Company Awards

NAC, and its leadership, are at the forefront of the industry’s campaign towards the practice of Sustainable Mining.

In 2019, NAC subsidiaries won several awards during the 66th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC). During the conference, CMC was bestowed the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA). CMC also received the second highest safety performance award – the Safest Surface Mines and the Overall Safest Mine Operations

These awards are given to operating mines that have shown exemplary performance in the areas of environmental enhancement and protection, safety, health, social development, and corporate social responsibility. Likewise, HMC received the Platinum Award in the surface mining category and garnered first runner-up honors in the Best Forest Award.

The Company also continues to implement Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) programs to inform various stakeholders, anti- mining groups, and the general public as to how responsible mining is beneficial to the economy and to the people in mining communities.

NAC continues to move forward on its sustainability journey. We welcome guests to visit and inspect our mine sites, for them to see and experience for themselves the effectiveness of our environmental and people-focused programs. For instance, last September 2019, we were happy to welcome Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) Party-List Representative Raymond Democrito Mendoza, who came to visit RTN’s rehabilitation efforts for mined-out areas. Going around the area, Rep. Mendoza and his party saw that responsible mining exists in the Philippines. He also noted how proper fund management has created better results in the rehabilitation of mined-out areas.

Environmental Awards received by Our Operating Subsidiaries

Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp.

  • First ASEAN Mineral Awards (2017)
  • Presidential Mineral Industry Environment Award (2002, 2003, 2015, 2018 & 2020)
  • Platinum Achievement Award (1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2016)
  • Titanium Achievement Award (1998 & 2009)
  • Surface Mining Category - Best Safety Inspector Mr. Jeffrey Pizarro (2014)
  • Surface Mining Category- Platinum Achievement Award (2014)
  • Quarry Category - Platinum Achievement Award (2013)
  • Best in First Aid Competition (2019)
  • 3rd Runner Up, Best Mining Forest Program (2019)

Taganito Mining Corp.

  • Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (2003, 2004, 2008)
  • Platinum Achievement Award (1999, 2006*, 2009, 2017)
  • Titanium Achievement Award (2007, 2016)
  • Mining Forest Program, Metallic Category
  • Best Mining Forest (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 1st runner up (2006, 2014)
  • 2nd runner up (1997, 2018)
  • 3rd runner up (1996, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013)
  • Best Safety Inspector (2016 – James Paje, 2017 – Benjamin Monteagudo)

Cagdianao Mining Corp.

  • Presidential Mineral Industry Environment Award (2019 & 2020)
  • Titanium Achievement Award (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Titanium Achievement Award (2015)
  • Titanium Achievement Award (2017)
  • Platinum Achievement Award (2018)
  • Safest Surface Mining Operation Award
  • Safest Mining Operation Award
  • Best Safety Inspector Award Safety Manager, Archie V. Sierra

Hinatuan Mining Corp.

  • Platinum Achievement Award (2020)
  • Surface Mining Operation Award (2020)
  • 1st Runner Up: Best Mining Forest Contest, Metallic Category (2020)
  • Mine's Best Personality: Mr. Aldrin L. Resullar, Best Surface Safest Inspector (2020)
  • Winner of the 2020 Platinum Award
  • Platinum Achievement Award (2019)
  • Platinum Achievement Award (2018)
  • Best Surface Miner 2018, Jhon M. Borja
  • Platinum Achievement Award (2017)
  • Titanium Achievement Award (2000, 2016)
  • Best Mine Supervisor for Surface Mining Category, Engr. James Wilkins Asio
  • Best Miner for Surface Mining Category, Angelo Cañada
  • 1st Runner Up for Best Mining Forest for Metallic Mines

Safety Awards Received by Our Operating Subsidiaries

Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp.

  • Ten Million Man Hours without Lost Time Accident (2013)
  • Real Property Tax Collection Rank 2 (2011)
  • Best Mining Forest Winner (2011)
  • Safest Surface Mining Operation1st Runner-up (1980,1982, 1985, 1988, 1989-1991, 2000 and 2010)
  • Best Mining Forest 2nd Runner-up (2010)
  • Real Property Tax Collection Rank 3 (2010)
  • Safest Surface Mining Operation Grand Winner (1983,1984, 1986, 1987, 1992-1995, 1998- 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009)
  • Most Improved Safety Performance Record (1984, 1986, 1987,1998, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2009)
  • 20 Million Manhours without Lost Time Accident (1982-1996)

Taganito Mining Corp.

