Among 130 mining companies metallic and non-metallic in the Philippines, SR Metals, Inc. based in Tubay, Agusan del Norte was conferred with the highest award, Presidential Mineral Industry and Environmental Award by the Philippine government during the Testimonial Dinner and Awards Night on the 4-day Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference held last November 21-24, 2017 at CAP John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.
Sec. Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) congratulated the awardees, hoped to continue their dedication and inviting all mines to do the same quoting that responsible mandate given by President Rodrigo Duterte.
It can be recalled that only this year’s ANMSEC that DENR chief has graced.
He further highlighted that it is his duty to give his support to the companies who performed beyond excellence.
Miguel Alberto Gutierrez, SRMI President, said in his speech, assures that his firm is in one with the government in protecting the environment.Gutierrez: SRMI is in one with the government in protecting the environment.
He also thanked everyone, employees, his families, and the stakeholders who concerted effort and were considered were main actors of the award.
The Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award is the highest award given every year to deserving companies involved in mining activities such as quarry operation, underground and surface operation and mineral processing to which established high standards in environmental protection and enhancement, social and community development, safety and health and overall operations by virtue of the executive order 399 of President Fidel Ramos.
SRMetals is the only mining company which received the said prestigious award.
SR Metals also bagged the 2nd runner up for best mining forest and runner up for safest surface mine.
SR Metals has been a consistent awardee from 2015-2017, three years in a row and tagged as among model mining companies in the Philippines. By JD