Beyond producing top-quality dairy and dairy-based products, Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) prides itself on being a community-minded company – actively helping to strengthen the nation from the grassroots through its corporate purpose responsibility programs.
“We call it Corporate Purpose Responsibility, not Corporate Social Responsibility because a company that is driven by its purpose is a company that truly cares for the community and the nation as a whole,” said AMC Managing Director Tarang Gupta on how Alaska Milk is strongly committed to addressing the worsening situation of malnutrition in the Philippines by providing affordable and accessible nutrition in every glass and plate of each Filipino family.
AlasKaunlaran is AMC’s Corporate Purpose Responsibility Program which is the company’s active commitment to nation-building. AlasKaunlaran is a wordplay between “Alaska” and “Kaunlaran,” as its social responsibility initiatives are a gateway and key drivers towards the nourishment of children, development of micro, small and medium enterprises, women, local dairy farmers, and the protection of the environment. These programs are the company’s response to the ever-changing and growing needs of society.
Despite the current pandemic and several calamities, the country has experienced in the past years, AMC continues to perform these responsibilities. With uplifting the lives of Filipinos in mind, AMC is also proud to be recognized international and locally and received multiple awards and distinctions for AlasKaunlaran.
Alaska Milk as Company CSR of the Year Awardee
With over 400 nominations from the Philippines’ most influential business organizations, AMC was named Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the Year by the ASIA CEO Awards last 11 October 2022 at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. Among those who vied for the CSR Company of the Year Award are emerging and other industry giants such as IBM Philippines, Maybank Philippines, Cebuana Lhuillier, Megaworld Foundation, Shopee, and Bounty Agro Ventures, to name a few.
CSR Company of the Year Award is given to the impressive organization that achieved significant success in providing a social commitment to the Filipino people by promoting different awareness and development programs that are making gigantic contributions to the nation’s development.
AMC was also named Circle of Excellence Awardee for the Sustainability Company of the Year for its achievements and initiatives to drive environmental progress and impact global sustainability.
Alaska Milk As A Top Community Centric Company in Asia
And for the third consecutive time since 2019, AMC was awarded as one of the Top Community Centric Companies in Asia by the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards this year. The award is presented to companies that have enriched the communities through various outreach initiatives.
These programs are envisioned by the company’s dedicated team and executed by a special committee and/or through partnerships with independent external bodies. Award recipients epitomize the mission and values of an organization that cares for the community and demonstrates exemplary active citizenship in promoting the well-being of society at large.
Best Community Program Awardee in the 14th Annual Global CSR Awards
AlasKaunlaran was also able to bag the Best Community Program Award in the 14th Annual Global CSR Awards in Hanoi, Vietnam last November 4, 2022. This is organized by the Pinnacle Group International which recognizes thought leaders of our time from various industries with the most innovative ideas for environmental protection, community empowerment, gender equality and workplace diversity, supply chain transparency, corporate transparency, brand activism, and technology for social good.
On 16 December 2022, AMC made it to the top 3 finalists of the Global Win-Win Awards 2022 by Royal FrieslandCampina (RFC) as the first and only RFC operating company with Net-Zero Plastic Waste Brand certification – besting more than 70 significant business cases and projects, all over the world.
“These recognitions are not mere distinctions but proof that we are making relevant impact on the lives of every Filipino. These awards add more fuel to our fire as a company to strive and continue the unceasing mission to provide and bring forth nutrition in every plate and glass of each home – nutrisyon sa bawat plato at baso,” said Atty. Angela Esquivel, AMC Corporate Affairs Director.
“This mission, together with the vision for the people and the country, is what makes Alaska uniquely Alaska – a company for the people, by the people, and with the people. Indeed, wala pa rin tatalo sa Alagang Alaska,” Esquivel added.