NutriAsia, Inc., makers of some of the country’s top iconic Filipino brands of spices, sauces and cooking oils, has been recognized as one of the Philippines’ Best Places to Work for 2023, according to Statista and the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s list of Best Places to Work.
The recognition came just as NutriAsia was celebrating 32 years in the Philippines. “To be one of the best employers in the country is really an honor for us. That recognition goes to our employees who every day serve and delight our consumers, our customers, the communities in which we operate, and most importantly, our colleagues. The hallmarks of being a great place to work are our people and our leaders who live by the values they believe in. This is very clear at NutriAsia,” said Jun Corpus, Human Resource Director of NutriAsia.
The challenges brought by the pandemic prompted NutriAsia to explore creative ways to reach out and support its employees and their families as they adjust to the new normal. At the height of the pandemic, the company launched its People and Facility Protection Program, which aims to protect employees from COVID-19 through flexible work arrangements that respond to the external environment, short-term improvements in healthcare services, and up-to-date vaccinations for employees and Building maintenance, among others.
The company also promotes the work-life balance of its employees through its work-life integration program and invests heavily in training and development, using a combination of online learning, synchronized learning activities and self-paced learning modules.
In addition to NutriAsia’s programs for employees, there are also its outreach and sustainability initiatives that benefit the country and communities in which the company operates. The company reached out to the Filipino community early in the pandemic, working with Project Ugnayan to distribute food packages to affected Metro Manila residents and provided medical and military frontliners with products to boost their immune systems and stay hydrated .
Its sustainability initiatives include the NutriAsia EcoStation and Select & collect, which are separate but complementary campaigns designed to help educate and encourage consumers to lead more environmentally conscious lifestyles, while also helping to address the problem of increasing waste in e-commerce. A sustainability center at the bus stop along 30th Street here at the BGC, the NutriAsia EcoStation uses solar energy to power an integrated irrigation system that waters surrounding plants, and features a dispenser that offers free water refills for those who bring their own bottles and containers. Select & collecton the other hand, is the first e-commerce locker pickup system in the Philippines, allowing consumers to buy their favorite NutriAsia foods online and then choose a preferred time to collect their purchases from the select and collect lockers the NutriAsia EcoStation.
Home school: Masarap Matuto, Masaya Mag-aral is NutriAsia’s first e-learning platform, designed to complement young students’ online curriculum during the pandemic lockdowns. HomeSchool contains five modules based on the programs prescribed by DepEd and are available on NutriAsia’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, Papa’s and Locally’s Facebook pages, and the HomeSchool Learning Hub at https://nutriasia.com/homeschool/
The company makes a point of involving its employees in its outreach and sustainability programs. In fact, it has formed a cross-functional team tasked with accelerating the development and implementation of strategic sustainability initiatives that promote more effective and efficient plastic waste management within the company.
NutriAsia believes employee involvement is key to promoting its Masarap at Masaya Culture. The results of a 2021 business climate survey have reinforced this, showing a significant improvement in NutriAsia scores – 7% higher compared to Philippine norms and 14% higher compared to Asia-Pacific staple consumption norms.
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