State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) was hailed by SBA National Advisory Panel as the company with the “Best Workforce,’ citing the bank’s sustainable approach on employee engagement, well-being and diversity, a top official said.
DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Herbosa said DBP was one of the awardees of the recently-concluded Sustainability Business Awards (SBA) Philippines 2019, which was organized by Singapore-based Global Initiatives in partnership with Price Waterhouse Coopers Philippines and Philippine Business for the Environment.
“We are greatly honored by this latest accolade,” Herbosa said. “This award validates our sustained efforts in creating a truly rewarding workplace culture for our most valuable asset – human resource.”
DBP is the eighth largest bank in the country and has a branch network of 137 offices nationwide. In 2014, DBP was adjudged by SBA for the category on Energy Management, and Land-use, Biodiversity and Environment.
The SBA is an award conferred to companies for their outstanding performance on environmental and social sustainability. It is dubbed as the region’s leading sustainable award platform since 2012 and is designed to encourage companies to strive for continuing development through the introduction of new sustainability benchmarks and standards. DBP along with 15 other companies emerged as winners in the 2019 SBA awarding ceremony.
Herbosa said DBP was also cited for promoting diversity in the workplace while sustaining non-discrimination and equal opportunity policy in the recruitment and selection process of potential employees.
“We are proud to note that DBP is home to ethnic groups such Cuyunon, Igorot, Ibanag, and Tausug to name a few,” Herbosa said.