We understand that the protection and care of the environment is an investment both for continued operations and for the communities which support and are supported by the company.
- First Gen remains an advocate of the Center of the Center Program (COC), a marine biodiversity conservation program protecting the Verde Island Passage, the most marine-diverse site in the world. First Gen provides marine law enforcement support to Bantay Dagat (sea watch) members in 10 municipalities and one city in Batangas. The members are given support through the provision of life and accident insurance, and access to training in partnership with the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office of Batangas. Regular coastal and canal clean-ups are conducted in Batangas and Bukidnon, in addition to efforts during the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day
- The EDC BINHI greening legacy program implemented in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija involves the Tree for Food and Tree for Life modules. This aims to reforest and rehabilitate the Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed Forest Reserve (PCWFR). 647 hectares are currently being maintained by FG Hydro
- A biodiversity study of the flora, fauna, and aquatic life in the PCWFR is conducted in partnership with the University of the Philippines – Diliman Science Research Foundation (DSRF) to determine the state of biodiversity in the area and possible adaptation strategies to preserve it. The Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve (MFR), an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2013, was also studied in partnership with DSRF and the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems to assess, document and monitor the biodiversity
- The biodiversity in the PCWFR effort led to the discovery of a new species of the rafflesia flower – the Rafflesia consueloae
- First Gen employees planted an additional 1,900 indigenous seedlings in the La Mesa Watershed, Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Bukidnon and Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.