FLI‘s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives for 2018 were highlighted by several community involvement programs that intensified the spirit of camaraderie among employees and the desire to give back to the communities where the company operates.
FLI started its program to support the K-12 Education System by entering into a partnership with two institutions – Technological Institute of Philippines (TIP-QC) and Jose Rizal University – for their students’ job exposure. A total of 153 students rendered 80 hours of immersion under the guidance of their mentors from Controllership, Technical Planning, Legal, HR and Filinvest’s water company, CWSI. This paved the way for these young minds to experience corporate life and be exposed to the culture and working environment of FLI.
In June and July 2018, the company also joined the Brigada Eskwela, an institutional program of the Department of Education implemented nationwide. Employees flocked to the Highway Hills Integrated School in Mandaluyong City to paint the walls, fix broken chairs, and do extensive cleaning of the school’s corridors and grounds. The same initiative was joined by FLI’s regional employees benefiting Marigondon Elementary School in Lapu Lapu City and San Isidro Elementary School on Samal Island which also received school supplies and backpacks.
The Philippines suffers from environmental degradation caused by the mismanagement and abuse of our coastal waters and forests. In response to this, several Filinvest subsidiaries joined the International Coastal Clean-up program where employees did their part by picking up trash along the shore.
Another activity that helps protect Mother Nature is the annual Keep it Green. In 2018, green warriors from the ranks of the FLI employees planted tree seedlings along the slopes of the Havila and Timberland Heights townscapes. Funds raised from the activity were also donated to the Kanlungan ni Maria Home for the Aged in Antipolo City. FLI-Cebu also participated in a tree-planting initiative in Inoburan, Naga, Cebu in response to the tragic landslide that hit the town last year.
In 2018, the company conducted programs aimed at training and keeping its employees engaged starting from the leaders. Programs such as Coaching, Behavioral Interviewing, Problem Solving and Decision Making were conducted to further develop the leadership skills of supervisors and managers.
Highlighting 2018 were two major employee engagement programs – the FLI Family Day at Manila Ocean Park and the FLI Greatest Filinvest Show Christmas Party – which allowed employees to bond with their families and work colleagues. Thematic engagement activities for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Halloween were also held to provide fun and entertaining respites for the hardworking employees.