Hedcor plants 16000 trees in 1 day

October 29, 2015

Hedcor plants 16000 trees in 1 day
Hedcor plants 16000 trees in 1 day

Under the heat of the morning sun last May 23, some 400 volunteers composed of Hedcor teammates, students, teachers, contractors, host communities, barangay officials, local government units, media and other stakeholders planted almost 16,000 seedlings covering over a total of 12 hectares of land across 6 provinces. These were in Bukidnon, Davao, Ilocos Sur, Mt Province, and Benguet.

It was Hedcor’s participation in the Aboitiz-wide simultaneous tree planting that aimed to contribute over 60,000 trees across 100 hectares all over the Philippines. Hedcor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, also adheres to the Aboitiz sustainability mindset that “we can do well by doing good, always making the right long term decisions that balance the interest of people, planet and profit”.

Hedcor president and COO Rene Ronquillo led the planting of coffee seedlings in La Trinidad, Benguet. He is thankful for the active involvement of Hedcor’s host communities and for sharing their time and effort in planting the future together.

In Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, over 100 volunteers planted narra seedlings in 2 hectares of land. The seedlings will be monitored by Hedcor and will be maintained by the host communities as these trees will be owned by the resident-beneficiaries.

Barangay Captain Ma. Goretti Salise of Maluko, Bukidnon said, “We will surely do our part in taking care of the narra seedlings and ensure its growth and survival as these will help preserve and protect our watershed and our mountains here in Bukidnon. With all these assistance from Hedcor, our community is certain to have a better future.”

Hedcor recently broke ground its first hydropower project in Bukidnon, the P12 billion Manolo Fortich Hydropower Project with a capacity of 68.8 MWs. It will soon generate 360GWh of clean and renewable energy annually.

Together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Hedcor recorded its highest survival rate of 96%. To date, Hedcor already contributed over 1 million trees across the country.

Hedcor will continue to be the partner of its host communities in implementing and sustaining the environmental initiatives while upholding the standard practices of its ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management System. Engaging its host communities in various environmental activities like reforestation, river clean up and solid waste management, Hedcor believes that they are enabling the members of its host communities to be stewards of the environment.

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. Hedcor plants almost 16,000 seedlings in Benguet, Mt Province, Ilocos Sur, Davao and Bukidnon in support of the Aboitiz group-wide simultaneous tree planting activity last May 23.