 2023. These Isuzu models include the Isuzu D-Max and Isuzu mu-X, with the Isuzu Traviz as the light commercial vehicle entry. The cheapest Isuzu in the Philippines is the Isuzu D-Max which starts at Php 862,000 for the RZ4E 4x2 Single Cab MT variant. Meanwhile, the most expensive Isuzu vehicle in the local lineup is the Isuzu mu-X with a starting price of Php 1,595,000 for the RZ4E 4x2 LS AT. The current lineup consists of one pickup truck and one midsize SUV which are the D-Max and mu-X, respectively.
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