The Aboitiz Group’s commitment to giving back traces its roots over a century ago when its forefathers first established their business in Leyte. This legacy has been instilled and passed on through generations of its corporate history, with one of its first leaders, Don Ramon Aboitiz, leading the Group’s, who started corporate philanthropy efforts and looking after the welfare of his employees.
As the Aboitiz Group diversified into many businesses, its commitment to giving back 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 (Foundation) (then referred to as Aboitiz Group Foundation, Inc.) as its corporate foundation to address the social and economic development needs of marginalized members of society.
Over the past years, Aboitiz Foundation has been committed to its mission of helping people help themselves and pursuing its vision to be the neighbor of choice. It constantly delivers value to its stakeholders, including communities where the company operates. It focuses its CSR efforts on education, enterprise development, and the environment with the goal of co-creating safe, empowered, and sustainable communities. They are always ready to help in times of calamities, aiming to be among the first to respond.
Since the late 1980s, its initiatives have evolved from CSR 1.0, which involves simple philanthropic activities, to CSR 2.0, which implements projects that are more sustainable for its beneficiaries and at the same time aligned to its businesses. This renewed focus calls on the Group to scale up CSR strategies beyond doing good to building good communities together.
Together with the Aboitiz Business Units, we develop and implement CSR projects that aim to co-create safe, empowered, and sustainable communities. Tagged as CSR 2.0, our projects deliver long-term benefits, are aligned with our core competencies, encourage team member engagement, and are scalable initiatives with positive sustainable impact of national scope.
For over a hundred years of doing business, we in the Aboitiz Group have nurtured and strengthened our core values and beliefs that guide us to be the best at what we do, and embolden us to uphold our mission of creating long-term value for all our stakeholders.
We believe in integrity. We deliver on what we promise, practice fair processes, are accountable for our actions and their consequences.
We believe in teamwork. We apply a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve our business goals. We work independently while promoting cooperation and mutual respect.
We believe in innovation. We constantly look for better ways to provide efficient systems, quality service and products.
We believe in responsibility. We adhere to good corporate governance, advocate organizational and environmental sustainability, and care for all our stakeholders.
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