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.

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Aboitiz Power Corporation has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

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.

 

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Aboitiz Power Corporation has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

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. 

 

Energy Mix

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. AboitizPower, together with its partners, currently owns 1,248 MW of total net sellable capacity from Cleanergy. 

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. Together with our partners, our total net sellable capacity is at 4,653 MW, with an energy mix of 27% Cleanergy and 73% thermal energy. 

Our 10-year energy transition strategy will bring our portfolio mix to an almost 50:50 Cleanergy and Thermal capacities by 2030, which will ultimately address our country’s energy trilemma of energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability.

 

 

 

 

 

Government Compliance and Third-Party Certifications

The company complies to various environmental laws in the Philippines, such as the DENR DAO30-IRR for EIS Systems and Republic Act 6969 Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990.

Our Operational Control subsidiaries have all secured ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems as part of our commitment to the environment and our communities.

 

Environmental Violation

The company did not have any significant fines related to environmental or ecological issues in the past four fiscal years.

All Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports of AboitizPower are submitted to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Impact Assessment & Monitoring Division, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). 

All EIAs can be accessed through DENR’s Compliance Monitoring System (CMR) Online. However, the page is accessible only to the Environmental Regulators (DENR EMB) and can be requested by the public upon the regulator’s approval.

 

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 Recycling 

In 2019, the total water consumption of the company amounted to 691,784 cubic meters. About 55% (382,470 cubic meters) of the total water consumption was recycled driven by the various water recycling initiatives of the business units. This is a 240% increase in water recycled than the previous year. Note: Total water consumption does not include non-consumptive water use such as water intake for hydropower generation.

 

 

 

 

Waste Management

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. 

In 2020, AboitizPower group has a total of 1,282 tons of hazardous wastes. Moreover, the total solid waste in 2020 amounted to 217 tons, with 60 tons (27%) of total solid waste recycled from paper, plastics and metal wastes, and 28 tons (13%) were identified as compostable.

 

 

Biodiversity and Conservation

In line with our carbon emissions reduction and commitment to improving climate change resilience, the company and its subsidiaries have implemented various initiatives and activities that promote biodiversity and environmental conservation. Some of these activities are made possible by our team member volunteerism and partnership with our host communities, government agencies, non-government organizations and people’s groups. Some of these activities include the Annual Aboitiz Groupwide simultaneous tree planting, Cleanergy Park, watershed projects, adoption of protected areas, Adopt-a-River, Adopt-a-Marine Sanctuary, coastal and river clean-ups, and Philippine Eagle Adoption.

In our plant operations, we have installed pollution control devices and implemented resource optimization as part of our environmental efforts.

Furthermore, to contribute to SDG 15 (Life on Land) and the group’s commitment to plant nine million trees by 2020, the company planted 1.3 million trees in 1,690 ha from 2016 to 2019. 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. 

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. 

 

Tree Planting Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal and River Cleanups

 

 

 


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

 

 

 


GHG Emission (Scope 1 and 2)

 

 

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.

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.

 

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

In AboitizPower (AP), we are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our team members  and partners. We fulfil this commitment by mitigating our occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and eliminating hazards in our operations, processes, and work spaces. To deliver on our mission, safety remains a top priority and it is everyone’s responsibility.  

With safety in mind, we aim to achieve our  Target Zero, which means zero TRIR and zero violation. We will pursue continuous improvement in our occupational safety and health practices, and provide our people and partners with the knowledge and skills through training or workshops, as well as tools and measures to further eliminate our occupational safety and health risks and hazards.

AboitizPower prides itself in utilizing “Total Recordable Injuries Rate” (TRIR) as a key measure of our safety performance. TRIR’s coverage requires AP to inch closer to its target of ZERO injury for all its workforce from organic to contracted team members. 

The coverage of the company’s OSH includes activities of both organic and contracted personnel. Contractors are covered by virtue of AP’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 2020, the company accounts its LTIFR and TRIR performance of its 2,839 organic employees and 4,168 contractors. See notes on transparency. 

There are 604 employees who are members of the Health & Safety Committee of the company. Each reporting operational site has at least one Health and Safety member.

A total of 1,583 organic employees have completed the 8-Hour Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Training for Workers in 2020. The training is required by the Department of Labor and Employment in pursuant to the Republic Act No. 11058 “AN ACT STRENGTHENING COMPLIANCE TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES.” Moreover, 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.

 

 

 

 

See notes on transparency.

 

Notes for data transparency:

TRIR = (Fatality+LTI+RWC+MTC)*1,000,000)/Total Manhours.
LTI – Lost Time Incidents
RWC – Restricted Work Case
MTC – Medical Treatment Case

In parallel, Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) is captured, meantime this rate is limited to (LTI)*1,000,000)/Total Manhours. 

