Ayala Land dominates Stevie® Awards in the 18th IBAs
As it enhanced initiatives to engage with its stakeholders at the time of the pandemic, Ayala Land bagged multiple Stevie® Awards in the 18th Annual International Business Awards®.
Ayala Land companies dominated this year’s IBAs, taking home 36 awards in total—11 golds, six silvers and 19 bronzes, thus winning the Grand Stevie® Award trophy for Organization of the Year – one of only six in the world’s leading omnibus business awards competition. Other Grand Stevie® winners include Google in California, LLYC in Madrid, Telkom in Jakarta, and Business Awards Consulting in Istanbul.
ALI’s individual awards highlighted the company’s thrust towards promoting sustainability, with Ayala Land’s Zero Waste: Ayala Land’s Circular Waste Management Program winning gold in the Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year. The program is ALI’s unique circular economy model where waste materials such as plastics were given alternative destinations for recycling and reprocessing. Despite the pandemic, ALI was able to collect some 28 metric tons of plastic waste—a total of 2.8 million plastic water bottles—enough to fill up 73 basketball courts.
Also bagging a bronze Stevie® in the Cause & Green, Cause Event category is the company’s Carbon Forest Webinars. These webinars emphasize the importance of maintaining carbon forests and significantly reducing carbon emissions – key initiatives toward Ayala Land’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2022.
Innovations in digital communications also took centerstage with the Ayala Land corporate website winning gold in the real estate category. For integrating traditional and new media, the Ayala Land Estates Bright Spots Campaign won the bronze award for Communications/PR Campaign of the Year.
Meanwhile, the annual holiday highlight at the Ayala Triangle, Ayala Land Festival of Lights: Virtual Edition 2020, was recognized as bronze winner for Branded Content Campaign of the Year.
With the changes in the workplace the pandemic brings, communication with its employees was a priority for Ayala Land. The company’s internal publication, Groundbreakers 2020, was recognized with a gold Stevie® as Best House Organ for Employees as it sought to ensure that the organization remained informed and worked towards a common vision, despite the distance brought by remote and hybrid working arrangements.
Ayala Land subsidiary, Cebu Holdings, Inc. was also named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Company History Publication (Up to 50 Years) category for its coffee table book, “Cebu Rising: 30 Years of Cebu Holdings, Inc.” The book traces the company’s three decades – gathering pieces of history from various archives, interviews from stakeholders, and anecdotes of how Cebu has evolved, yet maintained its character of being uniquely Cebuano.
Ayala Land is the Philippines’ leading developer of sustainable estates, offering complete and fully integrated properties, such as residences, shopping centers, offices, hotels, and leisure developments, that enhance land and enrich lives.
Now on its 33rd year, Ayala Land’s thrust has always been to serve its stakeholders, enable and engage the communities within our developments to contribute to nation building. These accolades recognize the company’s continuing drive to innovate and achieve this mission.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2021 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
Stevie® Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.
“What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience. We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our 8 December virtual awards ceremony.”
Details about The International Business Awards® and the lists of Stevie® Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
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