The Kapatiran sa Industriya (KAPATID) Award is a biennial awards activity of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP). Launched in 1995, it recognizes companies that exemplify good business practices in the areas of industrial relations, quality and productivity, responsible and ethical business conduct, and job creation and business sustainability. These practices are characterized by enterprise-level cooperation and harmonious relationship between management and employees, whether in a unionized or non-unionized setting, resulting in labor and enterprise productivity, product/service quality, improved workplace conditions and enhanced relationship with society.



  1. Industrial Peace and Harmony

    This covers approaches and strategies that allow and encourage labor and management to collectively identify, discuss, understand and act on issues affecting their relationship. This must specify the major achievements of both parties in any or all of the following:
  • Employer and Employees Cooperation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Mechanism for Social Dialogue


2. Productivity and Quality

This refers to the joint effort of the employer and workers to ensure productivity as well as the quality of products and services consistent with internationally accepted standards.

  • Productivity
  • Quality Assurance
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Work-life Integration


3. Responsible and Ethical Business Conduct

Responsible business conduct involves legal and social compliance to ensure decent work and sustainable business growth. Businesses must ensure sustainability by establishing programs and policies that have long-term positive impacts not just for the company, but also for the community where they operate.

  • Compliance with labor standards
  • Responses to societal expectations (CSR)
  • Decent Work Programs


4. Job Creation and Business Sustainability

This refers to the ability to anticipate and adapt to a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous global environment. The company must be adept and agile at leveraging technological and geopolitical developments to transform challenges into opportunities thus ensuring business and employment sustainability.

  • Job Creation and Preservation
  • Anticipating the market needs of tomorrow
  • Managing multi-generational workforce


Traditionally, the winners are announced during the National Conference of Employers.

Application forms may be downloaded at the link below:



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