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.