THE entire Luzon, along with other cities and provinces in the country, is under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) because of the COVID-19 virus. Many businesses and families have been seriously affected because of this pandemic.
In the thick of the global crisis, Pioneer Adhesives Inc., (PAI) continues to stand strong for and with its employees, who received a heartfelt message from their Chairman and CEO, John Spakowski II, stating the following as support for them and their families: salary continuance without charging against the earned leaves for the year 2020, advance crediting of salaries even before ECQ was announced, and during the quarantine period, financial assistance in terms of advance disbursement of half of the 13th month pay, deferral of company loan deduction, i.e. company salary loan and HMO amortization.
According to Mr. Spakowski, “Management takes to heart one of Pioneer’s core corporate values, which is ‘Warm the Heart’ or malasakit”. He further adds, “As the nation pulls itself together in fighting COVID-19, Pioneer is doing its best to take care of its family.”
The pandemic did not stop Pioneer in giving service to the community as well. They are continuously working with partner suppliers to provide adhesives and sealants used for producing aerosol boxes. Hospitals need these to protect their frontlinersfrom positive and suspected cases of COVID-19. Aerosol boxes are used to reduce the risk of contamination when physicians perform endotracheal intubations while facilitating chest ventilations, and to obtain swab specimen for testing. They are also donating Thermochests (styrofoam coolers) to hospitals, which are used as containers when transporting specimen samples for testing for COVID-19.
Presently, the total donation value has reached PHP 335,000.00 worth of Pioneer Mighty Bond, Pioneer Mighty Seal, Cyno, and Thermochest. These will be used to make 3,000 aerosol boxes care of different partner suppliers. They are coordinating additional efforts with partners to see how Pioneer can provide more assistance to the community.