Ongoing CSR

Implementing a CSR approach remains a dynamic process in a fast-changing Earth. Sustainable Development and CSR are thus fast-moving targets necessitating a process of continual improvement.  As such, FEED typically works with active and leading academic centers, researchers and organisations with a track record – aiming to develop best practices, working models and scaleable solutions that can be replicated in other parts of the country.

Working with local government agencies is sometimes necessary, particularly when it comes to the rehabilitation/restoration of large tracks of (government/parastate-owned) lands and identifying and engaging local, often marginalised (including settlement) communities, as well as private lands aiming to be sustainable as the private sector also plays a critical role in sustaining active interventions through their own advocacy programs.

CALL TO ACTION

Individuals, companies, organisations and the public at large are encouraged to support any one of these CSR initiatives closest to their respective advocacies. Email FEED to find out how: info@feed.org.ph or call +63 (0)9175524722.

FEED’s Ongoing CSR Initiatives with Partners 

  • ANIHAN TECHNICAL SCHOOL is a technical-vocational institute established in 1986 and owned by the Foundation for Professional Training, Inc. (FPTI), a non-profit organization promoting lifelong development for women. FEED works with Anihan to help source Anihan-FEED scholarships in Food Service / Senior High School Program approved by the Department of Education. Scholarship grants are given to financially challenged female Grade 10 completers between 16 to 20 years old. With the two-year scholarship grant from Anihan, these young women will have the advantage of choosing between three opportunities:
    • Proceed to a college degree
    • Start their own microbusiness
    • Be immediately employed in the country’s top food establishments!

    It is the same high-quality skills training that the Food Service Industry Partners have come to expect from Anihan plus the full senior high school curriculum.

  • “RIDGE to REEF” COMMUNITY BASED DISASTER RELIEF & RESILIENCE – From Watershed Enhancement to Coastal Protection and Disaster Mitigation & Prevention, Bacnotan, La Union – Upland farming and sustaining of vegetative, fruit, wood (incl. bamboo) crops as direct livelihood interventions for the local community’s immediate and long-term benefit; propagating and enhancing indigenous Philippine fruit & wood species in local nurseries to support the above; and beekeeping Training of Trainers as an alternative & sustainable livelihood source for the preservation of the Native Philippine Bee population. In collaboration with the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial University (DMMMSU), Bacnotan (North La Union Campus); and in alignment with the Integrated Baroro Watershed Management initiative. See also: https://feed.org.ph/engagement-activities/ridge-to-reef-r2r/
  • PATIS TESORO Creativity & Textile Art Workshops for the T’Boli“This branding scheme contemplates on her contribution to nation-building, through her dressmaking business of over 40 years…Her 20 or so employees were equipped with the vital manufacturing skills of tailoring, sewing, embroidery via machine or hand, hand painting, and beading. She also has a small pool of loyal suppliers who bring her handwoven textiles from across the archipelago, which at times are hand embellished to her specifications.” (Source: Defining a Filipino Heritage Brand in the Digital Age by Paz Esperanza T. Poblador, De La Salle University Center for Business Research and Development Business Notes and Briefings, January 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1).  Participants  will receive exclusive mentoring on piña, design aesthetics, and the meticulous craftsmanship with which Patis is identified. They will have intimate and unrestricted access to her fashion sense and style throughout the duration of the workshop. FEED is working with T’Boli community leader Lyn Lambuti Bago (Lemuhen Cultural Dance Troupe) to expand her community’s relevance in preserving their cultural heritage. Visual: Patis Tesoro Boutique Modern Take on Old Crafts
  • SETTING UP OF A DAIRY FARM SCHOOL & ENHANCING CARABAO PRODUCTIVITY FOR COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS, Urdaneta, Pampanga – Empowering local farmers and women entrepreneurs through technical skills upgrading in carabao (water buffalo) milk & dairy production, processing and marketing, from social entrepreneurship to practice in collaboration with Shahani Gatas Kalabaw Farm; and providing alternative livelihood generation for the community by enhancing carabao productivity, breeding, pasteurisation and packing in collaboration with the Philippine Carabao Centre (PCC).

Telenovela Sabrina's KitchenMOP Sbarina's Kitchen

  • SAN PEDRO URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT (SPUR), with Rotary Club San Pedro Magic, City Government and Mayor’s Office – Aligned with the city’s ongoing upgrading of public infrastructure and health care services, FEED seeks support in the expansion of linear parks and other public and community spaces through tree planting with Youth & Women Leaders in public, private and NGO communities of San Pedro and neighbouring areas, with the aim of upgrading towards a liveable city. Working with local communities to provide alternative income sources by means of propagating nurseries, and managing and harvesting edible landscapes for the immediate benefit of the marginalised communities.
  • BAMBOO PROPAGATION, PLANTING & LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT WITH ALC Foundation and the Government of Rizal Province.  1. To help mitigate the effects of climate change and protect the environment by planting bamboo in areas like riverbanks, degraded forests and mountainsides all over the country; 2. To create alternative livelihoods and build resilient communities with inclusive economic growth; and 3. To build sturdy engineered bamboo houses for underpriviledged yet deserving families in a self-sustaining community called the Kawayanan Village.

Through formal or informal “Public Private Partnerships” (PPP), FEED often acts as a bridge between the private sector and communities or practical research agencies, another model by which FEED is able to collaboratively support the design, integration and  implementation of companies’ and organizations’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives into their operations in a sustainable manner – from short/immediate to long/durable interventions, striking the balance between a company’s advocacies and the needs of the communities they operate in.

Whilst seeking to partner with local government agencies such as the Departments of Agriculture (DA) and Environment & Natural Resources (DENR)in the communities we work in, FEED aims to keep all sourcing of materials for projects at cost to ensure more participants are able to join and spread the word, helping the country reach its 70% carbon offset by 2030.

Click here to see an overview of FEED’s CSR/Sustainability/Reporting serviceshttps://feed.org.ph/csr

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