Texas Instruments Philippines was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2015 US Department of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The finalist certificate was awarded last February 27, 2016, by US Ambassador to the Philippines,
Philip Goldberg at Texas Instruments Baguio City.
What is the ACE Awards
The ACE awards were established in 1999. The aim of the ACE award is to give due recognition to American companies that are leading the way in responsible business conduct worldwide. In order to be part of the ACE awards, companies who exemplifies responsible business conduct are nominated by U.S. ambassadors around the world. Those nominated are those that are making sustainable growth and development of the local economies to which they are situated.
Texas Instruments Philippines an ACE Finalist
One such corporation that exemplified the characteristics worthy to be an ACE Award finalist is Texas Instruments Philippines. With their continuing programs in helping the environment, education and health sector among other of their advocacy. One of the most remarkable achievement of Texas Instruments is that it is was the first to develop and set the sustainable architecture standards. This led to Texas Instruments gaining the Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a first in the Philippines. This achievement eventually led to having Texas Instruments Philippines to be a finalist in the environmental and sustainability category.
Texas Instruments Philippines and their Community Projects
By developing sustainable programs that help the community in terms of environmental protection, health promotion, and educational support, Texas Instruments Philippines truly is deserving to be part of the ACE finalists. Sustainable projects such as the “Angat Bata” Program, aims to uplift the lives of school children by adopting three elementary schools. The schools namely, Calumpang Elementary School, Sta. Maria Elementary School and the Baguio Country Club Village Elementary School, are being provided with the regular feeding program for the students. Brigada Eskwela is also regularly conducted to fix the schools and provide the necessary materials needed to ensure the environmental protection and safety of the students. Medical and Dental missions are also regularly conducted as well as the annual Christmas Gift Giving to the less fortunate children. To make the programs sustainable, employees wholeheartedly give a portion of their salary by way of salary deduction.
On top of that, Texas instruments Philippines appropriated $1.2 million and spent it on various energy and water conservation projects. The project also includes the recycling or hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. To top it off, Texas Instruments Philippines also worked closely with the government in order develop and support the government effort on Green Building Code.
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