MANILA, PHILIPPINES – With the intention of determining how member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) institutionalize their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, a simple survey was conducted by the Chamber to quantify and document how the CSR programs of these member companies contribute to the welfare of Philippine society and what activities they are usually engaged in.
Fifteen percent (15%) of AmCham member-companies participated in the survey. The overall annual contribution quantifies to a total of USD 10 million (PHP 480 million) with activities focused on the areas of Education, Poverty and Hunger Alleviation, Women and Youth Empowerment, Environment and Climate Protection, Reducing Inequalities, Indigenous Community Development, PWDs and Elderly Welfare, and other training workshops.
“I was surprised and touched on the interest of our members to greatly contribute for the welfare of the Filipino people.” AmCham’s Executive Director Ebb Hinchliffe said. “This means that a large number American businesses in the country positively respond to the social and development needs of the society.”
About AmCham Philippines. The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. is a private, independent and non-profit association representing more than 700 companies. It is affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A. (COCUSA) and the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers (APCAC).