Manila, Philippines – July 31, 2020. There are many uncertainties in the world right now. There’s too much going on that sometimes you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. If there’s anything that remains true, it’s that whatever challenge we face, we will only get through it together, as one community.
For a Company that’s been in the Philippines for the past 57 years, Mondelez Philippines has seen its fair share of challenges over almost six decades. The Company has faced many uncertainties and through it all, its purpose remains clear: To become stronger by working together as one family and one team.
To mark 57 years of being in the country, Mondelez Philippines thought to strengthen bonds with its team and its community. The Company’s actions are guided by its purpose to empower people to snack right; with the right snack, for the right moment and made the right way. Though unable to gather its 480 team members at this time, a virtual celebration will be held where the Team will share what they’re thankful for, how they remain ‘Driven at 57,’ and have delicious snacks to celebrate with. Special thanks will also given to the brave food front liners who continue to make and sell the Company’s snack products, to ensure consumers continue to enjoy deliciousness in their homes.
Sharing Snacks to Help Emotional and Mental Well-being
For the community, Mondelez Philippines wanted to give thanks to the health front liners who are offering their lives in the service of the country at this time. Collaborating with partner Rise Against Hunger, the Company shared its chocolate and cheese products to 57 hospitals in Metro Manila, including those in its home city of Paranaque, as well as others in surrounding cities of Muntinlupa, Quezon City, Manila, Pasay, Makati, Navotas and Valenzuela.
In recent years snacks have become more than just a bridge in between meals. According to a 2019 global State of Snacking report supported by the Company, people’s relationship with food is fundamentally changing. The majority of people in the report say that snacks are just as important to their mental and emotional wellbeing as their physical wellbeing. By sharing these snacks, it is Mondelez Philippines’ hope that they can bring bright spots to health front liners’ chaotic days.
57 hospitals given snack products, to celebrate 57 years in the country for Mondelez Philippines. #StrongerTogether
“As we celebrate our 57th anniversary in the Philippines, we are grateful that we are getting better and more relevant to our consumers and customers with every passing year,” shares Ashish Pisharodi, Country Director of Mondelez Philippines. “Even though many of our colleagues are working remotely at this time, we note with great pride that the culture and strong values of the Mondelez Philippines Team continue to shine through to help us win in these unprecedented times. We are truly “Driven at 57” by our love for our Consumers and Brands, who also love us back more and more in return.”
Ashish continues, “We would like to thank our team, our consumers, partners and our community for continuing to be with us these past 57 years. We look forward to being part of Filipino’s snacking moments for many more years with your support.”
On a note shared by the staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Manila, it said, “We are very thankful for your generosity. We are grateful for your support, which helps us continue our mission. Happy 57th anniversary Mondelez Philippines!”
Adds Grover Cleveland R. Salamanca, MD, President of The Premier Medical Center in Paranaque, “We are very thankful for your generosity. We are very grateful for your support in these trying times. We pray for your well being and health. Together we can win this battle.”