AboitizPower began reporting its sustainability initiatives from a group perspective in 2009. Through the years, the company has communicated its commitment and initiatives on corporate governance and sustainability to engage team members and external stakeholders.

Through its ‘BetterWorld” campaign, Aboitiz’s sustainability program aims to increase awareness among stakeholders about its existing initiatives supporting the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.

The Aboitiz Group looks beyond profitability and explores better ways to integrate good social development and responsible environmental stewardship into our business operations.

 

Sustainability Policy

We can do well by doing good, by always making the right long-term decisions that balance the interests of people, planet, and profit.

We are guided by the following principles:

  • Stakeholders must be treated with fairness.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of doing business.
  • Decisions are made with highest regard for their long-term impact.
  • We live in our core values of integrity, teamwork, innovation, and responsibility.

We make decisions based on our objectives to:

  • Partner with communities to promote inclusive growth.
  • Provide a commercially-sustainable customer experience.
  • Attract, retain, and optimize A-People.
  • Build, protect, and enhance our reputation.
  • Minimize our environmental impact.
  • Enhance overall long-term effectiveness of the organization.
  • Grown profitably.

We are committed to making Aboitiz a truly sustainable enterprise that we can entrust to future generations.We can do well by doing good, by always making the right long-term decisions that balance the interests of people, planet, and profit. 

Sustainability Report

The Aboitiz Group is using the integrated format to corporate reporting, consolidating the reports of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., Aboitiz Power Corporation, and Aboitiz Group Sustainability. It is a format that underscores our commitment to holistic and transparent reporting of our business performance and its impact on our stakeholders and society at large.

The report documents the Aboitiz Group’s initiatives and activities for people, planet, and profit, anchored on our Group purpose and brand promise “to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities.” We share with you the progress we made each in our areas of focus: team member engagement and development, corporate social responsibility, customer focus, disaster resilience, carbon emissions reduction, resource efficiency, renewable energy, waste management, financial growth, and financial returns.

Through the years, the company has communicated its commitment and initiatives on corporate governance and sustainability to engage team members and external stakeholders.

2016 Aboitiz Integrated Annual Report 
2017 Aboitiz Integrated Annual Report
2018 Aboitiz Integrated Annual Report

Sustainability Framework

In support of the triple bottom line, the Group identified focus areas where it can make the biggest difference with the intent of establishing measurable objectives, defining and setting achievable targets, and tracking them year on year. 

People

In the concept of a triple bottom line that we adhere to, People is a paramount priority. Aboitiz has made it a point to implement fair and beneficial business practices toward the organization’s team members, customers, communities, and society.

Planet

The Aboitiz Group remains consistent with its campaign towards a BetterWorld through its environmental programs and initiatives. Year round compliance with mandatory requirements is observed by Aboitiz. This ensures that the company, with its full operations, does not pose negative impacts to the environment and follows regulations wherever it operates.

Profit

In growing profitably, the Aboitiz Group adheres to fair business practices that align both majority and minority interests. This has guided the company for generations and propelled it to becoming one of the best-managed companies in the region that enjoy a high level of trust and confidence from its stakeholders.

The Group promotes inclusive growth by enriching people’s lives especially in communities where its businesses operate as part of its mission of creating long-term value for all its stakeholders. Balancing growth with a strong social component and healthy environmental practices are key components to building a sustainable business that will last for generations.

AboitizPower commits to protecting the environment by minimizing the negative impact of our activities through compliance with government regulations and third-party evaluations, reduction of carbon emissions, water and energy efficiency, proper waste management, and involving our employees in conservation efforts. 

 

Renewable Energy

AboitizPower strives to maintain a Balanced Mix Portfolio by providing reliable and ample power supply at reasonable and competitive prices, while integrating social development and environmental stewardship into our business operations. AboitizPower currently harnesses Cleanergy, our brand for renewables, from hydro, geothermal, and solar power sources and continues to explore more opportunities to develop renewable energy.

Government Compliance and Third-Party Certifications

DENR DAO30-IRR for EIS Systems
RA 6969
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

 

Carbon Emissions Reduction, Energy and Water Efficiency

In 2015, AboitizPower signed The Manila Declaration and joined the Water Alliance. The commitment aims to lower emissions, address climate change resilience, and embed sustainability in our business processes. 

Year on year, the company ensures to reduce carbon emissions, and manage water and energy resources efficiently. 

 

Energy Consumption

 

Water Consumption and Re-use (cu. meters)

 

Waste Management (in tons)

AboitizPower follows its standardized guideline on solid waste management to include proper segregation, handling, storage, and disposal. This guideline promotes environmentally-sound methods that maximize the utilization of valuable resources and encourages resource re-use, recycling, and recovery, as well as establishing community partnerships where practicable. 

