SNAP Group Recognized for Excellent Health and Safety Management amid COVID-19
SN Aboitiz Group was recognized by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Safety and Health Association of the Philippine Energy Sector (SHAPES) for their outstanding safety and health practices as well as their occupational health management in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Its renewable energy companies SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) and SNAP-Benguet were awarded during a virtual ceremony on December 2, 2020, the second day of the 16th Energy Safety and Health Conference hosted by SHAPES.
In the group category, SNAP-Benguet’s Ambuklao and Binga plants bagged the Titanium Award of the 2020 Corporate Safety and Health Excellence Award, while the Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant received the Gold Award. To qualify, establishments must have zero Lost Time Accident (LTA) and no infractions that breach DOE’s Renewable Energy Safety, Health, and Environment Rules and Regulations (RESHERR) and the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
Special awards were also given to the Magat, Ambuklao, and Binga plants for implementing prompt and innovative occupational health and safety protocols in response to COVID-19 unsettling the country this year. Individual recognition was also given to the following SNAP safety practitioners: Clifford S. Dailay (Titanium Award), Hollis G. Fernandez (Titanium), Jessie A. Palma (Titanium), Rachelle Anne L. Severo (Gold), Eliseo Rey Ingles (Gold), Cheryl Ragsac (Gold), Jillan T. Jacinto (Silver), Jimmy B. Bacena (Bronze), Barry Frank Yabut (Basic), and Jose B. Lachica III (Basic).
SNAP-Benguet and SNAP-Magat have been consistently recognized by the awarding body for six years, and were even inducted in the Hall of Fame of Corporate Safety and Health Excellence last year. They continue to implement, promote, and develop global-standard health and safety practices in their operations.
SNAP Group is a joint venture of SN Power of Norway and Aboitiz Power. It owns and operates the Ambuklao and Binga hydroelectric power plants in Benguet; the Magat hydroelectric power plant on the border of Isabela and Ifugao; and the Maris hydroelectric power plant in Isabela. The ownership, management, and operations of all non-power components such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways remain with the government.