SMI is committed to the highest standards of environmental management and performance. Our management practices proactively prevent risks and we have a comprehensive monitoring program in place to regularly assess and record the project’s environmental performance.
In line with corporate practice and commitment, we operate to industry-leading environmental standards.
We are proud of our record in environmental management, having never recorded a serious environmental incident nor received any penalties or fines. However, if an environmental incident was to occur we have a strict management system which guides our decision-making to determine the cause, and take steps to prevent its reoccurrence.
We have a strong track-record as a company that works in a responsible and ethical manner. In fact our commitment to responsible environmental management in the Philippines has been recognized by the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) with the following awards:
2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2012, 2011 - Winner Presidential Environment Award
2010, 2009, 2008 - Winner Best Mining Forest Program Special Award
2006 - Runner up Best Mining Forest Program Special Award
2004 - Runner up Presidential Environmental Award
In 2014, SMI was given a special award by the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) for having won the presidential award in 5 consecutive years from 2009 to 2013.
Also in 2014, SMI was awarded a Platinum Achievement Award given by the PMIEA Award Selection Committee.
SMI continues to invest in environmental enhancement programs including our award winning reforestation program. Since 2005 we have planted or donated 600,000 seedlings within the region.