Renewable energy firm backs best health, safety practices
A sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy firm gathered Philippine partners to share health and safety best practices.
Acciona, the Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy conglomerate, recently gathered over 200 public and private sector leaders and professionals at its first Health and Safety Day in the Philippines to commemorate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, held annually to promote the prevention of occupational accidents, diseases, and deaths.
The event covered occupational safety, risk management, emergency response, and applicable technologies; discussed innovative solutions for ensuring employee well-being and reducing workplace hazards; and highlighted practical safety skills at work.
The Safety Anarchist author Sidney Dekker, who was the guest of honor, emphasized the importance of workplace safety resources and awareness.
The other resource persons were representatives from PERI, the leading formwork and scaffolding systems manufacturer and supplier, Tseung Kwan O, who is behind the first desalination plant in Hong Kong to supply the region with five percent of its water consumption and the Acciona Group.
“As a global company that develops and manages sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy solutions spanning the entire value chain, Acciona puts the welfare of the planet, the markets we are present in, and our partners at the center of what we do,” Ruben Camba, Acciona’s Director of Infrastructure in Southeast Asia, said.
“In today’s evolving business landscape, we believe that a safe and healthy working environment remains a fundamental principle and right at work. Beyond ensuring our employees’ and subcontractors’ safety and health, we must proactively promote risk-free working environments and a culture of prevention and well-being, leveraging our global learnings and experiences.”
Acciona, the first infrastructure and energy company to achieve net-zero carbon emissions globally, has become one of the most extensive construction and water contractors in the country, incorporating modern and sustainable technologies, designs, and innovations in milestone projects and employed more than 5,000 people in the Philippines.
Beyond its infrastructure projects, the company is committed to social responsibility by establishing its corporate foundation, acciona.org, which aims to provide safe, affordable, and sustainable access to energy, water, and sewerage systems to disadvantaged communities. – Press release