SGS Philippines Extends Help to Taal Volcano Eruption Victims
Hand in hand towards new beginnings! SGS Philippines, in partnership with Caritas Manila and Monchie's Transport Services, has extended help to the affected families of the recent Taal Volcano eruption.
SGS Philippines has organized a large relief operation with the combined pledges from the company and its employees last February 12, 2020. Packed goods were purposely selected to help the affected families towards new beginnings. Each pack contained cleaning materials, drinking water, blankets, towels, personal hygiene kits and snacks. The goods were given to 200 families after celebrating the mass at Our Mother of Help Parish in Agoncillo, Batangas with the help of Caritas representatives and the parish ministers.
Taal Volcano is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the Philippines and its recent eruption has affected more than 376,000 Filipinos. The eruption has also destroyed agriculture and livelihood of the locals which has caused mass fish deaths and has damaged the coffee and pineapple plantations.
Left Photo: CBE Representatives who joined the repacking activity of DSWD. Right Photo: SGS OGC Team with SICPA-SA distributed meals and relief goods to the refugees.
Initial volunteering activities have been spearheaded by Certification and Business Enhancement and Oil, Gas and Chemicals business divisions. Representatives have initially provided free meals, distributed hygiene kits and groceries and participated in repacking operations held by local government units and other volunteering sites.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.