Last August 23, 2012, Thursday was our Educational Tour at HOLCIM Philippines, Tibungco, Davao City and Coca Cola Company, Ulas, Davao City. This is one of the requirements in the curriculum Management 15 subject, which is the Production and Management Process.
We arrived at HOLCIM Philippines at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. But before we entered the company premises, all of us were registered at the guard house area. Two from the Administrative Staff entertained and orient us namely: Ms. Mae Esguerra, the Administrative Assistant and Mr. Ivan Sabater, from Safety. Ma’am Mae discussed us about the company. She said that HOLCIM Company is the leading cement company in the Philippines. It is a member of the Holcim Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates, concrete and construction-related services, with interests in over 70 countries on all continents. The company has its tagline, Strength, Performance and Passion where their main focus are the people, safety and commitment. In Philippines, it operates 4 major areas: La Union, Bulacan, Davao City and in Lugait, Misamis Oriental. The plants account for installed clinker production capacity of 7.2 million metric tons and cement production capacity of 8.7 million metric tons per year. Aside from producing tons of cement per year and maximizing profit, the company has its own social responsibility towards the community and the environment. Their advocacy is not just for the benefit of the four corners of the company – the employees, but also for the benefit of the people that surrounds them. They are giving livelihood programs to the community where people can use it, doing something for the environment – trees & mangrove planting, cleaning stagnant canals and also giving seminars and workshop for safety measures such as first aid training and how to use the fire extinguisher in a proper way. Also, the company have this so called FACE...
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