Stronger integration of cold chain pushed
AEB, a Germany-based logistics software specialist, through its cold chain warehouse management system (WMS), will be at the forefront of the future of goods handling as the pandemic forces the country to confront ongoing food security and safety issues.
With 40 years of experience in global trade, logistics and IT and more than 5,000 customers worldwide, AEB has developed its cloud-based WMS with its customers and have implemented best practices from the industry.
AEB’s cold chain WMS features blast freezer receiving, allowing simultaneous physical and system handling of frozen food items in a fast and continuous manner. It also consistently follows strict inventory storage rules, improving space utilization and increasing storage capacity, thereby resulting in a more efficient picking strategy.
As AEB’s cold chain WMS provides support for different picking strategies, it enables companies to benefit from better picking performance and 99 percent pick accuracy.
Speedster launches reseller program
Speedster, a fully Filipino-made disinfectant, offers an affordable reseller program that extends its business opportunity to those who want to start or expand their own business.
With Speedster’s reseller program, Filipinos can start with a capital of less than P 10,000 to enter the surface disinfectants market.
Formulated specifically to clean surfaces with care, Speedster is a water-based disinfectant infused with quaternary ammonium compound, which is cited by the World Health Organization as an effective ingredient against COVID-19.
Being a spray type disinfectant also gives Speedster an edge in the market as this type is projected to have a significant upward trend due to durability and ease of use.
Since launching a car interior disinfectant, Speedster has expanded its product line to include efficient and safe disinfectants for various items. Shoo Away for sneakers; Sprtiz & Go ifor leather bags and shoes as well as plastic and canvas surfaces; Clean Tech for high contact gadgets; and Pro Gear for riding gear.
Coca-Cola partners with Toyota for employee fleet solution
Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) has tapped Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP), and leasing partner Orix Rental Corp. (ORC) to provide new vehicles for its sales personnel.
CCBPI procured over 200 Toyota units composed of Wigo (hatchback), Vios (sedan), and Hilux (pickup) from TMI, all of which are with Euro IV compliant engines that produce cleaner emissions.
The procurement is part of the company’s Tools of Trade refresh initiative—wherein older vehicles are decommissioned and replaced with new ones. For the fleet’s upkeep, CCBPI entered a full operating lease agreement with ORC which will facilitate periodic maintenance services, insurance, and overall management of the vehicles.
Asian Banking honors BDO Foundation
For the fourth consecutive year, BDO Unibank was recognized by Singapore-based finance publication Asian Banking & Finance for its corporate citizenship initiatives. BDO’s corporate social responsibility arm BDO Foundation received an award for its financial inclusion advocacy and efforts to help improve financial literacy levels in the Philippines.
The foundation was conferred the Financial Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award for the financial education program for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), its partnership project with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
According to Asian Banking & Finance, “For showcasing a strong initiative to drive financial education among the country’s citizens both within and outside the country as well as supporting key government agencies in monitoring and evaluating the state of financial education programs in place, BDO Foundation is deservedly taking home the award.” BDO Foundation president Mario Deriquito accepted the award at a virtual presentation of Retail Banking Awards 2020 organized by Asian Banking & Finance.
Through the on-going program, BDO Foundation contributes to OWWA’s capacity to provide financial education for migrant workers and their families as it supports the implementation of BSP’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion. The award-winning initiative is expected to benefit an estimated 2.3 million OFWs in the short term and some 10.2 million migrant workers in the long term.
Ayala Group, Manila partner for public convenience project
The Ayala group of companies partnered with the City of Manila for the Kartilya ng Katipunan Public Convenience Facilities Project. The local government aims to rehabilitate and rebuild this historic landmark to bring back the city’s old glory days.
The Ayala Land group and its subsidiaries – Tutuban Center, Alveo Land, Avida Land, and Amaia Land; in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation, along with R.M. Salas Construction, and aided by the Rotary Club of Manila South – all came together with the city government for the Kartilya ng Katipunan Public Convenience Facilities Project. This is to ensure that visitors to the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine will have clean and standardized facilities to use.
