Epta is active in the Philippines against climate change

Cold Chain Innovation Hub & Epta APAC

Epta is contributing to an important project in the Philippines to combat climate change. With its Iarp and Bonnet Névé brands, the Group is participating in the "Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines" project.

Through the official Cold Chain Innovation Hub (CCI-Hub) platform, Epta is contributing to create a unique ecosystem where industry experts work to converge resources and technical knowledge.

Additional goals of the project are training and the sharing of know-how, which are essential for promoting the use of natural refrigerants in the Philippines.

A more conscious cold chain

About two years ago, a series of online seminars began, fulfilling the commitment made with the other partners and in collaboration with TESDA (The Philippines' Technical Education and Skills Development Authority). Their purpose was to educate participants about nonpolluting refrigerants.

Soon, these meetings turned into actual technical training sessions and opportunities for technological growth. Thus, the Cold Chain Innovation Hub was created.

Glee by Iarp and Onwave by Bonnet Névé: eco-friendly vertical display refrigerators for CCI-Hub

During the Technology Week, several key players in the Food Cold Chain, including Epta, presented some of the most cutting-edge systems in sustainable refrigeration to local experts.

These technologies will soon converge in a physical hub set up by TESDA and to which Epta donated two efficient and eco-friendly vertical display refrigerators: the Glee and Onwave plug-ins, branded Iarp and Bonnet Névé, respectively.

The project for sustainable innovation

Now, with all the right tools at hand, an effective action plan needs to be developed.

The "Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines" project has three levels:

  • The first, which involves the development of policies and regulations on the use of low-emission and energy-efficient technologies in the food cold chain.
  • The second, which focuses on raising awareness and training in the use of high-performance, green and safe alternatives within the Food Cold Chain.
  • The third, which is focused on technological innovation and the creation of partnerships with strategic stakeholders.

And Epta is among them.

The Group proves once again that being in the forefront of defending the planet means being fully aware of this: in addition to having common goals, mutual support is also needed.