Manila Water Company, Inc. ranked third on LinkedIn's inaugural annual list of 2021 top 15 companies for professionals to grow their careers in the Philippines. Key trends from the country’s top companies list include prioritizing skills, resilience in essential services, and supporting the workforce through challenging times. Overall, these companies are ahead of the game in supporting their talent pool, with programs for flexible work arrangements and employee well-being, among others.
Manila Water bags the Best Sustainability Award at “The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Country & Regional Awards 2020”
East Zone concessionaire Manila Water bagged the Best Sustainability Bond in the corporate category at the recently held “The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Country & Regional Awards 2020” virtual ceremony. Manila Water Company’s $US 500 M sustainability bond is the company’s debut bond issuance in the international capital markets. The issuance is the single largest sustainability bond issued by a listed private water utility in Asia and the first ASEAN sustainability bond by a corporate issuer out of the Philippines.
Manila Water, the water and wastewater service provider for the East Zone of Metro Manila and Rizal Province, was recently recognized by the World Bank for its commitment to become a “Utility of the Future”. Through the World Bank’s Water Global Practice’s Utilities of the Future lnitiative, a “Utility of the Future” is defined as “a future-focused utility which provides reliable, safe, inclusive, transparent, and responsive water supply and sanitation services through best-fit practices that allow it to operate in an efficient, resilient, and sustainable manner”.
With towns in Quezon Province heavily ravaged by Tropical Storm "Pepito," Manila Water Foundation (MWF), Manila Water’s social development arm, rushed to Lucena City on October 21 to bring two truckloads of potable water and food packs for 7,000 affected individuals. As of the 5:00 am advisory on October 21, the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) unit of Quezon Province stated that the typhoon is still in District 4 area, namely in Atimonan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Lopez, Calauag and the island towns of Alabat, Perez and Quezon. Reports listed more than 23,000 individuals evacuated from the District 4 areas, which were affected by knee- and waist-deep flooding incidents, and minor landslides.