1st Philippine Natural Resources Development Forum
The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is organizing the 1st Philippine Natural Resources Development Forum on April 26, 2019 at Marriott Hotel Manila with the theme “Harnessing Natural Resources for Inclusiveness and Sustainable Development”.
Apr 26, 2019, 07:00
Apr 26, 2019, 14:30
SGS's Jerome Cipriano (Energy, Environmental and Health & Safety Certification Manager) is one of the panelists of Session 2 about “Global Standards in Enhancing Inclusion along the Value Chain”. He will give a talk about “Safe and Sustainable Mining with ISO Standards”.
As an advocate of management systems, Jerome is an ardent practitioner of various ISO standards on quality, environment, energy, health and safety, supply chain security, business continuity, and more. He has extensive experience in leading audits, conducting technical reviews, training and qualifying auditors. Jerome is a Certified Energy Manager under the ASEAN Energy Management Scheme. He is a member of the Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines.
The forum would like to convene decision makers and other key stakeholders from the Mining (Metallic and Non-metallic subsectors) as well as Upstream Oil & Gas, Coal subsectors to discuss challenges, opportunities, policy reforms and best practices in harnessing the country's natural resources and their contribution to sustainable development.
The mining industry in the Philippines is a major economic activity but remains operating below potential. There is a considerable anti-mining sentiment in the country especially at the subnational levels where environmental impact and displacement of indigenous peoples caused by mining operations have been the focus of much debate. Small-scale mining is also contentious, due to poor regulations and overlapping policies between national and local government. The ECCP believes that the contribution to national development and share value can be further enhanced through better regulatory and enabling policies, best practices in value sharing, environment-friendly technologies and socially responsible investments.
The 1st Philippine Natural Resources Development Forum intends to convene decision makers and other key stakeholders from the Mining (Metallic and Non-metallic subsectors) as well as Upstream Oil & Gas, Coal subsectors to discuss challenges, opportunities, policy reforms and best practices in harnessing the country’s natural resources and their contribution to sustainable development.