Aboitiz Power Corporation’s nationwide oil business unit subsidiaries and partners recently commemorated International Coastal Cleanup Day, with volunteers and local government unit representatives helping gather waste materials from coastal areas within their host communities.
In Luzon, Therma Mobile Inc. worked with the City of Navotas for its coastal clean-up drive. As it is bordered by Manila Bay in the east, trash from various creeks and rivers of Metro Manila gets deposited into the area. To manage this problem, the local government of Navotas conducts regular ocean cleanup activities.
In the Visayas region, participating AboitizPower sites include Cebu Private Power, East Asia Utilities, and Therma Power-Visayas. Volunteers here collected solid waste from its coastal areas in the Pandan River in Naga City and Mactan Channel. Collectively, they were able to gather almost 250 kilograms of waste.
Apart from coastal clean-up, the Therma Marine Inc. sites in Mindanao included mangrove planting as part of their activities. In the event, volunteers planted more than 700 mangroves along the beneficiary coastal areas. When these reach maturity, mangroves will serve as fish sanctuaries that can further help enrich biodiversity.
“We are glad to support initiatives that promote taking care of the environ-ment such as this,” said Therma Mobile Assistant Vice President Zyrel Jumalon. “This allows us to do our part in protecting the planet and minimize our environmental impact.”
AboitizPower subsidiaries actively participate in the yearly commemoration of International Coastal Clean-up Day as part of the company’s drive to operate sustainably, guided by its solid environmental, social, and governance standards and practices. International Coastal Cleanup Day began more than 30 years ago to clean the coastal areas and document and study the types of waste collected.|– BNN News