6 mining companies bag Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award
SIX mining companies were recently recognized for outstanding levels of dedication, initiative and innovation in mining. The awards highlight an annual mining conference that focuses on mine safety and the environment in Baguio City.
Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corp. won in the Mineral Exploration category while the Mindanao Mineral Processing and Refining Corp. bagged the award for the Mineral Processing category. For the Quarry Operation Category, Republic Cement & Building Materials, Inc.—Bulacan and Holcim Mining and Development Corp.—Davao bagged the Quarry Operation category.
For the Surface Mining category, Agata Mining Ventures Inc. and Cagdianao Mining Corp. bagged the coveted award.
Environment Undersecretary for Climate Change and Mining Concerns Analiza R. Teh, who represented Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, together with Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) President Walter W. Brown led the awarding during the Awards Night and Testimonial Dinner at the CAP John Hay Trade and Cultural Center in Baguio City Friday night. The event capped the four-day 66th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference organized by the PMSEA in partnership with Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award recognizes outstanding levels of dedication, initiative and innovation in the pursuit of entities involved in various aspects of mineral utilization.
The scope of the environmental management includes among others, programs/projects/activities being implemented for environmental protection and enhancement of mining areas, development of the host and neighboring communities, land use improvement, exploration, and mining site rehabilitation and, final decommissioning.
Established under Executive Order No. 399 on February 03, 1997, PMIEA is conferred every year on deserving groups and/or companies engaged in mining activities in the country under various categories.
This year, two companies vying for the PMIEA receive the Titanium Award and 15 others bagged the Platinum Award.
Meanwhile, winning this year’s Best Mining Forest Awards are Philex Mining Corporation for the Mineral Exploration Category, and Philippine Mining Service Corp. Alcoy Plant for the Mineral Processing Category.
The LafargeHolcim Aggregates Inc. won the non-metallic category while FCF Minerals Corporation bagged the award for the Metallic category.
On the other hand, the winners in the 2019 Safest Mines Awards are Filiminera Resources Corporation for Safest Mineral Exploration-A category; and Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corporation for the Safest Mineral Exploration-B category.
Republic Cement and Building Materials Inc.-Batangas bagged the award for the Safest Quarry Operation category.
For the Safest Surface Mining Operation category, Cagdianao Mining Corporation; Safest Underground Operation, Apex Mining Company, Inc.
For Safest Mineral Processing – Crushing Plant Category, Philippine Mining Services Corporation-Alcoy Plant took home the trophy.
Coral Bay Nickel Corporation bagged the Safest Mineral Processing – Extraction category while Unichamp Mineral Phils. Inc. won the Safest Mineral Processing – Calcining Plant category.
Carmen Copper Corporation won the Most Improved Safety Performance category while Cagdianao Mining Corporation bagged the Safest Mining Operation category.