Corporate Governance Company Policies

Company Policies

Company Policies
  • Whistle-blowing Policy

    It is the duty of every director, officer and employee to immediately and fully report and disclose to the Management any information about violation of company policies, rules and regulations which has been, is being, or is about to be committed. The procedures and penalties to be meted out to those who fail to report shall be discussed in the next meeting of the Board of Directors.

  • Conflict of Interest Policy

    Directors, officers and significant shareholders, who find themselves in any conflict-of-interest situation involving any transaction with the Company and/or its group, are enjoined to immediately disclose the same to the Management for review and resolution. Apart from such voluntary disclosure, the Company and/or the Group itself conduct an extensive background check in its business dealings and transactions for purposes of determining the existence of potential conflict-of-interest situation with the Company's directors, officers and significant shareholders.

  • Insider Trading Policy

    The Company strictly adheres to the policy on insider trading enshrined under Section 27 of the Securities Regulation Code. An employee of the Company, who is considered an "insider" for having an access to material information about the Company or the security that is not generally available to the public, may not be involved in any of the following activities:

    • Selling or buying a security of the Company while in possession of material information with respect to the Company or the security that is not generally available to the public, unless it falls under any of the exceptions provided under Section 27.1 of the Securities Regulation Code.
    • Communicating material nonpublic information about the Company or the security to any person, who by virtue of the communication, gives the person access to material information about the Company or the security that is not generally available to the public, where the employee communicating the information knows or has reason to believe that such person will likely buy or sell a security of the Company while in possession of such information.
    • Selling or buying a security of the Company, that are sought or to be sought by a tender offer that has commenced or about to commence, if he knows or has reason to believe that the information is nonpublic and has been acquired directly or indirectly from the tender offeror.
    • Communicating material nonpublic information relating to a tender offer to any person where such communication is likely to result in a violation of No. 3.
  • Related Party Transactions Policy

    All significant Related Party Transactions, between and among the Company and its joint ventures, subsidiaries, associates, affiliates, substantial stockholders, officers and directors, including their spouses, children and dependent siblings and parents and of interlocking director relationships of members of the Board, are presented to the Board of Directors for review and approval. In approving these Related Party Transactions, the Board ensures that these transactions to and from related parties are made on arm's length basis and at current market prices at the time of transaction. Furthermore, the Company maintains transparency and integrity in monitoring, recording and reporting its Related Party Transactions as a summary of such transaction is published in the Company's Annual Report.

  • Policy and Data Relating to Health, Safety and Welfare of Employees, including Company-Sponsored Trainings

    The Company values its employees and has paramount concern for their safety, health and welfare.

    The Company provides and maintains facilities in the work premises that ensure the safety and welfare of its employees as they are engaged in the daily performance of their duties. Emergency and evacuation plans are likewise in placed to safeguard employees in emergency cases and fortuitous events.

    To ensure and nurture the employees' health and wellness, the Company maintains a corporate health program that caters to the employees' need for preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. This healthcare benefit and coverage has been improved as it now extends to the employees' qualified dependent/s.

    The Company also offers optimal training programs, on-the-job training and other development programs for its employees to assist them in effectively carrying out their jobs and to prepare them for career advancement.