SNAP-Benguet scores hat trick at GKK regionals

Posted on November 04, 2022
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SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet, Inc. (SNAP-Benguet) bags the top awards, dominating other industries as the Regional Champions and assistant vice president (AVP) and plant manager Hollis Fernandez for the individual award at the 12th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) awarding held in DOLE-CAR office on October 27, 2022. The awards were personally conferred by Regional Director (RD) Nathaniel Lacambra, Assistant RD Emerito Narag, and Engr. Concepcion Sto. Tomas, Chief of the OSHC Safety Division to SNAP representatives.

Through the GKK, DOLE recognizes outstanding establishments and individuals in terms of successful health, safety, and environment programs and policies. A Regional Selection Committee, chaired by the DOLE regional director and composed of experts from DOLE-CAR, OSHC, ECC, safety organizations, and the private sector, among others, determined SNAP-Benguet as the region’s winning organization after conducting regional validation and judging of qualified entries. Hollis Fernandez, was also awarded as the individual regional champion.

In a speech at the ceremony, OSHC Director Ma. Teresita Cucueco commends the regional winners and encourages industries and individuals to continually uphold safety and health in the workplace, and participate in the GKK program.

The regional award makes SNAP-Benguet eligible for the National GKK championship, the winners of which will be determined later in the year. SNAP Group’s other business unit, SNAP-Magat, was awarded the same distinction in its respective region last October 24 in Tuguegarao.

True to its core value of safety, SNAP strives to keep raising the benchmark on innovative and effective health and safety programs for its workforce and communities.

About SNAP-Benguet:

SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet (SNAP-Benguet) is a joint venture of Scatec and Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP). Scatec is a Norway-based leading renewable power producer that delivers affordable and clean energy worldwide. As a long-term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns, and operates solar, wind, and hydro power plants and storage solutions.

AP is the holding company of the Philippines-based Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. It advances business and communities by providing reliable and ample power supply at a reasonable and competitive price, and with the least adverse effects on the environment and host communities.

SNAP-Benguet owns and operates the 105-MW Ambuklao and 140-MW Binga hydroelectric power plants in Benguet. The non-power components such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways are owned and managed by the government. In line with established protocols, SNAP operates the spillway gates during normal conditions and the government takes over operations during extraordinary conditions.