Dole Philippines is the Grand Winner of the 2011 Kapatiran sa Industriya (KAPATID) Awards.
The awarding of this year's KAPATID Grand Awards and citations on Industrial Peace and Harmony, Productivity and Quality, Social Accountability, and Strategic Visioning and Partnering for Business and Job Survival as well as special citations to two (2) SMEs were held last May 5, to coincide with the 32nd National Conference of Employers (NCE 32). The two-day NCE 32, on the theme, "Tripartism and Employment: The Only Way," kicked off on May 4 at the Marriot Hotel Manila. President Aquino handed over the awards to the winners.
Dole Philippines, the KAPATID Awards grand winner, was established in 1963. It is one of the largest integrated pineapple plantation, cannery and packaging complexes in the world. Dole Philippines' pineapple operations are located in various areas in the Mindanao region.
Dole Philippines has been doing business while enriching the community and environment through many of their projects aimed at promoting excellence in both their work and in the community. The company's dedication to quality is a commitment solidly backed by comprehensive programs for food safety, scientific crop protection programs for food safety, scientific crop protection programs, stringent quality control measures, state-of-the-art production and transportation technologies, continuous improvement through research and innovation, and dedication to the safety of the employees, communities and the environment.
KAPATID citations and their recipients are as follows:
on Industrial Peace and Harmony – AGC Flat Glass Philippines, Inc. and Nestle Philippines, Inc.
AGC Flat Glass Philippines, Inc. is a 100% subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company of Tokyo, Japan since 2001. AGC produces clear, tinted, figured and tempered and A&R coated glass products. Through the perfect fusion of the Filipino's unparalleled skills and the technological wizardry of the Japanese, AGC enriches human society and ensures lasting satisfaction and trust of their stakeholders by continually supplying flat glass products and services of superior value with global quality standards.
Nestle Philippines, Inc. is recognized as one of the biggest companies in the world and continues to be the most trusted nutrition, health and wellness company in the Philippines. The importance on excellence that Nestle puts in their efforts to nurture the consumers, the environment and their stakeholders makes them capable of nourishing a better Philippine future for the next one hundred years.
on Productivity and Quality – AGC Flat Glass Philippines, Inc. and Toyota Motors Philippines Corp.
Toyota Motors Philippines Corp. employs more than 1,000 people and has 27 dealerships nationwide. It is the consistent leader in the Philippine automotive industry for nine (9) consecutive years. Toyota's solid and consistent performance can be attributed to their culture of priority for people, passion for continuous improvement, drive to overcome challenges and strengthen partnerships for sustainable development. In addition, Toyota leads the way for a better and more eco-friendly future.
on Social Accountability – Nestle Philippines, Inc. and TADECO (Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc.
TADECO is a Filipino-owned corporation engaged in banana export, employing more than 10,000 employees. Its assets had reached P3.6 billion as of 2009, with the expansion of its market in Japan, China, Korea, Middle Easy, Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia. Through the years, TADECO has not only been supplying the growing demand for bananas but the demand for social and environment advocacies as well.
on Strategic Visioning and Partnering for Business and Job Survival – IBM Philippines and TADECO
IBM Philippines provides information technology products and services worldwide. Its Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology-based support services. IBM Philippines helps develop skills needed for the Philippines to capture a larger market share in high value sectors of the global IT business process outsourcing industry.
Special Citation to an SME for Productivity Enhancement Activities –
ADD Research Paints and Chemicals, Inc.
ADD Research Paints and Chemicals, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of high-quality coatings for the architectural, furniture and automotive industries. The company ensures that it continuously produces world-class coatings, paints, adhesives and chemicals developed and tested to satisfy the most demanding applications. Proof of this globally accepted quality is the use of the firm's coatings by some of the country's top exporters and key industry players.
Special Citation to an SME for Strategic Local Talent Development – Absolute Service, Inc.
Absolute Service, Inc. is an American company with a production facility branch in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, a secure tax-free business zone in the former U.S. Naval Base. The company has been offering editorial and production services for more than 15 years and serving publishing and repress firms with content creation and processing. In addition, the company also offers other services such as data capture, solutions and Internet and customer-help services.