Jul 6, 2010

For his achievements as chairman of the Philippine Product Safety and Quality Foundation (PPSQF), a private sector partner of the Department of Trade and Industry, RI Chem President Meneleo J. Carlos, Jr. was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit.

The Medal is conferred by the President of the Philippines in recognition of meritorious achievements and services such as local or international achievements in civilian fields of endeavor that foster national pride of excellence, and acts of merit that enhance the prestige and honor of the Republic of the Philippines.

The award was given to Mr. Carlos last June 23 at the Malacañang Palace by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

As PPSQF Chairman, Mr. Carlos urged DTI to ensure that more products obtain mandatory certification with the Philippine Standard and the Import Commodity Clearance marks, and eliminate substandard products. He also asserted that in the light of global warming and climate change, product safety and quality must include “the sustainable supply of these products and services.”

Early this year, Mr. Carlos launched the first-ever PPSQF Green PInoy Expo, which presented a variety of environmentally friendly products including fast-growing tree seedlings produced by RI Chemical Corporation’s sister company, Claveria Tree Nursery, Inc.

Our President’s belief in product safety, quality and environmental sustainability is enshrined in RI Chem’s quality and safety policies which have guided the company in its role as a trusted player in the Philippines’ synthetic resins industry.