HEDCOR FIRMS UP SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT

Community Billboard Environment

Hedcor’s long-standing commitment to its clean and renewable energy, Cleanergy, translates to its environmental sustainability through responsible business operations and strong partnerships with its host communities.

True to its commitment, Hedcor has conducted a series of river clean-up drives and reforestation initiatives for its host communities in Luzon and Mindanao.

“Our key actions in Hedcor include transforming our portfolio for a better environmental impact in support of communities where we operate. It is our collective effort to connect with nature and gain first-hand experience for concrete and effective actions, as this is our gateway to greater involvement in sustainable practices,” says Rolando Pacquiao, Hedcor’s President, and COO.

On its waterway cleanup, a total of 1,385 kilos of waste were collected and disposed of properly this year alone. The rivers cleaned were the Elew River, Upper Chico River and Amburayan River in Luzon; and Talomo River in Mindanao.

To date, Hedcor has planted over 3.15 million trees in its host communities in Luzon and Mindanao with an 89% survival rate. 500 pine tree seedlings and 250 mahogany seedlings were planted recently in Sabangan, Mt Province, and in Amilongan, Ilocos Sur respectively.

Strengthening its reforestation efforts, Hedcor signed the Forest Management Agreement with 32 landowners in Barangay Santiago in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. This is Hedcor’s revegetation project aimed to support the livelihood of the community through agroforestry and
plantation products covering approximately 42 hectares of land. Some of the trees to be planted are fruit-bearing trees; narra; and red and white lawaan.

Hedcor and its community partners are also actively engaged in other environmental sustainability programs such as watershed management; information education campaigns; farmers’ training; and biodiversity conservation.