Cargill PHL marks first ever win at HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2023 Awards

Sonny Catacutan (right), Country President of Cargill Philippines, accepting the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2023 award on behalf of the company.

Cargill Philippines is proud to announce its first ever award at the esteemed HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia awards, recognizing the company’s exceptional commitment to putting people first and creating a dynamic workplace where employees discover their purpose and make meaningful contributions.

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2023 award recognizes companies that have been identified by their employees as one of Asia’s employers of choice and ascertains the best employers to work for in terms of employee engagement and workplace excellence.

The Cargill Philippines team at HR Asia’s Awards ceremony.

“At Cargill, we recognize that fulfilling our purpose to nourish the world begins with our people. We are deeply honored to receive this award that brings to life our core value of putting people first. Reflecting on this recognition, we are further committed to nurture a workplace where our employees feel welcome, valued, and heard. May our 2,000-strong employees be inspired to reach their highest potential and contribute to Cargill’s success,” said Sonny Catacutan, Country President of Cargill Philippines.

Be it through programs which seek to train and equip our workforce to be future ready or meaningful activities to engage with and hear from our colleagues, the company has effectively translated its values into real actions.

One such initiative is the Gravitas Project, a year-long intensive development program which accelerates readiness of local talent to build a strong leadership pipeline across the company. It has not only produced a deep bench of ready-now talents but also resulted in a significant milestone: the appointment of the first female Country Business Leader in one of Cargill’s business units. Today, at Cargill Philippines, more than half of senior manager positions are filled by women and employees with disability have equal access to skills training and enjoy similar career development opportunities as everyone else.

To uplift and support employees, the company has in place flexible work arrangements to encourage work-life balance as well as culture initiatives such as our “Stay Well, Live Well” program. Carried out with the aim to enable employees to come with their best self to work, the program provides a holistic approach with varied activities, such as webinars, talks and game sessions to address and improve physical, financial, mental, and social wellness. This is in addition to the global rollout of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and Employee Disaster Relief Funds (EDRF) which demonstrate the company’s unwavering support for its workforce during challenging times.