MANILA, 15 December 2021 – In its continuing commitment to provide a safe working environment and help fight the coronavirus disease, 2GO Group, Inc., the Philippine’s largest transportation and logistics provider, offered free COVID-19 vaccines to its employees, and has completed its vaccination drive.
“As a company operating in the essential industry, wherein transporting passengers, and ensuring an unhampered supply chain in the country are vital, we prioritize health and safety in all worksites and business locations. We advocate for our employees to get vaccinated to protect their families, friends, and coworkers from getting infected with the virus. This move is also to safeguard our customers, our passengers, and the general public,” 2GO president and chief executive officer Frederic DyBuncio said.
A majority-owned subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation, 2GO has been coordinating with its parent company and various local government units (LGUs) in vaccinating its workforce. SM Supermalls, in partnership with LGUs, facilitated a multi-mall COVID-19 vaccination drive, wherein over six million COVID-19 doses to date have been administered, including to 2GO employees.
“We have inoculated 98% of our employees in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus, where the risk of transmission is higher. Our provincial vaccination has achieved over 95% vaccination rate with LGU coordination. Meanwhile, we have accomplished a 100% inoculation of our seafarers, onboard personnel, ticketing agents, drivers, and riders,” 2GO vice president for Human Resources Viola De Jesus added.
Aside from the vaccination initiatives, 2GO Cares has launched various programs since early 2020 to ensure employee welfare by providing free testing, personal protective equipment, health insurance coverage, meal and connectivity allowance, shuttle services, and wellness programs centering on educational campaigns and coping in times of crisis.