EDC bags safety, environmental protection awardsEnergy Development Corporation received eight Corporate Excellence Safety awards from the Safety and Health Association of the Philippine Energy Sector (SHAPES) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The awards were given during the 8th SHAPES Safety Convention held recently at the Traders Hotel in Manila.
The safety awards are for EDC’s geothermal steamfield and power plants as well as for its hydroelectric power plant: the Mt. Apo Geothermal Production Field in North Cotabato; the Tongonan, Upper Mahiao and Mahanagdong geothermal power plants in Leyte; Northern Negros Geothermal Power Plant in Negros Occidental; Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant in North Cotabato; Bacman Geothermal Power Plant in Sorsogon; and Pantabangan-Masiway hydroelectric power plant in Nueva Ecija.
EDC has been consistently recognized by SHAPES and the DOE for its safety performance since 2005. Corporate Excellence Safety awards are given to companies in the energy sector that have shown exceptional performance in operational health safety.
Earlier, the company and its subsidiary Green Core Geothermal Inc. (GCGI) received the Philippine Environment Partnership Program seal of approval from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the Leyte Geothermal Production Field and power plants, Tongonan 1 power plant and the Mindanao Geothermal Production Field and power plants.
EDC and GCGI were cited for implementing programs on pollution prevention and control, and environmental protection and management in their operations on the project sites.