April 11, 2023
First Gen-owned Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has bagged gold and two silver awards at the 8th Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, the most prestigious awards for sustainability and integrated reports.
EDC received three awards for its exemplary 2021 Integrated Report, with one gold for Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (CEO Letter category), a silver for Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (Private Company category), and another silver for Asia’s Best Integrated Report (Value Creation category). These recognitions are a testament to EDC’s commitment to sustainability and its efforts to address material sustainability issues.
The awards were revealed in a recently held virtual awarding ceremony by Tom Moody, Regional Director, South East Asia for Climate and Energy and Charis Yeap, Regional Lead for Green Finance at the British High Commission in Singapore, and Elaine Cohen, a well-respected sustainability reporting expert and a member of the ASRA judging panel. The event was attended by senior business leaders and sustainability practitioners from 16 countries.
Rajesh Chhabara, founder of ASRA and Managing Director of CSWorks, stated, “EDC’s integrated report demonstrates its commitment to high-quality disclosure about how it manages material environmental, social, and governance issues, risks, and opportunities to create sustainable value for its stakeholders.”
The CEO Letter category considers messages from top executives that were published in sustainability and integrated reports that were considered from hundreds of companies in Asia. Value creation, on the other hand, evaluates short, medium, and long-term value resulting from the positive outcomes of the companies’ business activities. Asia’s Best Sustainability Report for Private Companies looks at environment, social, and governance (ESG) reports that were voluntarily released by companies.
“We are grateful to CSRWorks for recognizing our 2021 integrated report, which mirrors our over 1,400 employees’ hard work in providing a reliable source of 24/7 clean, renewable energy to our fellow Filipinos in a way that nurtures the environment and our communities,” said Allan V. Barcena, Assistant Vice President and head of Corporate Relations & Communications at EDC. “These awards inspire us to not only keep on improving our reports but more importantly, to work towards having a regenerative ESG performance.”
The awards go to sustainability and integrated reports that demonstrate high-quality, value-creation reporting. The winning reports are selected based on a rigorous assessment process, where an independent judging panel determines the finalists and winners. The multi-tiered judging process not only evaluates the quality of the report but also conducts comprehensive due diligence that takes into account the companies’ reputations among their stakeholders.
EDC is First Gen’s 100% renewable energy subsidiary that has over 1,480-MW total installed capacity and accounts for 20% of the country’s total installed RE capacity. Its 1,185.40-MW geothermal portfolio accounts for 62% of the country’s total installed geothermal capacity, making the Philippines the third largest geothermal producer in the world.
Visit https://integratedreport.energy.com.ph/ to learn more about EDC’s integrated report.
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The Asia Integrated Reporting Awards (AIRA) recognize and honor integrated reporting leaders in Asia. AIRA is a once-a-year opportunity for all organizations to build trust and awareness amongst investors and stakeholders by sharing their value creation progress. AIRA is now considered the most inspiring international recognition for corporate reporting.
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CSRWorks International is a Singapore-based sustainability firm that provides advisory, training, and thought leadership services. CSRWorks has created the Asia Integrated Reporting Awards (AIRA) to identify and honor integrated reporting leaders. AIRA is organized alongside the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). CSRWorks is a global training partner of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), IFRS Foundation, EcoVadis, and AccountAbility (AA1000). For more information, please visit www.csrworks.com.