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EDC Integrated
Report 2023

EDC Integrated
Report 2023

Social and Relationship Capital:
Empowering Communities for Sustainable Resilience

EDC’s partnerships with local community groups, local government units, non-government organizations, and all our other stakeholders are crucial to our success as a renewable energy provider. These partnerships are an essential part of how we operate as a

company, as accounting for the people who benefit from our services (as well as the people directly affected by our operations) informs and influences many of the decisions we make with our various investments. By improving the resilience of our communities, we fulfill our Mission of creating a more decarbonized and regenerative future with everything we do.

Contribution to SGDs

Activities

  • Implementation of strategic CSR Programs
  • Strategic stakeholder engagement
  • Partnerships and alliances

Outputs

  • Forged business continuity
  • Sustained customer retention/ recontracting
  • Strong collaboration with external partners for decarbonization

Targets

  • More external partners for decarbonization and regeneration

Integrating Social Enterprise Development in Wildlife Conservation: The Fruit of a Life-Changing Decision

“I was a fresh graduate and had just passed the Forestry Licensure Examination (FLE) in 2011 when I applied for a Watershed Management Assistant position I saw online. I never knew that that single decision of mindlessly submitting my application would entirely change the course of my life.”

With over a decade of experience working in EDC, Abby has worn many hats. Forestry and natural resources management, community and stakeholder relations, regulatory compliance, operational risk assessments, geohazard assessments, and even business continuity and emergency response initiatives are just some of the many projects that she has been part of.

But one of the recent highlights of her career was her project under the BINHI Flagship Species Initiative (FSI), “Plushies for Wildlife Conservation.” The making of “Diwa” the Apo Myna (Goodfellowia miranda) and “Kali” the Golden-crowned Flying Fox (Acerodon jubatus) plush toys under the Plushies for Wildlife Conservation is a collaboration between EDC and the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI). The collaborative effort is anchored on three main development issues under the fundamental pillars of sustainable development—environmental, social, and economic.

“To address the need to protect and conserve local biodiversity, EDC (through BINHI FSI) prioritizes the protection of certain flora and fauna species in its wind and geothermal project sites.” Abby elaborates further: “The Apo Myna is EDC Mt. Apo Geothermal Project’s flagship fauna, while the Golden-crowned Flying Fox is EDC Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project’s flagship fauna. Under FSI, the Plushies for Wildlife Conservation Project endeavors to address

biodiversity conservation, public awareness, and the needs of the communities for sustainable livelihood opportunities in an integrative way.”

This project, among many others, represents what Abby finds to be one of the most fulfilling parts of working with EDC. Even as the Company undergoes changes in operations, management styles, and leadership, Abby is confident that these changes won’t impact how she goes about her work.

“Through time, EDC has gone through a lot of changes—in its structure, culture, and ways of thinking and doing things. As cliché as it is, change is really inevitable. Considering all the changes and the declaration of the Company that it aims to forge collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future, I can say that the experiences, skills, and knowledge I acquired through and with EDC help me help EDC achieve its mission.”

It’s certainly the case for Plushies for Wildlife Conservation. In 2022 alone, 1,408 units of plushies were initially sold and distributed. The launch and all promotional and advocacy communication activities also resulted in a reach of at least 360,000 through the help of platforms such as Kapamilya Konek, G Diaries, and TV Patrol—all these contributing to raising awareness.

EDC strongly believes in helping our employees achieve their own goals while advancing the Company’s regenerative initiatives. For Abby and her colleagues, the Company has created the perfect environment to enable them to do what they do best. “For me, EDC’s mission can be achieved through the collective effort of everyone in the organization and its partners,” Abby says. “[Each of] our initiatives, like this Plushies Project, is a move to elevate everything we touch. Big or small, everything we do contributes to achieving the greater goal of a decarbonized and regenerative future for all of us.”

Abegail Gatdula
Watershed Management Officer

“I was a fresh graduate and had just passed the Forestry Licensure Examination (FLE) in 2011 when I applied for a Watershed Management Assistant position I saw online. I never knew that that single decision of mindlessly submitting my application would entirely change the course of my life.”

With over a decade of experience working in EDC, Abby has worn many hats. Forestry and natural resources management, community and stakeholder relations, regulatory compliance, operational risk assessments, geohazard assessments, and even business continuity and emergency response initiatives are just some of the many projects that she has been part of.

But one of the recent highlights of her career was her project under the BINHI Flagship Species Initiative (FSI), “Plushies for Wildlife Conservation.” The making of “Diwa” the Apo Myna (Goodfellowia miranda) and “Kali” the Golden-crowned Flying Fox (Acerodon jubatus) plush toys under the Plushies for Wildlife Conservation is a collaboration between EDC and the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI). The collaborative effort is anchored on three main development issues under the fundamental pillars of sustainable development—environmental, social, and economic.

