Sunday, April 15, 2012

Say NO! to SM

I've been an SM girl for as long as I can remember. I love the convenience of shopping for almost everything in one place, and the fact that I can choose from a wide range of prices and quality. I love that BDO branches in the malls have weekend banking and long weekday hours. I love that both my BDO account and my SM purchases give me reward points, and that I can buy anything from their stores with them.

But you know what they say about former lovers being the worst enemies.

SM does not care that it razes trees and farm land for its malls. It doesn't care that people around them lose their livelihoods. It doesn't care that it puts its employees and residents at risk when they build on unstable and dangerous land.

I've decided that I do not want to continue financing the unconscionable and irresponsible activities of SM. Shopping in their stores stops right now, and I will be closing my BDO accounts and changing my credit card within the next few weeks.

The thing is, I'm just one person and what I'm going to do won't even be an ant bite for this behemoth. Will you boycott all SM companies with me?

This lists all the SM companies and affiliates I know. If I've missed any, please write the name of the company in the comments and I'll add it to the list.
  • SM Malls
  • SM Department Store
  • SM Supermarket
  • SM Hypermart
  • SaveMore
  • Makro
  • Science Discovery Center
  • SM Residences
  • M Place
  • Hamilo Coast – Pico de Loro
  • Tagaytay Highlands
  • Taal Vista Hotel
  • SMX Convention Center
  • Banco de Oro
  • China Bank
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu
  • Toy Kingdom
  • Watsons Personal Care
  • Baby Company
  • Our Home
  • Sports Central
  • Ace Hardware
  • Homeworld
  • Kultura Pilipino
  • Forever 21
  • Uniqlo
  • Prime Spots Inc.


Edward said...

I would boycott it but I'm in the US. I heard that SM is now in Baguio. Big corporation hurt unique local establishments, which overall destroys local culture.

Jose Gonzalez said...

I support you and will boycott SM group of companies as much as I can. Though it's unfortunate that it is very hard to avoid transacting with BDO and Chinabank when in business.
Is it ok to copy your logo of boycott in for my page and to spread it? thanks

Karlo Marko Altomonte said...

Hi, as you may have heard already, SM City Baguio just cut another 60 trees last Friday, and we're launching this event tomorrow.
Hope you don't mind if we use your photo for this effort