Furthermore, the company ensures that all hazardous waste generated within the facilities are properly identified, labeled, and handled to avoid adverse impact on human health and the environment. 

 

Biodiversity and Conservation

In line with our carbon emissions reduction and commitment to improving climate change resilience, our employees are involved in activities that promote biodiversity initiatives through Watershed projects, Adoption of Protected Areas, Adopt-a-River, Adopt-a-Marine Sanctuary, and environmental improvement activities such as installation of pollution control devices and resource optimization.

Some of AboitizPower’s facilities are haven for wildlife because of the great range of habitats; open sea, the beach, grassland, marshland, and freshwater pools. In one facility alone, 45 different species of birds were spotted and identified, five sea turtle nests have been discovered, and live coral cover around the facility increased from 16% in 2013 to 30% in 2018. (The Sea, Sky, and TSI)

 

Eagle Adoption

AboitizPower has been a partner of the Philippine Eagle Foundation since 2010. Through this partnership and the Captive Breeding Program, we ensure that the national bird of the country is fed, taken care of, sheltered, and conserved. 

Furthermore, to contribute to SDG 15 (Life on Land) and the group’s commitment to plant nine million trees by 2020, 3,693 employee volunteers planted 821,080 trees in 653.86 ha from 2016 to 2018. During these years, the company also contributed to SDG 14 (Life Below Water) through 63 coastal/river cleanup activities resulting in 54,424 Kg of waste collected. 

 

Tree Planting Activities

To contribute to the Aboitiz group wide goal of planting 9 million trees by 2020, 3,693 AboitizPower employee volunteers have planted 821,080 trees from 2016 – 2018 covering 653.86 ha. 

Tree Planting Activities Units 2016 2017 2018
Total Area Planted ha 185.87 99.95 368.04
Total Number of Volunteers headcount 1,465 1,311 917
Total Trees Planted seedlings 235,802 280,341 304,937

 

Coastal and River Cleanups

Coastal and River Cleanups Activities Units 2016 2017 2018
Total number of cleanup activities No. of activities 27 17 19
Total number of waste collected kg. 40,449 11,153 2,822

 

Conservation Initiatives (Biodiversity Initiatives and Environmental Improvement Initiatives)

  • Watershed projects 
  • Adoption of Protected Area 
  • Adopt-a-River
  • Adopt-a-Marine Sanctuary
  • Installation of pollution control devices 
  • Resource optimization

 

Conservation Initiatives Units 2016 2017 2018
Biodiversity initiatives No. of initiatives 23 8 10
Environmental improvement initiatives No. of initiatives 21 20 10

 

GHG Emission (Scope 1 and 2)

In 2018, we had a reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Intensity compared with the previous year. 

Notes for data transparency:

  1. Since 2015, AboitizPower has been using the Operational Control approach in setting the organizational boundary for the accounting methodology of GHG accounting; which means AP accounts for 100 percent of the GHG emissions from operations that AP has control. 
  2. This system is guided by the corporate accounting and reporting standards of The Greenhouse Gas Protocol developed by World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute.
  3. Data includes Carbon dioxide, Methane & Nitrous oxide emissions.
  4. Data only covers AP Generation Units, accounting for Distribution units is ongoing.

Generation units included are the following: AP Renewables, Inc, San Carlos Sun Power, Inc., Luzon Hydro Corp., Hedcor, Inc., Hedcor Sibulan, Inc., Hedcor, Tudaya, Inc., Hedcor Sabangan, Inc., Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc., Therma Marine, Inc., Therma Mobile, Inc., Therma South, Inc., East Asia Utilities Corporation, Cebu Private Power Corporation, SN Aboitiz Power Magat, Inc. and SN Aboitiz Power Benguet, Inc.

  • Above data uses the 2009-2011 Grid Emission factor published by Department of Energy (DOE). Recalculation using the latest 2015-2017 Grid EF is ongoing. The calculation for 2018 data is ongoing, using the 2015-2017 Grid EF published by DOE in November 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AboitizPower delivers on its social commitment by providing venues for employee development, minimizing occupational health and safety risks, eliminating hazards to ensure a safe and healthy work environment, and nurturing relationships with stakeholders.

 

Health and Safety

AboitizPower is committed to mitigating its occupational health and safety (OH&S) risks and eliminating hazards to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our people and partners.

AboitizPower statistics include activities of organic and contracted personnel. Contractors are covered by virtue of AboitizPower’s “prevailing influence”. “Prevailing Influence” is considered to be in place when contractor employees are required to adhere to safety rules and regulations laid down by AboitizPower or to use methods, processes or other techniques provided by the company. A reportable contractor is when AboitizPower exerts a prevailing influence with regard to safety management practices.  

