For the 9th time in a row, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) bagged the highest and most prestigious award— Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) during the recent Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) held in November 17 at Baguio City.
Together with PMIEA, it also won again the Safest Mines Award under the Safest Mineral Processing Extraction Category and Best Mining Forest Award under the Mineral Processing Plant.
On top of these, two (2) of its employees were recognized as the best among the best in Mines’ Best Personalities. Ms. Myla S. Bacani and Ms. Merry Chris R. Tejada won as Best Plant Worker and Best Plant Safety Inspector respectively.
PMIEA is the highest award given to mining related companies led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA). This is given to mining-related companies that have exhibited exemplary performance in terms of safety and health, environmental protection and enhancement and Social Development & Management Program.
“CBNC aspires to continue playing its small part in nation building by strengthening its plant operation with high considerations on safety, environmental impact mitigation and community development,” said CBNC Plant Manager Hideaki Sato.
“The recognitions will serve as a reminder that we must strive to continue what we do for the economy, the people and the planet,” the CBNC Plant Manager added.
Since the beginning of its operation in 2005, CBNC has been an active partner of the government in development particularly thru fiscal obligations, job creation and social intervention program. These awards are testaments to unwavering commitment to development thru responsible mineral processing of every men and women of CBNC who works tirelessly on a daily basis.
CBNC also expressed its gratitude to the people of Bataraza and the entire Palawan for allowing CBNC to make Palawan its home. “Our business operation would not have been possible without the social acceptance, and more importantly, the consistent collaboration that we have been nurturing over the years,” said CBNC Plant Manager.
This year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recognized not only CBNC but 12 other PMIEA recipients, 13 Platinum Awardees, 8 titanium awardees in Surface mining, Quarry and Mineral Processing categories. Moreover, there were 16 safest mining and 13 mining forest awardees. Which shows the efforts that every mining and mineral processing companies continue to strive to contribute to the development of the Philippines thru responsible mining.