Aboitiz Construction Inc. signed an agreement with state-run National Power Corp. to adopt 1.6 hectares of planting site in the Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal reservation area for three years in line with the company’s commitment toward environmental sustainability.
Private companies, under Napocor’s Energy Sector Carbon Sequestration Initiative, are encouraged to participate in the 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 same 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 is pursuing its commitment to environmental sustainability. It teamed up with Envirotech Waste Recycling Inc. last year to better manage plastic waste across all its project sites nationwide.
Aboitiz Construction is the privately-held construction company of the Aboitiz Group, with over 40 years of nationwide track record in heavy industries, light industries, infrastructure and industrial maintenance.