AGC Asia Pacific announced as a Founding Partner for WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network
AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, the regional headquarter of AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd) in Asia Pacific, has become one of the Founding Partners of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network.
The company came on as a Partner starting 1 January 2017.
The Asia Pacific Regional Network is one of WorldGBC’s largest networks, with 15 Green Building Councils in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam.
The Network is also currently finalising the process of recruiting for a Regional Manager, which will expand the effectiveness of the Green Building Councils in the area.
Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC, said: “The Regional Partner model has been proven to be hugely successful across our networks in Europe and MENA. So we’re pleased to welcome AGC Asia Pacific as a Founding Partner of the Asia Pacific Regional Network in 2017. The company’s expertise will help to strengthen the network of Green Building Councils in the region - one which with its large population and increasing urbanisation, is absolutely critical for the success of green building globally.”
Kimikazu Ichikawa, Managing Director of AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, said: “The Asia Pacific region is home to 60 per cent of the world’s population, and with rapid urbanisation, going green and being energy efficient has become the main focal point in the building and construction industry.
“As a Founding Partner of WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network, AGC is ready to collaborate with Green Building Councils in the region to mitigate negative impacts and realise the positive benefits of green building on the environment. The environment has been an integral part of AGC’s shared values.”
Established in 1907, AGC (Asahi Glass) draws on more than a century of research and technical innovation to develop world-class expertise in various fields related to glass, chemicals, electronics and ceramics. AGC strives to reduce energy consumption by developing and offering energy saving and energy creating products.
Through these efforts, AGC was awarded Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2012-2014) and MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes (2015-2016) for its Socially Responsible Investing Indices and CSR ratings.