Thursday, May 9, 2024

Jollibee Group Awarded Global Good Governance Nod for Social Development Initiatives

CHAMPIONING COMMUNITIES THROUGH CSR. Jollibee Group Foundation’s President Gisela Tiongson (center) and Jollibee Group’s Chief Business Officer Joseph Tanbuntiong (right) accepted the trophy for 3G Championship Award for Community Development and Philanthropy 2024 during the Good Governance Awards on April 29. With them is the Global Good Governance Chairman, Dr. Humayon Dar, who presented the award.

The Jollibee Group was recently awarded the "3G Championship Award for Community Development and Philanthropy 2024" at the 9th Global Good Governance Awards, or 3G Awards, held in Taguig City. 

Cambridge International Finance Advisory (Cambridge IFA), a global financial services intelligence firm, presented the award to Jollibee Group for spearheading programs that have positively impacted the community through its social development arm, Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF). The award also recognized Jollibee Group's efforts to improve their business practices and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award from Cambridge IFA. This recognizes the hard work that the Jollibee Group Foundation has done through decades – inculcating our knowledge on food to uplift the livelihood of farmers, feeding schoolchildren so they can graduate, and providing thousands of meals in disaster-stricken areas. We share this recognition with our partners in the government, NGOs, and our employee volunteers for getting together to help achieve a wider impact on more communities. We will remain committed to improving our business practices and empowering our employees as we continue to serve great-tasting food and bring the joy of eating to everyone.” ~Ernesto Tanmantiong, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jollibee Group

3G AWARDEE 2024.  On behalf of Jollibee Group and JGF, Jollibee Group Chief Business Officer Joseph Tanbuntiong highlighted in his acceptance speech during the Global Good Governance Awards the company’s goal to help shape various communities through sustainable business practices.

JGF promotes improved food access through its Farmer Entrepreneurship Program, as well as education programs such as the Busog Lusog Talino Feeding Program and the Access, Curriculum, and Employability (ACE) Scholarship Program. The Foundation also leads disaster response efforts through its FoodAID program, collaborating with partner organizations and national government agencies in the Philippines and other countries.

Jollibee Group and JGF also recently collaborated with the Department of Trade and Industry to hold a learning session in which their leaders shared business development and management knowledge with micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. 

Furthermore, Jollibee Group and JGF strengthened their environmental stewardship efforts by incorporating mangrove protection and reforestation into their CSR programs. They recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to enhance collaboration on these initiatives. 

The 3G Awards are an annual program that recognizes good governance, transparency, and social responsibility. Hundreds of people and organizations from various countries attended, representing government and politics, the corporate sector, the social sector, and philanthropy. This is the ninth year of the 3G Awards, which have been held in various parts of the world and were held in Manila for the first time.

About Jollibee Group 
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. Its mission is to serve great-tasting food and bring the joy of eating to everyone through its 18 brands with over 6,900 stores across 33 countries. 

The Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); four franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines, and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. JFC also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

The Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 92% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. The Jollibee Group has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. The Company also established a joint venture company that will own and operate Tiong Bahru Bakery and Common Man Coffee Roasters in the Philippines. Recently, the Jollibee Group signed agreements to own 10% ownership in Botrista, a leader in the beverage technology space.  The Company also owns a 90% participating interest in Titan Dining Partners II Ltd to further grow Asia Pacific food service brands and/or bring strong global food service brands to Asia Pacific.

The Jollibee Group has launched its global sustainability agenda dubbed Joy for Tomorrow, which aims to strengthen the Company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The agenda centers on the key pillars of Food, People, and Planet, and consists of 10 focus areas namely: food safety, food quality, nutrition & transparency, employee welfare, farmers livelihood, community support, good governance, packaging & recycling, waste reduction, and energy & water efficiency. Each focus area sets goals and initiatives that contribute and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The Jollibee Group was named the Philippines' Most Admired Company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia's Fab 50 Companies and among the World's Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. The Company is also a three-time recipient of Gallup’s Exceptional Workplace Award and was recently cited in TIME’s List of the World’s Best Companies.  

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