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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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)
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-Marine Sanctuary
- Installation of pollution control devices
- Resource optimization
GHG Emission (Scope 1 and 2)
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.