Galing Mason, Holcim Philippines’ flagship corporate responsibility program continues to win awards from local and international award bodies.

Galing Mason was recently recognized in three prestigious award programs: a Gold Quill Award of Merit given at the World Conference of the San Francisco-based International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) held in New Orleans, USA; a citation in the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) 2016 given by Enterprise Asia at the International CSR Summit in Singapore; and a PANAta Marketing Effectiveness Award given by the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) in Makati City.

Holcim Philippines Vice President and Head of Communication and Corporate Affairs Ritzi Villarico Ronquillo, APR receives the Gold Quill Award for Galing Mason at the New Orleans World Conference of San Francisco-based International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Holcim Philippines was one of only three Philippine awardees from among 223 global winners whose entries were deemed world class following a rubric of excellence applied to all entries from different countries. Only 12 countries made it to the winners’ list. The Gold Quill Award is a coveted international communication award given for exceptional work that significantly contributes to business and organizational outcomes.

The AREA award was given under the Investment in People category, which recognizes policies and programs that show respect for employees and business partners. The company was among the 59 Asian businesses honoured in AREA for responsible entrepreneurial achievements by Enterprise Asia.

From left: Holcim Davao CSR Officer May Escalicas, Holcim Davao CSR Manager Base Devilleres and Holcim Philippines Stakeholder Relations Officer Veronica Viriña receive the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award (AREA) 2016 given by Enterprise Asia at the International CSR Summit in Singapore from its Advisor to Enterprise Asia Professor Datuk Seri Datuk Victor Wee and from Enterprise Asia President Dato William Ng.

The PANA award was given in the advocacy marketing-integrated program category during the PANAta Marketing Effectiveness Awards.

Launched in 2004, the Galing Mason aims to help raise the skills and profile of Filipino masons to recognize their contribution in building essential structures for national development. The program also conducts the nationwide search for outstanding masons. In its 2015 cycle of the biannual Galing Mason Awards, another component of the program, four female masons made it as national semi-finalists, a first in its history.

Since its launch, the Galing Mason has helped more than 5,000 masons get additional training and certification as skilled workers by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Other partners are the National Housing Authority, the Association of Construction and Informal Workers, and the Philippine Constructors Association.

Holcim Philippines’ corporate citizenship efforts are guided by its core value of sustainability, that wherever it operates, communities are uplifted whether it be in infrastructure, education or livelihood, and that its core values of health and safety, customer focus, integrity, sustainability and people are authentically integrated into its operations and relationships with its stakeholders.


Liked this post? Follow SwirlingOverCoffee on Facebook.

About Holcim Philippines
Holcim Philippines, Inc. (Philippine Stock Exchange: HLCM) is one of the leading construction solution companies in the country. The Company has a wide range of innovative construction solutions that can help home owners to large contractors in their building needs.

With cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Misamis Oriental and Davao, mobile concrete ready-mix facilities and aggregates business backed by a strong nationwide network of dealers, Holcim Philippines is a reliable partner of builders in the country. Holcim Philippines is also committed to highest standards of sustainable operations and manufacturing excellence with its plants certified under ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).

Holcim Philippines is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry with presence in 90 countries and with over 100,000 employees.