PLDT Inc. and its subsidiaries collectively received 110 citations from local and international award organizations throughout 2021 – the highest number of annual wins and nominations to the nation’s largest fully integrated telecommunications company to this day.
Among the main victories were those of the 8th annual Asia Pacific Stevie Awards. The group’s first participation resulted in a Gold Stevie for PLDT and the end-of-year 2020 thematic video from Smart’s Connected by Hope, a Silver Stevie for its #StayHome, #StaySmart COVID-19 and Bronze Stevies response initiatives for its omnibus education #NoLearnerLeftBehind advocacy and business unit PLDT Enterprise’s IMPACT: Philippine Digital Convention 2020.
2021 was also the first year that PLDT and Smart were jointly named Company of the Year at the 56th annual Anvil Awards, closely followed by Company of the Year and the 1st finalist at the 18th Philippine Quill Awards.
To be one of the best places to work for advancing your career, Smart was the only telecommunications company to make LinkedIn’s Top 15 Filipino Companies finalists in 2021. Ranked 2nd, the networking site study professional analyzed the data in key pillars: ability to progress, skills growth, business stability, external opportunity, business affinity, gender diversity and training.
PLDT Enterprise’s efforts to help businesses rediscover and reinvent amid the COVID-19 crisis earned the B2B arm its first Golden World Award from the London-based International Public Relations Association. It was for his MVP Bossing campaign, with efforts to pay tribute to Filipino entrepreneurship.
Several members of the PLDT Group Management Committee have also been recognized locally and globally. PLDT’s Anabelle Lim Chua was named ING-Finex CFO of the Year 2021 in the 15th edition of the oldest and most prestigious awards program for CFOs, having played a pivotal role in securing several historic agreements for PLDT.
Angel T. Redoble, Director of Information Security (CISO) of the PLDT Group, won twice in 2021: the Visionary CISO Award for recognition of the top 100 CISO from CISO Connect, based in New York, and the leadership award at the inaugural CSO ASEAN Awards alongside Top 30 cybersecurity leaders in the region.
Smart closed 2021 with the best social contribution from the Asia Communication Awards for its FarmSmart agricultural advocacy. The initiative covers the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) and BuyLocal, which aim to help create future-ready and successful Filipino farmers through technology, innovation and collaboration.
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