07 October 2019, The Peninsula Manila, Philippines — The 2019 Sustainable Business Awards Philippines recognized Coffee For Peace for having The Best Flagship Initiatives and for being The Best Social Enterprise.

The Sustainable Business Awards recognise companies for their outstanding performance on environmental and social sustainability, highlighting their successes and providing others with examples of best practice that can be emulated and replicated. 

Congratulations to our CEO Joji Pantoja and her team — Tala Alngag Bautista, Sihaya Ansibod, Mary Selorio, Edna Pantoja, Bennette Grace Tenecio Mañulit, Aj Moldez, D.B. Pantoja, Wanay S. Baluyan, June Moya Rojo, Clay Rojo, Sam Bautista, Mariecris Sacote, Annie Delaw Catau, Eduard Malones Brandia, BabeRista Hope, Jotham Pranza, Fred Abelitado, and the whole PBCI-CFP tribe!

“The awards validate and celebrate the companies which are leading the way in sustainable business and which have truly instilled this objective into their long-term business strategy. The awards also aim to inspire all businesses, large and small, to make sustainability the foundation of their corporate mission and brand.”

~Tony Gourlay, CEO, Global Initiatives

“What a privilege to be with big corporations who are doing their part to contribute to our Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),” said Ms. Joji Pantoja, CEO of Coffee For Peace. “This demonstrates that even a micro-enterprise like us can make an impact if our corporate hearts and minds are focused on helping our people and on healing our land.”

“We are humbled to be part of the winners, small as we are, compared to the other big industries and companies,” says Bennette Grace Tenecio-Mañulit, VP for Public Relations at Coffee For Peace, who was with Ms. Joji Pantoja during the gala awarding event. “Coffee for Peace is being recognised to have an impact in the communities that we partnered with,” added Ms. Bennette. She also expressed her joy for the fact that Coffee For Peace, “in its humble way, contribute to our nation-building in advocating peace and sustainable social enterprise.”

SBA is done in partnership with Price Waterhouse Cooper, Philippines Sustainability & Climate Change Team, Global Initiatives, Philippine Business for the Environment, and Control Union.