Isaac Galang | March 14, 2018
Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. continues to stay true in delivering quality efforts to establish and strengthen camaraderie amongst the group. The organization encourages its employees to participate, create, and be involved with the AEV A-Clubs (Employee Organizations).
The AEV A-Clubs program is an engagement effort established to promote work-life balance and cultivate rewarding experiences that help the employees widen their networks and socialize with other employees.
“A-Clubs were inspired by our vision to provide an avenue where people can connect outside of the usual professional parameters. We want to provide a safe and fun avenue where employees can showcase talents, share interests and make a difference in the communities around them.”
-Jan Pedrosa, CHR Manager
Teamwork and collaboration were the main highlights in fueling this initiative. Various internal partners from different corporate service units wholeheartedly participated to be able to guide the newly formed organizations.
A-People were enthusiastic to open their doors and widen their networks to meet new people and new friends who also share the same interests, evident during the application and interview sessions.
The A-Club project has also embarked into a mission to catapult the spirit of volunteerism here in the organization. Club members are required to create their own CSR programs or to participate in any of our established programs under the Aboitiz Foundation.
Excited to meet our duly recognized A-Clubs? Take a look at their profile cards. You may also contact the group’s representative if you are interested to join!
AEV – A Clubs FAQs
Who are allowed to join A-Clubs?
Membership is open to all employees under AEV and AEV-managed managed companies, regular or probationary.
What are the basic club policies and responsibilities?
>All employee organizations, their officers, and members are expressly forbidden from engaging in any form of hazing, on or off the company.
>Clubs should be responsible of all their actions and ensure that these are in accordance with the regulations and policies pertaining to employee behavior.
>Clubs have also the responsibility to make it clear to the public that their programs and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of AEV.
>Use of Aboitiz logos and other materials should be in accordance with the Aboitiz Brand Guidelines
>Each organization is required to have at least one (1) meet-up (formal or informal) per month. Option to submit attendance sheet to HR for verification.
>Meeting places’ reservations (conference rooms, cafeteria, outside venues) should be taken care of by the members.
>Clubs that will seek participation opportunities or will hold activities outside the company premises will be responsible for the arrangement, transportation, and legal liability of each members. AEV will not be deemed responsible.
>When conducting activities or events outside the company premises, the organizers should prepare an Event Response Plan (ERP) duly approved by the Risk Management Department, as well as signed waivers.
>Each club is expected to have at least one (1) CSR project per year.
>If no CSR project is planned, all members of the organization are required to fully attend two out of three major outreach activities for the year: Brigada Eskwela, Simultaneous Tree Planting, and/or Christmas Outreach.
What are the basic responsibilities of a club member?
>The members should attend and participate in all the club’s programs, activities, and meetings. If in case the member will not be able to attend, he/she should inform the club president.
>In the event that the club member fail to fulfill his/her duties and responsibilities, the club officers have the right to review and evaluate his/her membership status.
Up to how many clubs can an employee join?
>Each employee can join up to two (2) clubs, but has to make sure that he/she will be able to fulfill his/her responsibility as a member of those clubs.