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MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Chito Maniago, CEMEX Philippines director for corporate communications and public affairs, was recognized as a CSR Leader by the World Marketing Summit, a Philip Kotler Initiaive for a Better World

 

CEMEX Philippines Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Chito Maniago was recently given the CSR Excellence and Leadership Recognition Award during the latest World Marketing Summit Malaysia - A Philip Kotler Initiative for a Better World, held at the Putrajaya International Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. The international distinction is given by the summit leaders together with the World CSR Day Committee and in cooperation with CMO Asia and the World Education Congress organizers.

The CSR Leadership Award honors individuals that carry out noteworthy corporate social responsibility campaigns in their respective areas. The award acknowledges people who made significant contributions to their communities and whose track records of performances and achievements are exceptional.

Maniago, also the Executive Director of CEMEX Philippines Foundation, leads the organization’s CSR initiatives under the umbrella sustainability program ‘Build the Nation Together’. CEMEX Foundation focuses on various key synergy areas including education, environment, health and safety, skills and livelihood, community development, and sustainability partnerships among others. He also kicked off the company's employee volunteerism program called H.E.R.O. (Help. Engage. Reach. Out.) that became a venue for employees to share their time and effort with various community causes.

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CEMEX joins ASEAN forum on responsible business

The definition of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is continuously evolving. Before, it was merely considered as philanthropy or dole outs, but now, it has become more inclusive and strategic and goes into social investments where an organization does not only give assistance in general but also delivers programs that directly affect its industry, community, and key stakeholders.

CEMEX Philippines, represented by Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director Chito Maniago, recently participated in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Forum for Responsible Business Conduct in Jakarta, Indonesia. Maniago was likewise the representative of the League of Corporate Foundations of the Philippines.



Maniago during the ASEAN Responsible Business Conduct forum

The forum brought together close to three hundred leaders in the Southeast Asian region to share and discuss CSR as a catalyst for achieving sustainable communities by 2015.

The importance of a common standard in CSR was highlighted in the discussions. This standard is used to identify how a program can create a lasting impact. There was also a call to strengthen multi-stakeholder dialogue and cooperation among the CSR delegates.

The forum was participated by leaders and representatives from CSR and corporate networks, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the academe. It was organized by the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN), with funding from the ASEAN Foundation and Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund (JASF).

The event was graced by H.E. Le Luong Minh, ASEAN secretary general and the roster of speakers included Rafendi Djamin, Indonesian representative for ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights; John Arnold, founder of Indonesia Business Links; and Vinh Nguyen, director for Sustainable Development, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 
Masinloc Training Facility Recognized during the AMCHAM CSR Excellence Awards

(L-R) Atty. Raul Academia PFMTC Inc. Director for Trade and Regulatory (Livelihood Category finalist), Ms. Raissa Bautista -Chevron Philippines Inc. Manager for Policy and  Gov't. (Livelihood Category finalist) and Public Affairs, Mr. Rhicke Jennings - AmCham President, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a. i., Mr. Brian Goldbeck, AmCham Foundation President Mr. Edwin Feist, Ms. Kim De Leon AES Philippines Corporate Affairs Head and Ms. Cynthia Pantonal AES Philippines Foundation Executive Director (Livelihood Category Winner).

AES Philippines bagged the CSR for Excellence Award for Sustainable Livelihood during 4th CSR for Excellence Award ceremony given by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.  The event was held on November 16, 2013 at the American Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Ball held at the New World Hotel in Makati City.

The said CSR for Excellence Award  is given to honor programs and projects that upgrade the standard of living of disadvantaged communities and/or sectors through creative livelihood projects or promoting entrepreneurship.  The programs recognized are generally projects that increase the opportunities available for underprivileged sectors.

Our Masinloc Training Facility (MTF) bested the livelihood programs of Chevron Philippines, Inc. and the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Company (PMFTC).  The MTF was given the distinction because of the impact of the program to its beneficiaries.  By far, the MTF has accommodated more than 200 enrollees since it started. It has produced more than 50 welders with 88% of the graduates being hired after graduation -- 76% of the graduates are hired by companies in the Subic and Bataan area while 6% are hired by AES Philippines and the other 6% got jobs overseas.

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) is a private, independent and non-profit association primarily serves the interests of U.S. businesses in the country while contributing to the civic economic development of the Philippines.

 
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