“To address the need to protect and conserve local biodiversity, EDC (through BINHI FSI) prioritizes the protection of certain flora and fauna species in its wind and geothermal project sites.” Abby elaborates further: “The Apo Myna is EDC Mt. Apo Geothermal Project’s flagship fauna, while the Golden-crowned Flying Fox is EDC Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project’s flagship fauna. Under FSI, the Plushies for Wildlife Conservation Project endeavors to address biodiversity conservation, public awareness, and the needs of the communities for sustainable livelihood opportunities in an integrative way.”

This project, among many others, represents what Abby finds to be one of the most fulfilling parts of working with EDC. Even as the Company undergoes changes in operations, management styles, and leadership, Abby is confident that these changes won’t impact how she goes about her work.

“Through time, EDC has gone through a lot of changes—in its structure, culture, and ways of thinking and doing things. As cliché as it is, change is really inevitable. Considering all the changes and the declaration of the Company that it aims to forge collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future, I can say that the experiences, skills, and knowledge I acquired through and with EDC help me help EDC achieve its mission.”

It’s certainly the case for Plushies for Wildlife Conservation. In 2022 alone, 1,408 units of plushies were initially sold and distributed. The launch and all promotional and advocacy communication activities also resulted in a reach of at least 360,000 through the help of platforms such as Kapamilya Konek, G Diaries, and TV Patrol—all these contributing to raising awareness.

EDC strongly believes in helping our employees achieve their own goals while advancing the Company’s regenerative initiatives. For Abby and her colleagues, the Company has created the perfect environment to enable them to do what they do best. “For me, EDC’s mission can be achieved through the collective effort of everyone in the organization and its partners,” Abby says. “[Each of] our initiatives, like this Plushies Project, is a move to elevate everything we touch. Big or small, everything we do contributes to achieving the greater goal of a decarbonized and regenerative future for all of us.”

Abegail Gatdula
Watershed Management Officer

Integrating Social Enterprise Development in Wildlife Conservation: The Fruit of a Life-Changing Decision

“I was a fresh graduate and had just passed the Forestry Licensure Examination (FLE) in 2011 when I applied for a Watershed Management Assistant position I saw online. I never knew that that single decision of mindlessly submitting my application would entirely change the course of my life.”

With over a decade of experience working in EDC, Abby has worn many hats. Forestry and natural resources management, community and stakeholder relations, regulatory compliance, operational risk assessments, geohazard assessments, and even business continuity and emergency response initiatives are just some of the many projects that she has been part of.

But one of the recent highlights of her career was her project under the BINHI Flagship Species Initiative (FSI), “Plushies for Wildlife Conservation.” The making of “Diwa” the Apo Myna (Goodfellowia miranda) and “Kali” the Golden-crowned Flying Fox (Acerodon jubatus) plush toys under the Plushies for Wildlife Conservation is a collaboration between EDC and the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI). The collaborative effort is anchored on three main development issues under the fundamental pillars of sustainable development—environmental, social, and economic.

“To address the need to protect and conserve local biodiversity, EDC (through BINHI FSI) prioritizes the protection of certain flora and fauna species in its wind and geothermal project sites.” Abby elaborates further: “The Apo Myna is EDC Mt. Apo Geothermal Project’s flagship fauna, while the Golden-crowned Flying Fox is EDC Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project’s flagship fauna. Under FSI, the Plushies for Wildlife Conservation Project endeavors to address

biodiversity conservation, public awareness, and the needs of the communities for sustainable livelihood opportunities in an integrative way.”

This project, among many others, represents what Abby finds to be one of the most fulfilling parts of working with EDC. Even as the Company undergoes changes in operations, management styles, and leadership, Abby is confident that these changes won’t impact how she goes about her work.

“Through time, EDC has gone through a lot of changes—in its structure, culture, and ways of thinking and doing things. As cliché as it is, change is really inevitable. Considering all the changes and the declaration of the Company that it aims to forge collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future, I can say that the experiences, skills, and knowledge I acquired through and with EDC help me help EDC achieve its mission.”

It’s certainly the case for Plushies for Wildlife Conservation. In 2022 alone, 1,408 units of plushies were initially sold and distributed. The launch and all promotional and advocacy communication activities also resulted in a reach of at least 360,000 through the help of platforms such as Kapamilya Konek, G Diaries, and TV Patrol—all these contributing to raising awareness.

EDC strongly believes in helping our employees achieve their own goals while advancing the Company’s regenerative initiatives. For Abby and her colleagues, the Company has created the perfect environment to enable them to do what they do best. “For me, EDC’s mission can be achieved through the collective effort of everyone in the organization and its partners,” Abby says. “[Each of] our initiatives, like this Plushies Project, is a move to elevate everything we touch. Big or small, everything we do contributes to achieving the greater goal of a decarbonized and regenerative future for all of us.”

Abegail Gatdula
Watershed Management Officer