Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC), one of the leading dairy manufacturers in the Philippines, will offer free vaccination against COVID-19 to all its employees nationwide.
As part of its continued commitment to fulfilling its civic duty, AMC has procured COVID-19 vaccines in cooperation with the Philippine Government, private sector partners, and vaccine manufacturers. A portion of the procured vaccines will be donated to the National Government through its National Task Force Against COVID-19. The vaccines, which will be administered on a voluntary basis and will be offered to all of AMC’s employees, are expected to arrive within the third quarter of 2021.
“As the National Government starts the rollout of its vaccination program, we, in AMC, will continue to be a reliable partner in the battle against COVID-19 by giving all our employees the option to get themselves vaccinated. This is our humble contribution in our collective efforts in putting an end to the pandemic,” said Harvey Uong, AMC’s Managing Director.
On top of procuring vaccines for its employees, for the past several months, AMC has also been organizing webinars and information sessions for all its employees about COVID-19 vaccines. These sessions are facilitated by credible medical experts in order to raise awareness on vaccination, including its benefits and risks, so that employees may arrive at an informed decision.
Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, AMC has been ensuring the health and safety of its personnel as its top priority. In order to prevent virus transmission in AMC’s manufacturing plant in San Pedro, Laguna, shifting duties were implemented to ensure 100% operation, ring fencing was also done to restrict entry of people per area, and care kits containing vitamins, isopropyl alcohol, and face masks were provided. Moreover, free accommodation and meals were provided to employees in order to lessen the risk of acquiring the virus elsewhere. An Enhanced Chemiluminiscence Immunoassay (ECLIA) testing machine was also donated to the City Government of San Pedro to contribute to the testing efforts in the city. Because of these careful and preventive measures at the height of the pandemic, AMC was able to continue providing affordable nutrition nationwide despite challenging circumstances. The provision of free vaccines continues AMC’s tradition of putting the welfare of its employees first.
“We put a premium on our people: they always come first. Our business processes will thrive only when our people are healthy, engaged, and safe. This is key so that we can continue with our purpose of providing affordable nutrition to every Filipino family. This is the principle behind Alagang Alaska for almost 50 years,” added Uong.
To date, AMC has donated more than PHP 26 million worth of nutritious dairy products to more than a million families and communities nationwide that were affected by community quarantines. Moreover, AMC continues its commitment to contribute towards nation-building through its various AlasKaunlaran projects: the AlasKalusugan School Milk Feeding Program, the AlasKalikasan Wrapper Redemption Project, the AlasKabuhayan Livelihood and Nutrition Project, and the AlasKarunungan Digital Literacy Project.