Corporate Social Responsibility › Environmental Stewardship

SEMIRARA MINING AND POWER CORPORATION

From 2000 to 2016, SMPC reforested 1,819,045 hills with indigenous, flowering and agroforest species. Over 421 hectares or 943,418 hills were located outside the mine area while over 288 hectares or 893,489 hills were in the mined area.

The Semirara Marine Hatchery and Laboratory successfully propagated seven species of giant clams during the year. Eight sessions of in-situ and ten sessions of ex-situ induced spawning of giant clams at Tabunan Beach Front were likewise conducted. In March 2016, the marine hatchery also did the first cross-breeding of Tridacna gigas and Tridacna squamosa.

The Semirara Marine Hatchery and Laboratory (SMHL) transferred 3,720 pieces of juvenile giant clams from concrete slabs to the Ocean Nursery Garden of Aplaya Cove.

In line with SMPC’s reef rehabilitation program, three batches of coral fragment transplantation were conducted by SMHL personnel in 2016. Over 720 coral fragments were transplanted, of which 135 were stocked in the raceway.

587 pieces were already transferred from the raceway to Tabunan Cove, increasing the total number of reseeded or stocked coral fragment to 1,196 pieces.

SMHL personnel also conducted seagrass transplantation of two different species of seagrass, the Enhalus acoroides and Thalassia hempricii. Both are very common seagrasses found in Semirara Island.

DMCI HOMES
DMCI Homes, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environment Management Bureau and the Department of Public Works and Highways, helped in the annual clean-up of the 1.3 kilometer stretch of Pasong Tamo Creek in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. This is the fourth year that DMCI Homes supported DENR in its aim to rehabilitate polluted waterways in the metro.

 

SEM-CALACA POWER CORPORATION
SCPC planted 3,345 seedlings along Dacanlao River in Barangay Baclaran and donated 1,300 seedlings to CENRO Calaca and TESDA Calabarzon. It also seeded 50 pieces of giant clams along the shoreline of the power plant complex.

DMCI POWER CORPORATION
DMCI Power planted 15,000 mangrove propagules along the coastline of its power plant compound in Mobo, Masbate, as part of its efforts to protect the environment.

 

 

ZAMBALES DIVERSIFIED METALS CORPORATION
The company planted 30,000 seedlings in Barangays Lomboy and Guinabon in Sta.Cruz, Zambales. The reforestation project led to the provision of jobs for 20 personnel.

 

MAYNILAD WATER SERVICES, INC.
Maynilad has been actively working to protect the quality and volume of raw water inside Ipo Dam through its Ipo Watershed Rehabilitation and Reforestation program. Since 2007, the company has reforested approximately 350 hectares of the watershed with 488,300 trees.

The company launched its Cavite Mangrove Rehabilitation program in 2013 to protect and restore the mangroves in the coastal areas of Bacoor, Cavite City, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario. Since the launch of its mangrove program, Maynilad has planted around 95,000 propagules, covering 150 hectares of coastal areas.

This feat was accomplished in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office – Cavite, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Coast Guard – Coast Guard Station of Cavite, among others.