Environmental protection, management and monitoring
The Company’s Co-O Gold Mine with its own processing plant has established its environmental management strategies to comply with the mandates of the relevant regulating bodies. The continual mining operation, though expanding to different levels, has only minimal surface disturbed areas. The Company’s environmental protection and enhancement program and environmental mitigating measures ensured that the tenement’s land, air and water resources were responsibly managed.
The Company’s thrust to reduce its carbon footprint is continuously conducted. At the end of 2019, a total of 1,755 hectare - plantation was established with 1,102,671 seedlings planted. The established plantation is estimated to sequester 189,804.64 tonnes of carbon, which compensates 2019’s carbon emission of 47,990.59 tonnes of CO2 emission from the mill and mine operations. The land resource rehabilitation effort was conducted not only at the direct impact areas within the tenement but also in host and neighbouring communities
The majority of the people involved in our operations and projects are based at the Philsaga Mining Corporation sites, which includes site contractors and suppliers.
These Safety and Health programs include:
In support to the Environmental Management Bureau’s flagship program in the protection of the water bodies, the Company subscribes to its Adopt-a-Creek Program by adopting three water bodies traversing within the mill and mine operation as well as to its adjacent areas namely- Agsao Creek, Bayugan 3 Creek and Co-O Creek.
Activities to maintain and enhance water quality includes creek clean up and riparian enhancement by planting narra and bamboo along the embankment or the waterbody.
Information Education Communication (IEC) campaigns were conducted to the community and/resident near the water body to reiterate the value of water resources.