As part of its environmental sustainability initiatives, Aboitiz Construction recently partnered with National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) to adopt a 1.6-hectare tree planting site in the Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal reservation area for three years.
Under NAPOCOR’s Energy Sector Carbon Sequestration Initiative, private companies are encouraged to participate in this climate change mitigation program by adopting a rehabilitation site based on priority areas for restoration.
Aboitiz Construction has funded Mt. Malaraya Environmental Protection Council, Inc. (MMEPCI), a Southern Luzon-based people’s organization, to conduct reforestation activities in the said area. The program will provide livelihood opportunities for community members under MMEPCI for their maintenance and plantation duties in the designated site.
A total of 2,600 native trees will be planted and monitored within the three-year partnership period. A Technical Working Group composed of representatives from Aboitiz Construction, NAPOCOR, and MMEPCI will be tasked to monitor the progress of the activities and implement the program based on the agreed reforestation plan.
“Anchored to our purpose of building for business to prosper and communities to thrive, we remain committed to helping enrich and protect our environment and provide jobs for many Filipinos. We also aim to promote environmental awareness among our team members and encourage them to volunteer in our future tree-planting activities,” said Aboitiz Construction Executive Director Antonio Peñalver.
Aboitiz Construction continues to promote its commitment to environmental sustainability. Last year, Aboitiz Construction Inc. partnered with Envirotech Waste Recycling Inc. to better manage plastic waste across all its project sites nationwide.