Coca-Cola sustainability programs bag 5 golds at the 52nd Anvil Awards

The sustainability programs of Coca-Cola Philippines hauled five Gold Anvil trophies during the 52nd Anvil Awards held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.


“We are honored by this recognition of our sustainability projects in women economic empowerment and water access. Coca-Cola is committed to continue to help improve the communities we operate in,” said Adel Tamano, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications.


The sustainability programs of Coca-Cola Philippines have been made possible with partnerships with government and non-government organization for its implementation, and with its public relations agency, Strategic Works, Inc., for the communications amplification of the programs. The success of its sustainability programs has been made possible through these partnerships.

The 5by20 Sari-sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program, which aims to economically empower women from various sectors, bagged two Gold Anvil awards in the PR Programs on a Sustained Basis category and the PR Programs Directed at Specific Stakeholders category. The program is implemented with various partners in government and non-government organizations, including the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and the Department of Labor and Employment.


Since its launch in 2011, the 5by20 STAR Program has impacted the lives of over 80,000 women micro-entrepreneurs across the country.


The Agos Program, which aims to bring water access to water-deprived communities with a mechanical but sustainable technology, also took home two Gold Anvil trophies in the PR Programs Directed at Specific Stakeholders category and PR Programs on a Sustained Basis category. There are currently 149 Agos facilities in the country benefitting over 30,187 households.


“The Coca-Cola Water Report: Replenish Communities, Replenish Lives – Just Add Water”, a publication which narrates the impact of the Agos Program to its beneficiaries, was also given the Gold Anvil award in the PR Tools category.


The Anvil Awards is the annual search of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines for the most outstanding public relations programs and tools that have greatly impacted the lives of Filipinos. 



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