PSE: URC PHP 142.40 (0.99%) Jan 27, 2023 02:50PM
URC named among Vietnam’s top sustainable businesses for fourth year in a row
This marks the fourth consecutive year that URC Vietnam was in the TOP 100 Sustainable Development Enterprises in Vietnam.
Jan 12, 2023

A subsidiary of Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has again been named as one of Vietnam’s top sustainable enterprises, affirming the company’s efforts to save the environment and roll back climate change while still delivering top-quality products to its customers.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that URC Vietnam was in the TOP 100 Sustainable Development Enterprises in Vietnam, compiled by the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

The award was given to URC Vietnam from VBCSD by the attendant of Mr. Tran Tuan Anh, Head of the Economic Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam; Mr. Võ Tuan Nhân, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; Mr. Le Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs; and VCCI chairman Pham Tan Cong.

To qualify for the ranking, URC Vietnam had to fully meet the rigorous screening criteria of Vietnam’s Corporate Sustainability Index, which evaluates companies in the areas of economy, environment, and society.

“This recognition highlights URC Vietnam's ongoing commitment to socio-economic growth and bringing the best to its consumers and the community,” said Jai Gamboa, URC Vietnam’s business unit general manager. “This is an acknowledgment of the dedication of all our personnel for the firm to complete the screening requirements and establish a sustainable and strong business.”

URC was named among Vietnam’s top sustainable businesses for the fourth consecutive year. In photo, URC’s Corporate Affairs and External Relations Manager Lê Huu Trí (center) receives the award from Mr. Le Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, and Mr. Nguyen Quang Vinh, Vice Chairman of VCCI (Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

URC, one of the Philippines’ largest food and beverage companies, has been in Vietnam for 20 years, starting there as a trading company in 2003. It now has five plants across the country: three in Binh Duong, one in Quang Ngai, and one in Hanoi.

The company produces some of Vietnam’s well-known brands, including the ready-to-drink tea C2, energy drink Rong Do, Cream-O and Magic biscuits, Dynamite candies, Jack ‘n Jill Puff Corn and Chikki snacks, at these facilities.

Besides being recognized for its sustainability efforts, URC Vietnam was also among the 33 organizations that were given awards by the President of Binh Duong People Committee for supporting children in Binh Duong province in 2022.

URC’s Vietnam subsidiary is at the forefront of URC’s ongoing sustainability efforts. In 2019, it co-founded the Packaging Recycling Organization, PRO Vietnam, a voluntary not-for-profit initiative to improve packaging collection and recycling.

Overall, the company’s goals include significantly reducing energy and water usage in manufacturing, promoting responsible sourcing of key ingredients, and achieving plastic neutrality. URC is carrying out sustainability strategies in six focus areas — People and Communities, Climate Action, Water, Product, Packaging, and Sourcing.

View our Latest Products
Chill
Presto Nutty Bites
Vitasoy Plus
Great Taste Supreme