ACCIONA champions work safety in the Philippines

ACCIONA, the Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy conglomerate, recently gathered over 200 public and private sector leaders and professionals at its first-ever Health and Safety Day (H&S 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.

ACCIONA’s Construction Health and Safety Manager Raul Morante is shown introducing virtual keynote speaker Sidney Dekker, author of ‘The Safety Anarchist’ to discuss the importance of workplace safety resources and awareness.

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 keynote speaker was Sidney Dekker, the bestselling author of The Safety Anarchist, who emphasized the importance of workplace safety resources and awareness. 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 5% of its water consumption, and the ACCIONA Group.

ACCIONA SEA Regional Director Ruben Camba is shown delivering his welcome remarks.

“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 upheld global health and safety standards in the construction of DWTP Putatan II water treatment plant in Muntinlupa (left) and Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) (right).

ACCIONA, the first infrastructure and energy company to achieve net-zero carbon emissions globally, has already become one of the most extensive construction and water contractors in the country, incorporating modern and sustainable technologies, designs, and innovations in milestone projects, including the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) as part of the consortium of Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) with Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, railway lines connecting Malolos with Clark International Airport, the DWTP Putatan II water treatment plant in Muntinlupa for Maynilad Water Services, and the DWTP Laguna Lake with a target final treatment capacity of 150,000 m3 per day. These ACCIONA projects have employed more than 5,000 people in the Philippines. Beyond its infrastructure projects, the company is committed to social responsibility in the Philippines 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. acciona.org’s first project was “Luz en Casa El Nido,” which gave more than 100 underprivileged homes access to solar power.

ACCIONA’s H&S Day was supported by PERI, Trevi, MJM Trading, DMCI, Bauer, GHD, and partner organizations Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) and Construction Management Development Foundation (CMDF).