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Semirara Mining and Power Corporation Selected as 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist



Semirara Mining and Power Corporation Selected as 2015 Platts GlobalEnergyAwards Finalist

Winners to be Recognized at December 9 New York Gala 


Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) has been named a finalist in the Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership and innovation. The 2015 finalists, chosen from nearly 200 nominees from nearly three dozen nominating countries and representing 4 continents, were recently announced by program host Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information.  


SMPC was recognized for its 5Es Program under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category.


The 5Es Program aims to reduce poverty and facilitate development in SMPC’s host community using a sustained, holistic approach. The program includes projects and initiatives that address (1) Education and Training, (2) Environmental Stewardship, (3) Employment and Livelihood, (4) Electrification and Basic Infrastructure, and (5) Emergency Preparedness.  


Established in 1999 and often described as “the Oscars” of the energy industry, the Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and performance excellence in 17 categories spanning the energy complex.


The 5Es program has transformed a once impoverished, far-flung island in Antique into a first-class municipality that has high-value employment, reliable electricity, potable water, well-maintained schools, improved infrastructure and thriving local economy for its residents.


Hundreds of energy industry representatives are expected to attend the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards black-tie dinner gala in New York City on December 9. The awards program will be emceed by CNBC News Anchor Amanda Drury for a sixth consecutive year.  


Preceding the Awards program, finalists and other industry executives will take part in the Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum, a platform for exploration and debate of industry-critical issues by energy executives, government officials and academics.


Founded in 1909, Platts is the commodities information arm of McGraw Hill Financial and a premier source of benchmark price references, with news, data and information coverage spanning biofuels, carbon emissions, coal, electricity, oil, natural gas, metals, nuclear power, petrochemicals, shipping, sugar, grains and other agriculture products used in making ethanol and other biofuels.   




About SMPC: Semirara Mining and Power Corporation is the largest coal producer in the Philippines, and the only power generator in the country that has its own fuel source (coal). Its shares of stock are listed and traded in the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol “SCC”.


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