Vantage Equities Inc. is aware of its social responsibility in all its dealings with the communities where it operates. It shall ensure that its interactions serve its environment and stakeholders in a positive and progressive manner that is fully supportive of its comprehensive and balanced development. The Corporation recognizes and places an importance on the interdependence between business and society, and promote a mutually beneficial relationship that allows the Corporation to grow the business, while contributing to the advancement of the society where we operates.
Sustainable development means that the Corporation not only complies with existing regulations, but also voluntarily employs value chain processes that takes into consideration economic, environmental, social, and governance issues and concerns. In considering sustainability concerns, Vantage Equities Inc. plays an indispensable role alongside the government and civil society in contributing solutions to complex global challenges like poverty, inequality, unemployment and climate change.
Environmental Sustainability Initiatives
Going Green is a corporate effort to use resources efficiently and support renewable power by recycling paper, turning off lights (when not in use) and using energy efficient-lights in the offices. Recycling not only keeps the cost down but it conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and keep landfill space free for other types of trash that can’t be recycled while turning off lights, and using energy efficient lights reduce the carbon dioxide emission of power stations. These savings can then be redirected to other areas of the business or can be a quantifiable cost savings that can be seen in the bottom line.
Community Involvement Initiatives
The Community Involvement Program of the Corporation encourages direct involvement of employees. The return for the Corporation comes not only in community recognition, but also in the commitment employees feel when causes they care for are supported by their employers. Employee engagement increases employee morale and therefore productivity.
One of Vantage Equities Inc.’s subsidiary companies is a direct agent of Western Union (a global money remittance company). The Western Union (WU) Foundation Agent Giving program provides Agents with a unique opportunity to come together in support of education, economic opportunity and disaster relief initiatives. By working together, Agents can have an even greater impact on the lives of consumers around the world. In the Philippines, WU Foundation, Vantage Equities Inc. and its subsidiary company, Ebusiness Services Inc. join the Western Union Foundation in supporting philanthropic initiatives to help provide the next generation to acquire technology and digital literacy skills, called TANYAG (Technology Aiding Nation’s Youth to Accelerate Growth) thru their local partner, Knowledge Channel Foundation.
Vantage Equities Inc. and its subsidiary companies has been donating its used but working computers to local charitable institutions and conducting outreach programs to these same charitable institution as part of our corporate social responsibility initiative.
Our corporate responsibility efforts are focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, helping to shape policies and practices around our core operations and our community commitment. They also help to drive shared value, identifying opportunities for innovative products and services that contribute to our financial strength as a company, as well as the financial strength of the people we serve.