In establishing the rates, performance data were consolidated from corporate office, and operationally controlled generation and distribution organizations of AP:

Generation units included in the report 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.

Distribution utilities included in the report are the following: 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.

 

Talent Management

AboitizPower recognizes that talents are fundamental to its success. We believe that a strategic and professional approach to Talent Management enables us to attract, develop, optimize, and retain key talents. This further enables us to fulfill our strategic goals aligned to our core values. We are committed to ensuring that Talent Management is conducted in a manner that is professional, systematic, efficient, effective, and promotes equality of opportunity.

The objective of AboitizPower’s Talent Management is to ensure the availability of talents with the required competencies needed to deliver and support the Company’s present and long-term strategic objectives aligned with its core values. 

The following core principles of Talent Management are adopted in AboitizPower:

 

Merit-Based. All aspects of Talent Management, from hiring, learning and development, growth and advancement, performance management, and rewards and recognition shall be based on merit using impartial criteria and conducted in a manner that is fair, systematic, efficient and effective.

 

Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity. The Company shall retain, develop and advance talents and continuously implement the Talent Management Program, which shall encourage and allow participation of all qualified talents regardless of age, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, disability, social status, political opinion, religion, nationality, marital or parental status (including pregnancy), ethnicity or other status protected by law.

 

Inclusion and Diversity. The Company shall encourage and proactively support the development of Talents from diverse backgrounds. Moreover, the Company shall endeavor to create a workplace that adequately promotes diversity within teams and inclusivity in the development of Talents across all business units.

 

Development and Enhancement. The Company shall support and encourage the development of HR practitioners and Talent Managers to ensure that they are capable of designing programs and processes to build a winning culture, and to act as change facilitators who are able to motivate Talents and promote a highly engaged workforce amidst a dynamic and evolving business environment.

 

Innovation and Agile Talent Management. HR practitioners and Talent Managers shall continuously develop and innovate ideas, whether through the use of new technologies, data analytics, or improved processes to address Talent risks and sustain an agile workforce.

 

Talent Attraction

Our Recruitment process enables us to attract and appoint Candidates with the necessary skills and attributes to fulfill our strategic aims and support our core values. We ensure that our recruitment and selection of candidates is conducted in a manner that is professional, systematic, efficient, effective and promotes equality of opportunity. Moreover, we ensure that our hiring is done consistently, transparently, fairly and in accordance with Company values and in compliance with relevant domestic and international employment legislation.

More information on Aboitiz Group talent attraction (recruitment), optimization, and retention HERE

 

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, equitable, differentiated based on value and merit, aligned with market standards and practices, and compliant with laws and regulations. In addition, the company also provides incentives and recognition for the achievement of organizational objectives and individual/team goals as well as the demonstration of desired behaviors.

 

Talent Analytics (2019)

In 2019, the company has a total workforce of 3,163 team members, with a turnover rate of 8.88%. Our talent analytics show the composition of our workforce according to position, gender, location, age and tenure.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, Inclusion and Diversity 

AboitizPower is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our purpose of driving change for a better world. We consider and encourage all applicants without discriminating against age, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, disability, political opinion, religion, nationality, marital or parental status (including pregnancy), ethnicity or other status protected by law. Our equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies apply in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, talent management and employee integration. 

As part of its core principle for recruitment, AboitizPower shall recruit and select qualified Candidates without discriminating on the basis of age, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, disability, social status, political opinion, religion, nationality, marital or parental status (including pregnancy), ethnicity or other status protected by law. The company is guided, supportive and aspires to recruit talents from diverse backgrounds, including those from non-traditional career paths, and those from underprivileged or minority backgrounds.

Moreover, to support and promote employee integration, the company ensures communication, education and awareness programs on topics such as raising awareness on diversity and inclusion or on the Company’s zero-tolerance culture against any acts of discrimination.

 

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 starting 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 were also held, such as 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.

 

 

AboitizPower continues to champion diversity and inclusion in the organization as part of its commitment to equal opportunity and celebrate equality and inclusivity. In 2020, more efforts were made to ensure that the company institutionalizes its pursuit for a more diverse and inclusive talent pool by integrating this strong belief to our talent management, recruitment and employee integration governance and process.

 

Respecting Human Rights 

As part of Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), a conglomerate that is a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Board of Trustees of the Global Compact Network Philippines, and supports the Ten Principles of the UNGC, AboitizPower values and respects fundamental human rights.

We are committed to upholding the principles of respect for human dignity, freedom, and equality across all our business activities, ensuring that the human rights of our stakeholders are safeguarded and potential risks or impacts are addressed. 

