Hedcor has been at the forefront of promoting renewable energy and environmental sustainability in the country. In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Hedcor conducts a series of river clean-up drives in Luzon, and advances reforestation initiatives in Mindanao.
“At Hedcor, we are taking concrete steps to further environmental sustainability for future generations,” says Jay Kabamalan, AVP-Safety and Health, Envi Management and Physical Security. “Hedcor recognizes that the health of the environment is vital to the well-being of the local communities. As such, Hedcor aims to create a culture of environmental stewardship and encourage all to take responsibility for the planet.”
In Benguet, almost 350 kg of wastes were collected both in the Balili River in La Trinidad and in Elew River in Tuba. Clean rivers are essential to Hedcor’s operations in producing clean and renewable energy. Through this initiative, Hedcor ensures that the rivers it relies on for energy generation remain healthy and viable for years to come. To date, Hedcor has collected over 2 million kilograms of wastes, all of which are disposed of properly.
In Bukidnon, 200 bamboo propagules were planted in the Lower Amusig River in Manolo Fortich. This is to facilitate river easements and to stabilize river banks. Hedcor conducts annual reforestation efforts to secure the well-being of the environment and the communities it serves. To date, Hedcor has planted over 3.2 million trees.
Moreso, Hedcor is now in its fifth-year commitment of not using single-use plastics and plastic food keepers in all company activities, celebrations, and events. To further this cause, Hedcor also promotes the use of katcha bags and substitutes to single-use packaging. The implementation of waste segregation and recycling within company premises is also strictly observed.
Hedcor takes on an active role in preserving the environment to also inspire others to do the same and contribute to building a more sustainable future.