By Riz Reyes
The local subsidiary of BPO giant Accenture announced recently that it plans to increase the grants for corporate citizenship program.
Lito Tayag, country managing director of Accenture Philippines, said the company will infuse additional investment to enable to cover more beneficiaries in the coming years.
Accenture has invested about P80 million covering grants and pro bono work in the past five years. However, Tayag did not disclose the total amount for the program.
?We will be increasing the allocation to reach out to more people,? Tayag told the media in a press briefing held in Mandaluyong City.
He also said Accenture is open to partners with civil society organizations to help in uplifting the plight of the marginalized sectors of society.
In its partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress, Accenture has invested P8 million in grants in 2016 to fund vocational and technical training of the underserved youth.
Tayag also stressed that Accenture Philippines is committed to pursue its corporate citizenship (CC) programs to create a difference in the socio-economic sector of the country.
?For Accenture, it is about delivering the same passion to help people in need in the communities in which it operates as it does to work with its clients,? Tayag pointed out.
Last month, Accenture Philippines mobilized its more than 45,000 employees to volunteer and help other people?s lives for the better.
Ruth Binuya, an Accenture volunteer employee, said she chose to teach marginalized children English grammar and tips on how to write a resume as part of her giving back to society.
Being a college scholar, she said wanted to share her blessings to the less privileged youth who are in need of knowledge to upgrade their status in life.
Tayag also said the parent company also donated more than $2 million to assist in the long-term rebuilding efforts in the areas that were severely destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda.
He added the Accenture Enterprise Enablement team partnered with PBSP to help craft them a volunteer program for its employees. Under the scheme, employees of Accenture will do some pro bono work for the beneficiary which Accenture will pay for their time.
Furthermore, Accenture?s Global Delivery Network for Technology developed an inclusive business portal for PBSP, which will serves as a knowledge center containing basic information to aid the private sector and other institutions in planning social impact measurement and monitoring of results.