Marine Algae founders believe in business with integrity, and that sustainable businesses are the right way of doing business. We value:
We use the principles of the European Union Member States who defined a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Rio+20 Conference. These goals are useful for us in defining our charter.
In particular 5 goals are part of our charter:
1. No Poverty
9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and Communities
13. Climate Action
14. Life below Water
Certified B Companies are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving of a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good.
In the B Economy, businesses compete to be best for the world, the people living in it, and the natural environment on which our quality of life depends.
To build a B Economy, we need to be a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. B Corporations are businesses that are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, community, and environment. Certified B Corporations have met the highest standards of verified performance and transparency.
Marine Algae will work towards being certified.
Our leadership team in the Philippines are researchers, Marine Biologists, experience business leaders. Marine Algae Products, Inc has transitioned to a contract supply to local supply headed up by Simon Hoyle with working in conjunction with a great team of fisher farmers from the Samal Island area. There is full support from the local seaweed co-operatives in the areas around Davao.
The management and consultants in the seaweed growing and production system come from a range of backgrounds and most of the leadership team are locally based and have lived in the Philippines for all or most of their lives.
President of the Philippine seaweed company responsible for growing seaweed in communities. Financial controller and People Resources Manager
Based in Philippines operating a 40 desk BPO in the financial services sector, Gray has been 15 years in Philippines in a number of business. Prior businesses in the telecommunications industry globally
Jay, a chemical engineer by training and with 10 years of managing production systems in the petro chemical industry, and 5 years of banana farm production brings practical operational discipline
Clovis is responsible for purchase of seaweed and also for sales of liquid plant growth stimulant for the Southern Philippines. A graduate of the University of Mindanao with experience in sales and in seaweed.
With a degree in Marine Sciences, Norhan works closely with seaweed farmers to assist them in improving methods and systems in seaweed farming.
Harold works with local seaweed farmers to improve through knowledge transfer best practices for seaweed growing. He has a degree in Marine Biology
Technology startup investor with prior investments in start-ups in nutraceuticals, data communications, recreational products, construction products, security systems, bio-pharmaceutical and energy saving systems. PhD in Agriculture