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Safety, Health and Welfare Policy

Safety and Health


Fundamental to our safety program is our compliance to applicable legal, government and regulatory requirements.


We have around 152 safety committee personnel tasked with monitoring, implementing and continuously improving the safety practices and standards across our organization.


To further strengthen our occupational health and safety management system, we have been implementing the quality systems and principles of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


Since 2008, our coal mining operations and support activities have conformed to the stringent Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ISO 18001:2007).


We believe that by aligning our daily operations with local and international standards, we can mitigate health and safety risks for our employees, visitors and host communities.


Learn more about our Environment, Safety and Health programs and initiatives in our Integrated Annual Report.



Health & Welfare


The Company’s holistic health program covers annual physical examination, physical fitness and sports activities. Opportunities are in place for recreational activities to promote physical fitness, foster camaraderie and team spirit, as well as spiritual activities to enrich one’s personal values. Our year-round arts, music and sports program aims to promote community- and self-sustainability, and present better work-life balance to company workers and island residents. The same program provides the children of Semirara Island creative and physical outlet for their youthful energy, an avenue to discover and develop skills in the arts, music and sports. Other wellness programs include physical fitness activities such as Zumba and aerobics classes, and information campaign and seminars regarding one’s healthy lifestyle and financial health.


The Company-owned–operated infirmary facility provides free primary medical services not only to the Mine Site workforce and their dependents, but to local residents. The facility has at least four (4) medical doctors on duty everyday, two (2) dentists, two (2) medical technologists, one (1) x-ray technician, seven (7) nurses, a midwife, three (3) nurse aides who also function as pharmacy assistants, and caregivers. It has been a Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) - accredited facility since 2013. The hospital’s pharmacy offers more reliable supply and discounted cost of medicines to the island community. 



List of Benefits to Full-time Employees

Govt Mandated Benefits

Additional Company Benefits


SSS Contribution

Life and Accident Insurance

In-House Health Care (R&F)

Pag – Ibig (HDMF) Contribution

Health Care Insurance

1 sack milled rice every 2 mos. (R&F)

Phil Health Contribution

Sick Leave Credits after first year of employment – 15 days after one year

Service Award (R&F) depends on yrs of service (5, 10, 15 or 20 yrs)

13th Month Pay

Vacation Leave Credits after first year of employment – 15 days per year

Bereavement Financial assistance

Maternity Leave – 60 up to 78 days

Free primary medical services–including basic dental services– to mine site workers & their dependents

Emergency leave – 4 days/year

Paternity Leave – 7 days

Bereavement Leave – 4 days per covered family member

Medicine Allowance

upon anniversary (R&F)

Solo Parent Leave – 7 days

Medicine Allowance

Relocation allowance (upon retirement)

Special Gynecological Surgery Leave Benefits for Women – two months

Free Housing – Mine Site

Anti-Violence Against Women and Children – 10 days


Free Power Allocation (R&F-300mw/mo.; Jr Staff-600mw/mo.; Sr staff:800mw/mo.) and Water utilities – Mine Site


Retirement Benefit (RA 7641) – Your Company has a funded, noncontributory defined benefit plan, SMPC Retirement plan

Free Education (K to 12) for dependents – Mine Site



Dormitory for employees residing more than 36 kms. away from the Calaca Plan


 In-House Health Care clinic – Calaca Plant