EDC’s Southern Negros Geothermal Project was once again awarded the Gawad Tugas recognition for the Clean Air and Water-Power plant category.
In its sixth year, the Gawad Tugas Award is conferred by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to local government units, as well as public and private organizations that go beyond compliance in their environmental protection activities, conservation, and management. Innovation, ingenuity, and the achievement of significant milestones are important factors considered in the awards as well.
For more than four decades, EDC has been elevating everything it touches, particularly the environment and its stakeholders, including its employees, customers, communities, suppliers and contractors, and investors. Its Negros team first won a Gawad Tugas award in 2015 under the National Greening Program category.
During the awarding ceremony, Engr. Debonaire T. Mamhot, head of EDC’s Southern Negros Geothermal Facility, highlighted how the recognition “inspires us to keep on finding ways to not only go beyond compliance but to also go beyond sustainability that seeks to do less harm to our planet and society.”
Fulfilling its revitalized mission of forging collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future, EDC also celebrated the recognition of its Cebu-based customer, Knowles Electronics Philippines Corporation, which also won a Gawad Tugas for the Clean Air and WaterManufacturing category.
Knowles Electronics Philippines Corporation was also recognized for its own decarbonization and sustainability programs, including getting 100% of its power from renewables.