In 2019, 1,395 employees in the Generation group went through the 8-Hour Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Training for Workers. As part of its ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety‎ Certification, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification, the company ensures that there are programs in place for employees across all business units to have sufficient training and knowledge.

 

Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR)

Generation

2016 2017 2018
Company Contractor Company Contractor Company Contractor
Fatality 0 1 0 0 0 0
Lost Time Incident  0 1 5 0 1 0
LTIR 0.24 0.69 0.14

 

Distribution Utilities

2016 2017 2018
Company Contractor Company Contractor Company Contractor
Fatality 0 1 0 1 0 0
Lost Time Incident  3 6 4 8 1 2
LTIR 1.51 1.91 0.47

Notes for data transparency:

  1. LTIR data only covers generation units and distribution utilities.

    Generation units included the following: AP Renewables, Inc, San Carlos Sun Power, Inc., Luzon Hydro Corp., Hedcor, Inc., Hedcor Sibulan, Inc., Hedcor, Tudaya, Inc., Hedcor Sabangan, Inc., Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc., Therma Marine, Inc., Therma Mobile, Inc., Therma South, Inc., East Asia Utilities Corporation, Cebu Private Power Corporation, SN Aboitiz Power Magat, Inc. and SN Aboitiz Power Benguet, Inc.The distribution utilities included: Visayan Electric Company, Inc., Davao Light and Power Company, Inc., Cotabato Light and Power Company, Subic EnerZone Corporation, Balamban EnerZone Corporation, Mactan EnerZone Corporation, LiMA EnerZone Corporation.

    The distribution utilities included: Visayan Electric Company, Inc., Davao Light and Power Company, Inc., Cotabato Light and Power Company, Subic EnerZone Corporation, Balamban EnerZone Corporation, Mactan EnerZone Corporation, LiMA EnerZone Corporation.

  2. Lost Time Incident (LTI) is work-related injury or illness that results in the inability of the injured employee to report to work and perform his or her normal job functions.  An LTI is when the employee was not able to perform any regular job, restricted work or report for work on any day after the injury was received. “Any day” includes rest day, weekend days, scheduled holiday or subsequent day(s) following the injury.  A single accident can give rise to several lost workday cases, depending on the number of people injured as a result of that accident. 

 

Talent Management

Talent attraction (recruitment), optimization, and retention. LINK.

 

Working Hours

AboitizPower ensures strict compliance with Philippine labor laws on working hours, and salary and compensation. As a general rule, employees are encouraged to accomplish their work assignments within their regular working hours. However, if unable to do so, and due to the necessity of the job, an employee may be asked to work overtime. An employee shall be allowed a maximum of 16 working hours per day, inclusive of regular working hours and overtime. 

 

Compensation

The salary and compensation packages given to AboitizPower employees are fair and aligned with market standards. In addition, the company also provides incentives for the achievement of organizational objectives and individual goals.

AboitizPower aims to achieve the following in terms of salary administration: internal equity, market competitiveness, increased performance and productivity, and compliance with laws and regulations. 

 

Celebrating diversity and inclusion in AboitizPower

AboitizPower, headed by its Legal team, formalized its efforts to promote and raise awareness on diversity and inclusion within the company in 2019.

AboitizPower’s Diversity and Inclusion campaign is focused on communicating the primacy of merit above gender or sexual preference, age, religion, or ethnic background. It is aimed at raising awareness on diversity and inclusion, promoting respect and celebrating individuality, all while practicing the culture of excellence and high performance. 

Highlights

 

Monthly articles on the inspiring stories of our high-performing employees of diverse backgrounds and cultures across all AboitizPower business units. These articles featured members of the organization who are strong women leaders, differently-abled employees, members of different Philippine ethnic groups and religions, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, among others. 

 

Cascade of Philippine laws that relate to diversity and inclusion. During the quarterly town hall meetings, AboitizPower Legal conducted lectures on the Expanded Maternity Leave Law, the HIV and AIDS Policy Act, the Safe Spaces Act, the Amended Magna Carta for Persons with Disability, and the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act. 

 

Competitions that celebrate the diversity of employees at AboitizPower. The legal team held a karaoke contest featuring songs that empower and uplift women, and a photo contest showcasing the different regional and ethnic cultures of the company’s employees. 

 

In celebration of Pride Month, a Pride Forum and movie screening were organized to promote the inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community in the organization. At the Pride Forum, participants learned the importance of understanding and promoting sensitivity to people’s sexual orientation, expression, and identity (SOGIE).

