The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in partnership with labour groups and “green” advocates, have launched a “green” website aimed at generating awareness on green jobs in the workplace.
According to department secretary, Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, the green job site is meant to spread awareness not only in environmental protection but also for workers and employers to learn new skills and competencies required in this emerging field.
The Green Workplace Advocacy program is focused on generating awareness on green jobs, and recently-launched Green Our DOLE Program (GODP) that aims to make the department a model, environment-friendly agency pursuing the best practices in its own practice.
“Hand-in-hand with our Green Partners, the green jobs advocacy shall be sustained as a collaborative policy and promotion initiative among the various sectors and stakeholders to come up with practical and doable greener solutions in an increasing number or workplaces across the country,” Baldoz said.
The department’s local and international “Green Partners”- Climate Change Commission, the National Youth Commission, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Federation of Free Workers, Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines, and the International Labor Organization, and private sector partner, STI Education Services Group, has helped DOLE with the project and the site launching.