We recognize that our planet’s life support systems and social institutions are now at a breaking point. Unbridled consumption and primacy of bottom-line growth are at the root of the climate crisis, our alienation from nature, and the profound social and economic divisions, that have become existential threats to humanity today.
Overcoming all of these challenges will require paradigm shifts in the ways that we think, live, and do business. It is now clear that pursuing sustainability that seeks only to do less harm is no longer good enough.
Instead, we need to create symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships with nature and society that benefit more than just shareholders. Businesses today must urgently become a regenerative force that elevates everything that they touch – customers, employees, suppliers, contractors, the environment, communities, and investors.
The transformation cannot be done by entities working alone. We are mindful that we exist within highly diverse and nested systems, and that we must all play unique, reciprocal, and synchronized roles in a world that needs to be healed.
Our collective success will be measured by how quickly we can decouple economic and social prosperity from the destruction of our planet’s life support systems.
We choose this path because it is the only way to a destination where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and prosper on a healthy planet. We choose this path because we believe it is the only way to create lasting value for all stakeholders and not just shareholders. We choose this path because it is inseparable from the Lopez Values that have, and always will, define us.
In pursuing this path, we will unlock the potential of diverse talents to create a mission-driven organization that makes work fulfilling, fun, and that gives people a deep sense of belonging.
Our businesses will become multiple pathways toward a decarbonized and regenerative future.
Our mission and purpose will guide everything we do.
We measure business excellence using the Malcolm Baldrige criteria, whose components are standards-based systems, management tools and performance awards to cover corporate initiatives.
We, as employees of the Lopez group of companies, believe that our primary reason for being is to serve God and the Filipino people.
Thus, we shall always conduct ourselves in a manner that is mindful of the long-term mutual benefit of the Lopez Group, and the various publics we serve.
We will be responsible stewards of all our resources, and conscious of our obligation to present and future generations.
Since 1928, and in the years and generations to follow, our commitment to the distinctive Lopez values will not change as we remain committed to serve our stakeholders.
In our service to the Filipino people, we will be guided by the following distinct Lopez Values:
We know from generations of experience that it is by living according to these values that a company can be built to last.