THE Meralco Group bagged 12 awards for its various customer service, corporate social responsibility and thought leadership initiatives.
At the recently concluded 2022 Stevie International Business Awards (IBA) last Aug. 15, 2022, the company brought home two gold awards, four silver awards and one bronze award for various initiatives and programs geared toward supporting Filipinos and contributing to the improvement of their lives.
The Meralco group won the gold award for its "Meralco Corporate Partners Viber Community: Engagement when connectivity is a must" initiative, besting other nominations in the "Best Use of Social Media-Covid-19-related Information" category. This Viber community served as the company's channel in providing relevant updates to its enterprise customers that may impact their business operations.
Another gold went to the "One Meralco Foundation's (OMF) School Electrification Program: Energizing the country's off-grid public schools during the Covid-19 pandemic," which was recognized as the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.
OMF President Jeffrey Tarayao also received a silver Stevie award under the "Thought Leaders for Government or Non-profit Organizations category."Get the latest news
Tarayao has been instrumental in deeply developing a consciousness where "inclusion" and "inclusive development" became fundamental principles of the design, implementation and sustainability of community, and sustainable development programs of OMF.
The other programs that won silver international Stevies were: "Meralco's 2021 Annual Reports: "Bayanihan," "Malasakit" and "Kalinga," OMF's "One for Trees: Empowering People and Communities to Nurture our Forests" program and "One Meralco Foundation's Household Electrification Program: Powering-Up Communities in the Pandemic."
Additionally, OMF's "From Farmers to Pantries: A Covid-19 initiative-Inspire Hope Amid the Pandemic and Economic Crisis in the Philippines" received a bronze award.
Besides winning at the Stevie IBA, the Meralco Group also received two golds and three bronzes at the 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards with a virtual ceremony held on June 29, 2022.
The company won gold for its "2020 Corporate Reports" in the "Award for Innovation in Annual Reports" category as its reports showcased Meralco's 2020 Annual Report, Power On; 2020 Meralco Sustainability Report, Live Life; and One Meralco Foundation 2020 Annual Report, Give Hope.
These reports detailed how Meralco helped the country in its fight against Covid-19 and supported pandemic recovery efforts.