The project saw the building of convenience facilities for men, women, and persons with disabilities, providing free public wash rooms for park-goers and future patrons of the KapeTolyo coffee shop. The City of Manila will ensure the maintenance of the facilities, aided by partners like the Rotary Club of Manila South.
Leveraging on technology
Singlife Philippines is expected to leverage on technology in pushing insurance and enjoy an advantage in both cost and market reach.
Apart from the ease in transaction, Singlife’s data analytics allow for faster decision-making, dynamic insurance pricing and suitability of products.
Singlife Philippines is backed by Singapore Life Private Ltd., a company with strong digital capabilities. The company is a majority-owned subsidiary of Singlife (65 percent) with partners Di-Firm (20 percent) and Aboitiz Equity Ventures (15 percent).
The company hopes to unlock the potential of money for everyone by offering innovative tools and solutions that help people become confident and in control of their finances.
ING celebrates 30th anniversary with cash gift for all customers
In celebration of its 30th anniversary in the country, ING Philippines announced a one-time cash gift for its customers this October.
All ING Save account holders will receive a one-time cash gift that is equivalent to 30 percent of their net interest earned in the month of October.
The Dutch-based financial institution said this is their way of celebrating their pearl anniversary and thanking customers for trusting ING Bank when it launched the first all-digital bank in the Philippines in 2018.
The cash gift works hand-in-hand with the high interest rate of 4 percent per annum (p.a.) that ING offers on its savings account. As announced last month, all existing ING Save customers before Sept. 1 can still enjoy 4 percent interest rate p.a. until Dec. 31, this year on their new deposits. New customers from September 1 to Dec. 31, 2020 also get to enjoy 4 percent interest rate p.a. on all their savings for their first four months.
Pru Life UK wins Gold Stevie
Pru Life UK was named the winner of the Gold Stevie Award in the Communications or PR campaign-Media Relations category at the 17th Annual International Business Awards (IBA).
Pru Life UK was recognized for its media campaign around Prudential RideLondon 2019, the world’s largest cycling festival sponsored by Pru Life UK’s parent company Prudential plc.
Philippine media and cyclists were actively engaged in the two-day cycling event, which took place on August 3 and 4, 2019. The campaign generated significant publicity and media coverage, as well as reinforced the company’s brand awareness and commitment to helping consumers lead healthier lives.
Pru Life UK was also recognized for its innovative plan and tactical approach that was thoughtfully executed to meet its business needs and objectives. The campaign was also lauded for achieving an impressive return on investment, coupled with strong participation and sustained publicity prior to and throughout the event.
Businesses unite for World Vision’s CSR Summit
Top business leaders in the Philippines are converging to share their experiences and learnings during the pandemic at World Vision’s two-day virtual corporate social responsibility (CSR) Summit on October 13 and 14.
World Vision’s CSR Summit entitled “Doing Good is Good Business” will talk about the value of doing CSR amid the pandemic.
The first day of the summit will showcase ways on how a business can survive by protecting its stakeholders like suppliers, partners, and employees. Speakers include Maribeth Marasigan of Aboitiz Foundation, Guillermo Luz of Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, RJ Cabaluna of Grab PH, and Carlos Barrera of Lazada E-Services Philippines Inc.
The second day of the conference will talk about how CSR affects brand positioning and awareness, and how to successfully engage the employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Speakers are Norman Agatep of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, Angela Totanes of Robinsons Supermarket Corp., Anna Legarda-Locsin of Procter & Gamble, Louisa Mila Echevarria of People Management Association of the Philippines, Pamela Donato of Conduent and Kit Sison of Willis Towers Watson.
World Vision’s CSR Summit will be streamed live on World Vision Philippines’ official YouTube channel on October 13 and 14, 2 to 4 p.m.