 

Our Principles

1. AboitizPower recognizes the fundamental human rights of its team members.

  • We ensure that our employees work in a dignified, safe, and healthy work environment, and provide the necessary tools and measures to further mitigate our occupational safety and health risks and hazards.
  • We provide job opportunities with reasonable remuneration to support the basic needs of our employees and their families, and set programs that can further enrich their lives.
  • We protect our employee’s freedom of association and right to collective bargaining.
  • We welcome and celebrate diversity in our organization, ensuring inclusivity, equal opportunity, and zero tolerance to any form of discrimination.
  • We do not take part in any form of forced or compulsory labor and child labor, and any abuses that will compromise the rights of our employees.

 

2. AboitizPower is guided by its commitment to human rights in its engagement with external stakeholders, including its host communities, suppliers, contractors, customers, and other business partners.

  • We constantly dialogue with our stakeholders to understand their needs and expectations, and nurture mutually beneficial long-term partnerships.
  • We respect our communities’ rights to basic needs and support their development to improve the quality of life. 
  • We operate our businesses responsibly to mitigate any potential harmful impacts on our stakeholders’ human rights, environment, and livelihood.
  • We engage service providers who we believe share the same values and are likewise committed  to upholding human rights in their own business operations and value chain.
  • We hold integrity in high regard as it is one of our corporate values, thus, we do not tolerate corruption in all forms, both direct and indirect.
  • We ensure that our products and services do not inflict harm on the customers and communities we serve, but help uplift their lives, instead.
  • We respect our stakeholders’ right to privacy and confidentiality and ensure responsible use of their information and data.

 

Stakeholder Engagement

Guided by our value of integrity, we generate trust and sustain good relationships as we engage in meaningful value creation with our internal and external stakeholders – forging cooperation, partnerships, and common aspirations of a better future. 

Our stakeholder engagement process keeps up with the times by maximizing the many communication avenues available today and sharing the best practices internally. Team members that work in customer and community-facing functions undergo training to fully embody the principles and processes of stakeholder relationship management (SRM) and communication.

 

Integrated Management System (IMS) 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.

 

Certifications (2019)

We remain committed to growing our business in a manner that has the least adverse effect on our people, environment and communities. Our operations abide extensively to various safety, health, and environmental laws and regulations. We adhere to strict standards and constantly improve the conduct of our operations to ensure a safe workplace.

In 2019, Operation Control companies of AboitizPower are already 100% certified with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety or OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

 

 

Notes on Data Transparency:
1. Companies listed are 50% and above operationally controlled by AboitizPower
2. Companies listed are operational facilities as of end 2019

 

Policy Influence

The company abides by the applicable laws on lobbying interests in accordance with: Republic Act No. 1827 “An Act to Regulate Lobbying in the Congress of the Philippines and in the Commission on Appointments”, Republic Act 11232 “Act Providing for the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines” and the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines. 

The company prohibits the influence of any legislators or committees of Congress, to pass or defeat legislation that may be beneficial or in favor of the company, in exchange for money or property. The company in its conduct of business does not provide any monetary contributions for the following activities:

  1. Political campaigns, ballots measures or referendums.
  2. Political organizations whose role is to influence political campaigns or legislative activities
  3. Policy Lobbying Groups.

 

Tax Transparency 

The Aboitiz Group (the “Group) believes in, and adheres to the fundamental principles of good governance. We believe in paying the correct taxes on time and complying with all administrative and reportorial requirements. We recognize that the transparent engagement with our stakeholders is critical to the sustainability, as well as the creation of long-term value of our business. 

As a responsible corporate citizen living in the value of integrity, guided on tax matters by the Tax Committee chaired by the Group Chief Finance Officer, the Group commits to:

  • Contribute our share to the country’s economic development efforts by paying the correct taxes on time;
  • Create, implement, review, and enhance business processes to efficiently comply with applicable tax regulatory requirements; 
  • Adopt sustainable tax principles, philosophies, and best practices that are aligned with the overall Group’s goals and strategies;
  • Engage with stakeholders with transparency and establish a cooperative relationship with tax authorities in jurisdictions where we operate; and
  • Keep our business partners’ trust and confidence by operating with transparency and accountability.

We monitor and function as an added layer of checks and balances in respect of the Group’s compliance with tax filings, payments, as well as of records retention and management. There are periodic discussions to ensure and promote uniformity of best practices and position across the group.

We continuously educate ourselves to keep up with tax, legal, and business developments in the industries as well as tax jurisdictions applicable to the Group’s portfolio. To ensure that the Group is updated and compliant with the new tax rules and regulations, we actively identify and immediately address competency gaps, consistently advocate for continuous learning & development, review existing policies & controls, and where appropriate, consult our external advisors.

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.

Aboitiz Foundation 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