The Aboitiz Group’s commitment to sharing with the less fortunate is a philosophy that traces its roots over a century ago when its forefathers first established their business in Leyte. This legacy of sharing has been instilled and passed on through generations of our corporate history. It was one of its first leaders, Don Ramon Aboitiz, who started corporate philanthropy through donations to various groups and needing communities, as well as looking after the welfare of his employees.
As the Aboitiz Group diversified into many businesses, its commitment to sharing grew accordingly. After decades of giving to various worthy causes in an informal manner, and with the increasing magnitude of assistance needed in areas where its companies operate, the Aboitiz management decided to find a more efficient and effective way of giving. Thus in 1988, the Aboitiz Group established the Aboitiz Foundation as its corporate foundation to address the social and economic development needs of marginalized members of society.
Over the past years, we have been committed to our mission of helping people help themselves and pursuing our vision to be the neighbor of choice.
We constantly deliver value to our stakeholders, including communities where there is Aboitiz presence. We focus our CSR efforts on education, enterprise development, and environment. We are always ready to help in times of calamities, aiming to be among the first to respond.
Since the late 1980s, our initiatives have evolved from a CSR 1.0, which involves simple philanthropic activities, to a CSR 2.0, which engages projects that are more sustainable for our beneficiaries and at the same time aligned to our businesses. Moving forward, we intend to carefully select projects that would help reach our goal of achieving CSR 2.0.