The awards were conferred to Teleperformance by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and PEZA Director-General Charito B. Plaza during the PEZA Investors’ Recognition Night held on April 4 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. This marks the third trophy for Outstanding Community Project of the Year, and the first for Outstanding Employer of the Year.
Teleperformance Philippines was recognized for building thousands of career opportunities implementing strong employee development programs, providing a safe and convenient work environment, and for its sound business performance. The year 2016 marked a great milestone in the company’s growth in the country. Established in the Philippines in 1996 with 100 employees, Teleperformance expanded to 40,000 team members twenty years later.
Moreover, Teleperformance has actively implemented its advocacy programs through its corporate social responsibility arm, Citizen of the World, with primary focus on helping the sick, children, the elderly, and those affected by natural disasters.
Travis Coates, Teleperformance Philippines Managing Director, accepted the recognition on behalf of the company. “Being acknowledged as Outstanding Employer and Outstanding Community Project of the Year is a great honor for the men and women of Teleperformance Philippines. As a people-focused organization, we make the conscious decision to let our core values guide us in realizing programs that support our people’s professional development and inspire us to better serve the community.”
Jeffrey Johnson, Senior Vice President for Human Capital Resource Management, added, “We are truly proud of our team at Teleperformance Philippines. This recognition reinforces our people’s talent, resilience, and active contribution to the leadership position of Teleperformance and the positive impact the company makes to the industry and society. Our employee-volunteers have selflessly devoted their time, talent, and other resources so they can help uplift the lives of people in need.”
Vice President for Human Resources Rachel Cacabelos also noted, “Receiving these accolades from esteemed people managers and business leaders will continuously motivate us to deliver best-in-class services for Teleperformance employees. Our people are always inspired to share their time with the less fortunate, and this recognition will truly create a stronger affinity with their adopted communities.”
In 2016, Teleperformance has raised more than seven million pesos to support its chosen beneficiaries such as the Philippine Red Cross, Gawad Kalinga, Kythe Foundation, White Cross Orphanage, and Mary Mother of Mercy Home for the Elderly and the Abandoned. The various CSR programs garnered a total of 11,900 employee volunteer hours, with a total of 320 trees planted, 100 homes built, 38 classrooms renovated, and 2,800 lives saved from employee blood donations. Earlier in 2013 and 2014, Teleperformance was also presented the PEZA Outstanding Community Project Awards for the company’s unrelenting support for the nation.
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