  • Best Surface Safety Inspector - Mr. James Paje (2016)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Twelve Million Man-Hours without Lost Time Accident (2016)
  • Most Outstanding Fire Brigade (2016)
  • Champion - Busted Hose Category (2016)
  • 2nd Finish, Fire Extinguishment (2016)
  • Champion - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regional Fire Brigade Olympics (2016)
  • Safest Surface Operation Awards (2008,2009)
  • Zero Lost Time Accident Awards (2004,2005,2006,2007)
  • Safest Surface Mine - Runner Up (2006)
  • Safest Surface Mine - 2nd Runner Up (1989,1990,1991,2004)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Three Million Man-Hours (2004)
  • Safest Surface Mine (2003)
  • Zero Frequency Rate Awards (1996,1997,2001,2002)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Eight Million Man-Hours without Lost Time Accident (2001)
  • Safest Surface Operation Award - Runner Up (1998)
  • Recognition Award - 67,376 Man-Hours without Lost Time Accident (1998)

Cagdianao Mining Corp.

  • 4th Community Relations Officers Conference Outstanding Project - The Tilapia Culture Project–BoaFisherfolks Association (BFA) partnership project with Cagdianao Mining Corporation (2016)
  • Safest Surface Mining Operations Runner-up (2002-2004, 2008 & 2009)
  • Safest Surface Mining Operation Grand Winner (2001, 2005-2007)
  • Safest Mining Operation Grand Winner (2005-2007)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Eight Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2007)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Six Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2006)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Seven Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2006)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Five Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2005)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Four Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2004)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Two Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2003)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Three Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2003)
  • Certificate of Commendation - One Million Man-hours without Lost Time Accident (2001)
  • Most Improve Safety Performance (2018)
  • Runner up Safest Surface Mine (2018)
  • Active Emergency Responder (2017)
  • Platinum Achievement Award-Surface Mining (2016)
  • Titanium Achievement Award- Surface Mining (2017)
  • Philhealth Top Remitting & Top Reporting Private Employer (2016-2018)
  • 27,506,124.64 Accumulated Man-hours WLTA (May 2014-2017)
  • OHSAS Certification (Oct 2018)

Hinatuan Mining Corp.

  • Zero Frequency Rate Award(2005 and 2009)
  • Most Improved Safety Performance Record (2008)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Five million manhours(2005)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Four million manhours(2004)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Three million manhours(2003)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Two million manhours(2002)
  • Certificate of Commendation - One million manhours(2001)

Other Notable Awards

Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp.

  • Plaque of Recognition from National Council of MIMAROPA(2014)
  • Real Property Tax Collection Rank 2(2011)
  • Real Property Tax Collection Rank 3(2010)

Taganito Mining Corp.

  • 2019, 2018 & 2017 PH-EITI Transparency Awardee for Excellence in Reporting - Company Category
  • 2019 & 2018 Regional Winner, Gawad Kalasag Search for Excellence in DRRM and Humanitarian Assistance - Private Org Category
  • Champion, Regional Fire Olympics (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Champion, National Fire Olympics - Industrial Category (2015, 2017)
  • 2018 PhilHealth Top Remitting and Top Reporting Private Employer
  • 2018 Agency of the Year of the Municipality of Claver
  • 2018 Recognition as PAG-IBIG Surigao Branch’s Top Employer for Membership Savings Collection, Modified Pag-IBIG II, Multi-purpose Loan Availment
  • 2014 Billionaires Club Award from the BIR
  • 2013 Most Outstanding Labor Management Council National Awardee
  • 2019 Special Award on Effective Organizational Structure, Search for Outstanding LMC

Cagdianao Mining Corp.

  • Child Labor-Free Establishment (DOLE-CARAGA) (2014)
  • Citation Award - One of the Top Corporate Taxpayers of the Philippines (BIR) (2006)
  • Best Employer (DOLE-CARAGA) (2004)

Hinatuan Mining Corp.

  • CARAGA Region, TESDA Regional Kabalikat Awardee - Industry Category (2014)