Local attributes better life to hydropower firm“Hedcor opened a way for me to be able to support my family”,says Felix Sudaypan, 32, plant operator of Hedcor’s run-of-river hydropower plants in La Trinidad.Having stayed in Hedcor for nine years, Sudaypan attests to the countless benefits he gained after joining Hedcor. His attachment to Hedcor began way back 2004 when he was hired as back-up waterguard, then pipe filter and now a full pledge plant operator.“Hedcor turned me a person with strong sense of commitment and reliability,” added Sudaypan.Sudaypan and his family lives in Kesbeng, La Trinidad nearby Bineng where Hedcor’s plants are located. He is one of the locals residing in La Trinidad who was given priority in the employment phase of Bineng plants fulfilling Hedcor’s pledge of corporate social responsibility programs specifically in livelihood.
A father of two beautiful girls, Sudaypan proudly declares that he is able to finance his family’s needs through Hedcor. His dreams for his children are on his fingertips with just perseverance and hard work.
He says the work becomes easy with his colleagues around. The bond between him and his colleagues exudes an atmosphere like home, making it an ideal working place.
Being the leader in run-of-river hydroelectric developer in the country Hedcor sees the importance of the people behind its success–its enthusiastic employees. A full roster of trainings and exposure programs are evenly distributed to all, boosting the core competencies of each employee.
All in all Hedcor’s manpower numbers to 584 employees distributed in Benguet, Ilocos Sur and Davao where its hydropower plants are operated. Benguet based employees alone numbers to 350. This number is expected to rise as Hedcor is building its 14MW Sabangan hydro plant and continues to explore more areas for renewable energy. Employment preference are given to local resident as one of the many ways of turning back a favour to the community supporting the projects of Hedcor.
Hedcor’s portfolio of benefits is designed to make employees’ jobs and personal lives less stressful, more secure and more fun while concreting its promise of a better future. Most importantly, Hedcor provides employment opportunities to communities where its plants are developed and operated.
For its best labor practices, Hedcor was awarded Outstanding Labor Management Cooperation Award for Industrial Peace last November 28. Hedcor is also an ISO certified company embracing standards set internationally.