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Social Development Policy

SEMIRARA MINING & POWER CORPORATION aims to provide lasting and positive contribution to the communities in which we operate through establishing and building mutually beneficial partnerships based on open, honest and constructive engagements.  We commit ourselves to be a leader in our industry that understands the privilege of being welcomed and trusted by our host communities by:


  1. Engaging communities to understand their needs, concerns, and aspirations towards self-sufficiency and takes them into account in our decisions;
  2. Align our community investments to social and environmental interests of our host communities;
  3. Being transparent to our host communities about our operations social and environmental impacts or potential impacts as well as employ best practices in mining to reduce and mitigate such impacts;
  4. Partnership with host communities and offer sustainable benefits from our presence through job generation, business opportunities, and community investments;
  5. Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and standards to which we subscribe;
  6. Encouraging our personnel to support our community commitments and investments, and identify ways to contribute their expertise to benefit our host communities; and
  7. Regular measurement and reporting of progress, impact and outcomes of our community activities, investments and partnerships.

 

This policy shall be communicated to the entire corporate workforce as well as visitors and relevant and interested stakeholders.  They are in turn, encouraged to report issues or concern that led to or will lead to issues and /or deviation from these commitments to the Management Team, without fear of repression, reprimand or intimidation.

 

 

Our compliance practices and standards continue to reflect the industry’s best practices, leading to recognition in the international stage. This 2017, following our successful transition in our coal mining operations, SMPC has passed conformance and was recommended for certification to the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 and ISO14001 on quality and environmental management systems, and a recertification of OHSAS18001:2007 on occupational health and management system by the external conformity assessment body, Governing Board of Certification International Philippines, Inc.

 

We have been ISO and OHSAS-certified for the past nine years.

 

The power operations of our subsidiaries, SEM-CALACA Power Corporation (SCPC) and Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corporation (SLPGC) are also certified to the same international standards of ISO 9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 this year.