 

Music and Arts Festival was held to exhibit the works of Philippine artists and photographers which highlight diversity and inclusion. The event also included performances by different musical acts in the company, who played songs that celebrate individuality. The funds raised were donated to the Aboitiz Foundation, and the Home of the Golden Gays, a care facility for elderly, destitute gay men who perform in drag to make a living.

 

 

 

Integrated Management System Policy

AboitizPower commits to providing reliable power supply to enhance customer satisfaction. To do this, we embody high P.E.R.F.O.R.M.A.N.C.E. by:

 

Providing a venue for our employees to develop skills and strengthen collaboration;

Ensuring to protect the environment by minimizing the negative impact of our activities and ;

Reducing OH&S risks and eliminating hazards to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our people and partners;

Facilitating the management of the whole lifecycle of power assets;

Operating and maintaining power systems to optimize the overall economic return of our investment;

Regularly reviewing, testing, and updating business continuity plans to ensure continuity of our operations;

Managing risks and opportunities, and implementing controls in our processes and systems;

Assuring the availability, confidentiality, integrity, and protection of information assets and information processing systems;

Nurturing, protecting, and continuously building relationships with our stakeholders;

Complying with the organization’s obligations and managing its compliance risk, and;

Ensuring that we continually improve our processes and systems.

 

AboitizPower upholds the high P.E.R.F.O.R.M.A.N.C.E. principle to achieve and sustain Business Results, Operational Excellence, Service Excellence, and Employee Development.

The IMS policy shall be periodically reviewed to ensure adequacy and applicability. Furthermore, the policy will be communicated within the organization and will be made available to interested parties.

 

ISO Certification (2019 Status)

 

 

The Aboitiz Group’s commitment to sharing with the less fortunate is a philosophy that traces its roots over a century ago when its forefathers first established their business in Leyte. This legacy of sharing has been instilled and passed on through generations of its corporate history. It was one of its first leaders, Don Ramon Aboitiz, who started corporate philanthropy through donations to various groups and needing communities, as well as looking after the welfare of his employees.

In 1965, Don Ramon gave a big part of his personal wealth to establish the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI). RAFI is a family-based foundation that is rooted from the philosophy of its founder that “the dignity of man is best respected by helping him realize his hopes and by sharing with him the burden of his fears.” Its vision has consistently been “Touching People, Shaping the Future” while its current focus areas are integrated development, micro-finance & entrepreneurship, culture & heritage, leadership & citizenship, and education.

As the Aboitiz Group diversified into many businesses, its commitment to sharing grew accordingly. After decades of giving to various worthy causes in an informal manner, and with the increasing magnitude of assistance needed in areas where its companies operate, the Aboitiz management decided to find a more efficient and effective way of giving. Thus in 1988, the Aboitiz Group established the Aboitiz Foundation (Foundation) as its corporate foundation to address the social and economic development needs of marginalized members of society.

Over the past years, The Foundation has been committed to its mission of helping people help themselves and pursuing its vision to be the neighbor of choice.

It constantly delivers value to its stakeholders, including communities where there is the Aboitiz presence. It focuses its CSR efforts on education, enterprise development, and environment. They are always ready to help in times of calamities, aiming to be among the first to respond.

Since the late 1980s, its initiatives have evolved from a CSR 1.0, which involves simple philanthropic activities, to a CSR 2.0, which engages projects that are more sustainable for its beneficiaries and at the same time aligned with its businesses. Moving forward, it intends to carefully select projects that would help it reach its goal of achieving CSR 2.0.

One such project is Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF), which is Foundation’s largest single donation. WPF aims to deliver critical and accurate weather forecasts to the Filipino community, with the hope of improving nationwide disaster preparedness, and timely response to variable weather conditions. By bringing together the Aboitiz Group’s resources and network, and partner MeteoGroup’s technical expertise, WPF is poised to be the country’s premiere private weather information/content provider. WPF plans to have roughly 1,000 automated weather station/devices installed across the Philippines.

Aboitiz Foundation Website

WeatherPhilippines Website

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Website

The Cleanergy Center is an educational facility located in the Admin Compound of MakBan Geothermal Power Plant in Brgy. Bitin, Bay, Laguna.

The Center is focused on renewable energy education through the use of audio visual presentations, interactive displays, and a tour of a working geothermal power plant.

Visit us for FREE! Message us on Facebook or email us for bookings.

 

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cleanergy.center@aboitiz.com

Inaugurated in May 2016, the Energy Education Center was purposely built by TSI and the Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. to provide the public with a facility where they can learn about electric power generation with the aid of displays and interactive scale models. The Center also provides an overview of TSI’s operation of the 300-megawatt Davao Baseload Power Plant.

For queries, bookings, and reservations, please contact us at:

 (082)244-6516/244-6500 ext. 36552

 

  energyeducationcenter@aboitiz.com