July 5, 2012, Manila, Philippines. SPi Global, one of the world’s leading BPO companies and the largest Filipino-owned BPO company, has won the 2012 European Outsourcing Association (EOA) Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.
SPi Global’s CSR program “Power to Inspire” was bestowed the highest honors among the many CSR programs of some of the best outsourcing companies in the world.
The company’s CSR Day held in March 2012 focused on youth welfare and education, generating 20,230 volunteer hours in just one day in 16 global sites across the United States, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam. More than 8,100 children benefited from 23 outreach projects which included school rehabilitation, literacy classes, computer training, leadership training, arts and sports activities, setting up of computer laboratories and mini-libraries, feeding programs, and other youth-centric activities.
“We are so proud of this achievement because we were able to showcase our company value of malasakit to the European outsourcing community,” said SPi Global President and CEO Maulik Parekh. “We initially set a goal of 15,000 employee volunteer hours to help and inspire the youth. We were surprised by the overwhelming support we got from our employees.”
Martyn Hart, European Outsourcing Association Chairman, said, “With all the targets exceeded, the judges selected SPi Global as the winner due to its excellent objective, implementation and the fact that it has clearly helped so many. They also have an innovative way of contribution by gain share to the benefit of their clients, their staff and the charities they support.”
The European Outsourcing Association Awards was held recently in London. It is the premier awards ceremony that celebrates pan-European outsourcing best practices. The event took place at the prestigious Law Society in Central London.
“We have a responsibility to everyone in our communities, to get outsourcing and shared services right. Which is why these awards are so important; they celebrate best practice, they celebrate getting it right. These awards are a major initiative toward making outsourcing and shared services consistently successful,” said Hart.
“The competition was tough. Some had resources that we could not match. And yet, with our simple, unique and effective approach to help the youth wherever we are in the world, we impressed the judges,” Parekh concluded.
About SPi Global
SPi Global, BPO Company of the Year in the 2011 International ICT Awards, is a leading globally recognized, full-service BPO provider with 30 offices and facilities around the world, including the US, Europe, Philippines, India, Vietnam and Australia. It has over 18,000 employees delivering a wide range of solutions in Customer Relationship Management, Content, and Healthcare.
SPi Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: TEL), and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI).
For more information, visit www.spi-global.com.
EOA operates as a pan-European Trade Association, a federation of country specific bodies operating as independent ’not-for-profit’ organizations whose shared objective is to leverage effective business and process outsourcing by: promoting best practice and innovation in the application and development of outsourcing, delivering information on market developments (benchmarking, contracts, market research, tariff, and pricing reviews), and communicating benefits and lessons learned.
Contact: May Dizon
Director, Corporate Communications