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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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-Marine Sanctuary
- Installation of pollution control devices
- Resource optimization
|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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Data includes Carbon dioxide, Methane & Nitrous oxide emissions.
- 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.
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)
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