MANILA – Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) has announced that it will give free vaccines against Covid-19 for its 10,000 employees and their immediate family members.
CCBPI president and chief executive officer Gareth McGeown said the firm’s initiative is in support of the government’s goal to rebuild the economy by giving Filipino workers protection against the coronavirus.
“Our People-First commitment means that we are responsible for our employees and their families especially during these most challenging times,” McGeown said in a statement Wednesday.
He added that the company provides health maintenance organization coverage for its employees and their family members in its 20 manufacturing plants and 70 distribution centers and sales office.
During the pandemic, CCBPI also strictly implements safety and sanitation standards to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.
McGeown said the company has allocated PHP2 billion as assistance for its employees amid the global health and economic crisis.
“Our biggest achievement is that we did not have to let anyone go because of the pandemic,” he said. “Creating and championing a people-centric culture is not the job of one person alone. Every single person in the organization made this possible, a shared responsibility among the company’s 10,000 employees.” (PNA)