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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY
Corporate Social Responsibility

At PHINMA, our business is our social responsibility and our social responsibility is our business. We make lives better by providing Filipinos with the essentials needed to lead dignified lives. We accomplish this through community based initiatives in arts and culture, education, environment, health, livelihood training, and shelter.

The effective management of business enterprises, as well as their values and ideals, allows the PHINMA Group to mutually serve both shareholders and society at large. Through their businesses, companies serve Filipinos of all backgrounds in different ways. Employees, too, contribute their resources, time and talents to various advocacies that empower Filipinos and make life better for them. These efforts to build the Nation allow PHINMA Corporation to consistently aid in the holistic development of Filipinos, as well as the progression of the country as a whole.

PHINMA Foundation

PHINMA Foundation (PFI) seeks to effectively harness PHINMA’s resources to create a culture of service to the community and provide opportunities for Filipinos to access the essentials of a dignified life. PFI’s programs include the PHINMA National Scholarship Program and the PHINMA Helpful Employees Responsible for Others (HERO) Network. PFI collaborates with the different CSR groups of the PHINMA Group while strengthening partnerships with our adopted communities and beneficiaries.

Individual Social Responsibility

PHINMA employees play a key role in the success and implementation of PHINMA’s CSR programs. PHINMA’s Helpful Employee Responsible for Others (HERO) Network, provides employees with opportunities to make personal contributions of their time and talent through company-led CSR programs. HERO seeks to equip, inspire, and mobilize PHINMA employees to make life better by creating a culture of service. 2016 was a record year for HERO with a volunteerism rate of 100% among employees of PHINMA Corporation.

This dedication to corporate social responsibility and employee volunteerism was highlighted in PHINMA’s largest volunteer program, PHINMA Reaches Out. This was a nationwide volunteer outreach conducted last August 12, 2016. PHINMA implemented three types of CSR initiatives – environmental preservation, community building, and community development initiatives. More than 1,900 volunteers from the PHINMA community joined outreach programs in one of 38 areas nationwide.

Education

PHINMA believes in supporting the Filipino youth. This commitment is manifested in the different programs that provide Filipinos not only with education opportunities but with the additional support that they need.

The PHINMA National Scholarship program (PNS) celebrated its 10th Year Anniversary in 2016. PNS provides scholarships to deserving students from the University of the Philippines - Diliman and Philippine Normal University. As of 2016, it has a total of 95 scholars and 124 alumni. PNS has three components: scholarship, mentorship, and leadership programs to help students with their professional and personal growth.

PHINMA Energy actively promotes energy literacy and their environmental advocacy through the HELP Earth Program. In 2016, PHINMA Energy supported 23 HELP Earth Savers Clubs wherein students created their own initiatives. Through this program, PHINMA Energy provided workshops on science education and energy for 93 teachers in Bulacan, Subic, La Union, and Guimaras.

PHINMA Education likewise provides education and literacy programs to nearby communities. PHINMA AU’s Bulilit Day Care Centers prepare young children for primary school and develop their social skills. These five adopted day care centers aim to decrease dropout rates in primary school children.

Union Galvasteel Corp. (UGC) likewise advocates education by providing computer literacy programs to schools and by providing school children with school supplies. In 2016, UGC Calamba conducted an annual computer literacy program for Ronggot Elementary School in Laguna.UGC Pangasinan spearheaded an Adopt-a-Library project in Lucao, Pangasinan which reconstructed a library and provided a computer, books, bookshelves, tables, and chairs.

PHINMA’s initiatives go beyond scholarship and literacy. PHINMA’s projects focused on education include supporting children and schools by donating school materials and improving school facilities. PHINMA Energy supported five day care centers by providing educational tools for kids while UGC provided school supplies in different areas, including 1 million pencils to a school in Isabela as part of the One Million Pencil Program.

PHINMA is also an active participant in Brigada Eskwela, Department of Education’s initiative to rehabilitate public schools. PHINMA employees volunteered by painting and repairing school facilities nationwide.

Environment

PHINMA actively supports environmental advocacies as demonstrated by the group wide reforestation activities.

PHINMA Energy continued to commit to the environment by adopting two new reforestation sites in Bulacan and Guimaras last year. A total of 13,000 indigenous trees in the two sites were planted.

PHINMA Properties completed reforesting one hectare of protected forest area in Biak-na-Bato, Bulacan as part of its reforestation initiative One Tree One Nation. Phinma Properties planted 1,111 trees in Bulacan in 2016.

PHINMA Education, Microtel and UGC are also active in environmental protection. In 2016, they conducted tree planting and mangrove planting programs in Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Cagayan de Oro, Laguna, Baguio, Davao, Bacolod and other sites nationwide. These tree planting initiatives would not have been possible without the support of the DENR, local government units, and different organizations.

PHINMA is also passionate in protecting rivers, coasts, and other sites through clean-up drives which were held in different parts of the country. Through the efforts of the SBUs, PHINMA has committed to supporting more reforestation programs, mangrove planting initiatives, and clean-up drives.

Health, Livelihood, and Other Community Initiatives

PHINMA supports other community-based initiatives that give the essentials of dignified lives to communities. These include health, livelihood, and other community-based projects.

PHINMA continued to partner with the Philippine National Red Cross for annual blood drives. PHINMA Education has committed to these health initiatives by participating in bloodletting and donation activities in the University of Pangasinan. PHINMA Education through SWU-PHINMA worked with Sacred Heart Hospital to conduct dental and medical missions.

PHINMA Energy also conducted a feeding program to improve the weight and health of 130 children in Bulacan and Guimaras. UGC held medical and dental missions, providing check-ups, medicines, and vitamins to community members in Tarlac, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro. Approximately, 5,000 patients from these communities were present at these medical missions.

PHINA Energy continues to focus on the communities’ interests and to strengthen their livelihood capabilities. To date, PHINMA Energy has organized 12 different livelihood groups. They initiated training and implementation of livelihood projects in San Lorenzo. This year, PHINMA Energy strengthened their commitment to the community by establishing a San Lorenzo Pasalubong Center and by transforming their Quirino’s Best project from a food processing business to a food service business.

Disaster Response

PHINMA continues to extend help to victims of calamities. PHINMA Education schools organized evacuation efforts and relief programs during Typhoon Karen and Typhoon Lawin. UGC also mobilized resources to assist fire victims in Guizo and Mantuyong towns in Mandaue, Cebu.

PHINMA demonstrates its commitment to the Filipino people through its diverse set of CSR initiatives. PHINMA constantly works to fulfilling its mission of making lives better by harnessing its resources to create meaningful initiatives in education, environment, health, livelihood, shelter, and other community-based projects.