SCPA teams up with AIM to give back on its silver anniversary

SCPA teams up with AIM to give back on its silver anniversary

/ 11:47 AM April 06, 2021

What is the real secret to a successful business? 

For homegrown hygiene company Sanitary Care Products Asia (SCPA), the answer is its  people. SCPA stays true to this credo and pays it forward as they kicked off their silver  year in a virtual event last March 18. Throughout its 25 years of creating homegrown  brands for Filipinos such as Sanicare, Femme, Tisyu, Cheers, Naturale, and Jade, “Great  love for what we do and the people we do it for,” has been the running mantra of the  company.  

Faithful to this commitment, SCPA Chairman and Founder Mr. Renato Sio and President  Mr. Venjosef Sio announced their plans to enable Filipino dreams together with the Asian  Institute of Management-Dado Banatao Incubator (AIM-DBI). They will join forces to  celebrate SCPA’s silver anniversary through an initiative that empowers the new breed  of Filipino business leaders, called the Human Investment x Impact Grant for  Entrepreneurship and Empowerment or, simply, HIIGENE. 


The HIIGENE program – as explained by the key speakers – is a search that will provide opportunities to deserving start-ups to accelerate Filipino businesses. This is the first time  that AIM-DBI will emphasize people management philosophy as their top criterion, fully integrating SCPA’s DNA in the program. It will be anchored in the Sio family’s legacy of  a people-first philosophy, inspiring entrepreneurs to put up a trailblazing company built  on their peoples’ loyalty, trust, and respect. 


Also present in the launch was ‘dreamagineer’ and AIM-DBI Executive Director Mr. Prim  Paypon, founder of non-profit organization called The Dream Project PH. He shared that  through HIIGENE, qualified start-ups have the chance to hone their leadership skills and  grow their businesses through a 3-month long AIM-DBI mentorship program. Also, up to  3 companies can be awarded cash grants of up to PHP 500,000 each to fund their  businesses. Truly, this collaboration is SCPA’s purposeful way to serve as a channel of  blessing to Filipinos who aspire to create positive change in society. 

The accelerator program’s activities are all set and scheduled for the rest of the year. Interested start-ups from AIM-DBI’s pool of 2018 alumni to 2021 enrollees may send in  their applications starting April 1 until April 30. These applications will undergo a rigid  screening to make sure the grant will be awarded to those who fit the core philosophy of  both SCPA and AIM-DBI. The awarding of grants will follow in June, ending in October with a culminating activity to highlight the winner’s progress.  


The launch of this philosophy-designed program was monumental for SCPA and  highlights AIM-DBI’s 3rd anniversary this month. The collaboration of these two  organizations strengthens their respective belief in creating meaningful human impact  through local businesses.

Prim Paypon shared, “What sets HIIGENE apart from other grants are these: First, this  is the only time a local company is collaborating with a business school incubator work  with startups as a pioneering business-academe-and-startup partnership. Second, when  you talk about financial grants or competition grants here and abroad, we always talk of  the innovation of the product or the technology; you rarely come across – and probably  this is the first of its kind in the Philippines – where the focus of the grant is going back  to the people who keep the company thriving and growing. These set #HIIGENE apart  from the rest of the financial grants.” 

Reaching its silver anniversary despite recent economic challenges is no easy feat. For  SCPA, there is no better way to celebrate 25 years of success than giving back — not  only because it is the right thing to do – but because it shares and honors a philosophy  that allowed them to attain this accomplishment: Putting people first. 

Watch the HIIGENE launch on SCPA’s official Facebook Page: gdTOy/


TAGS: AIM, Sanitary Care Products Asia Inc., SCPA

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