Suppliers Day 2017

Suppliers Day 2017
Posted August 4, 2017
   4 July 2017, Dusit Thani Manila | Republic Cement, together with its partners--our suppliers, gathered together for the Annual Republic Suppliers Day. Organized by the Sourcing and Procurement Team headed by Ian Agbunag, the event was amptly themed "Constant Partnership and Collaboration on Safety, Compliance and Cost". Over a hundred attendees from sixty-six service contractors participated in the said event.

   The discussion started off with Health and Safety Performance by Arnel Awatin (Country Health and Safety Manager). Arnel elaborated on Republic Safety KPI’s and safety incidents on contract works, as well as the benefits of compliance with the company’s policies and guidelines. Subsequently, Martin Wills (Manufacturing Director) shared the initiatives being done in our plant facilities, in order to avoid LTI’s and fatalities. Michael Keating (CRH Health and Safety Director) followed the discussion with Construction Safety, presenting the overall safety performance of CRH and its companies. He concluded his presentation by encouraging our partners to put safety first in every activity. Then, Lorenze, shared how the minimal unsafe acts could turn into serious accidents. 

   To cap off the day, round table discussions regarding Safety, Regulatory and Business Code of Conduct were conducted to address the thoughts and concerns of our suppliers.

   Republic is commited to compliance not only in safety, but also government regulations. Atty. Justine Legaspi-Buduan (Legal Manager) highlighted the government requirements that our service contractors need to comply with. 

    The “Blue Book”, launched last year by Lizza Vicaldo (Country Compliance Manager) covered the supplier code of conduct, sharing the dos and don’ts for partners of Republic. She also shared incidents related to breach of the Code of Business Conduct.

   In line with the current government's "Build, Build, Build" campaign. Ruel Goc (Owner Site Director) shared  future projects and opportunities that our contractors may consider to participate in. 

   Mr. Renato Sunico (President, Republic Cement and Building Materials, Inc.) concluded the event by highlighting the importance of supplier participation in making Republic a stronger organization. Indeed, said event has set the stage for continuous collaboration and building stronger partnerships with our suppliers.



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