Didipio: Security Guard Training

We recently partnered with the Philippine authorities to hold a seminar to better equip our security contractors with the tools to observe the basic principles of human rights. The activity was held in July at the mine’s 550-man camp.

The officer in charge of the commission on Human Rights, Cecilia Lazaro, conducted an information and education seminar among security personnel tasked to guard the mine’s premises.  The seminar focused its discussion on several rules applied in such situations where engagement is inevitable. Our team taught the delegates about the requirement of a person in a position of authority to exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with actual and potential civil disturbances.

A Community and Human Rights Compliance Standards Manual was recently published and distributed around the company.

Sustainable Water Management

Our commitment to sustainable water management in the Philippines was demonstrated in the successful commissioning of our new water treatment plant, which not only showcases the latest technology, but helps make the work of sustainable water management much easier.

The team’s objective was to ensure the quality of water leaving the site meets, and preferably exceeds, the standards required for successful environmental management.

The new plant boasts a thickener with a 34m diameter and has a capacity of 4,500m squared and a throughput rate of 2,000 m squared per hour Together with a complementary water management strategies of reducing water used, and recycling as much as possible, the plant will assist with the operation in minimizing its impact on the environment.

The project took eight months to complete by a team of local contractors and our employees and further demonstrates the Company’s strong technical and project delivery capability.