By Alithea De Jesus
For a company that is been in the Philippines for almost six decades, Mondelez Philippines revealed that it has also a fair share of challenges that made them stronger by working together as one family and one team.
As they celebrate their 57 years doing business and helping the community in the country, Mondelez Philippines made their celebration not only unique but also meaningful for everyone by strengthening bonds with its team and its community.
While they were not able to muster the 480 team members at this time, a virtual celebration was held where the Team will share what they are thankful for, how they remain ‘Driven at 57,’ and had delicious snacks to celebrate with.
Apart from their own celebration within the company, Mondelez Philippines expressed their special thanks 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 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.”