Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI), a project of TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD), was recently conferred the 2021 Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA).
A statement showed that for the third time, AMVI secured the country’s highest distinction for exceptional environmental performance, safety and health practices, social development, and effective Information, Education, and Communication programs.
TVIRD is the local affiliate of listed Canadian mining firm TVI Pacific Inc. (TVI).
“The Philippine mining industry remained resilient and kept the country’s economic engine running – even at the height of the pandemic,” said AMVI President Cynthia Marie S. Delfin.
“This award – given as we are emerging from this pandemic and opening up the economy – is truly a symbol of commitment, resilience and hope. I thank the men and women of Agata for keeping our corporate vessel on course in transforming our business, bringing innovations to our industry and successfully engaging our communities in a meaningful development,” she added.
Delfin further said that with the effects of climate change looming in the near distance, the partnership of industry and government is more important than ever.
“The responsible mining of minerals will provide us the ingredients by which we can reduce our carbon footprint and give the environment the chance to heal itself – and us, in the process,” Delfin said.
Agata is among the country’s mining companies that continued to operate since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.