MANILA – Foundever™, a global leader in the customer experience (CX) industry, has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and sustainability at the Asia CEO Awards 2023, winning the Circle of Excellence award for Diversity Company of the Year and the Circle of Excellence award for Sustainability Company of the Year.

Organized by the Asia CEO Forum, the Asia CEO Awards is the most coveted business honors in the Philippines and is also widely recognized as the largest event of its kind in Southeast Asia. It recognizes outstanding leadership achievements in the business industry.

Foundever two wins serve as a testament to its dedication to making a positive impact on the environment and promoting inclusivity within its workforce.

The Diversity Company of the Year is awarded to organizations that have exemplified a proactive commitment to embracing and honoring the diversity of the human experience. Foundever received recognition for the various efforts and initiatives they have in place to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees including diversity training programs, inclusive healthcare coverage, and a DEI committee to ensure proper representation and visibility within the organization.

The Sustainability Company of the Year recognizes organizations that achieved significant environmental progress and exhibited leadership and commitment to sustainability. Foundever was acknowledged for their eco-friendly practices, such as reducing their carbon footprint, implementing recycling programs, and investing in renewable energy resources.

Foundever has also engaged in activities to support local communities and environmental preservation efforts. Just last July, the company had a tree planting activity with 160 of its associates from Foundever in Tarlac as part of their rehabilitation project called “Foundever Forest.”

Present at the awarding ceremony was the Vice President of HR, Marketing and Communications for Philippines and China at Foundever, Pamela Donato. “These awards are a reflection of our tireless commitment to making a positive impact on our employees and the world around us,” Donato said.

“We firmly believe that embracing diversity and sustainability goes beyond strategic advantage in today’s business landscape. It embodies our passion and dedication to be a force for good and proactively instigate the change we want to see in the world.”

Aside from receiving recognition for diversity and sustainability, Foundever also sponsored the Young Leader of the Year award that recognizes young leaders who made incredible strides to advance the nation’s economy or social standing on the global stage. This year, the award was given to Walther Buenavista, President and CEO of Shawarma Shack.

“We are honored to take part in this celebration of exceptional young leaders,” said Ravi Iyengar, Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer at Foundever. “We believe in the potential of emerging talents and their ability to shape the future. With this award, we aim to encourage and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.”

Foundever has a long-standing commitment to talent development and has been a driving force in nurturing talent and leadership skills within the organization. Foundever believes that supporting initiatives such as the Young Leader of the Year award is an extension of their dedication to leadership excellence.