Businesses to join #MMShakeDrill on June 22
MANILA, Philippines – Members of the business sector have pledged their support and commitment to participate during the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on June 22, 2016.
Unilever, Walter Mart, and Yokogawa Philippines are some of the big companies that are doing their part to help build a culture of preparedness.
Waltermart's branches in Metro Manila – North EDSA, E Rodriguez, Makati, Bicutan, and Sucat – will participate in the drill. Each branch has coordinated with their stakeholders and local government units, the company said.
Unilever's branches in Paco, Manila, as well as in Cavite province, Pasig City, and Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, will also be joining. This will be the second time that Unilever is participating in the metro-wide drill.
“In the event of a big one, indeed, the ones prepared are the ones who will survive and help make others survive,” said Joy Ocampo of Unilever.
Meanwhile, for Yokogawa Philippines, their participation is an opportunity to exercise their company's disaster management plan.
According to Gener Marcelo of Yokogawa Philippines, prior to the earthquake drill, their company conducts their own emergency drills on a regular basis in compliance with international and local standards – like ISO 14001:2004 and OSHAS 18001:2007 – which require them to test the continuing effectiveness, suitability, and relevance of their emergency procedures.
Are your offices and companies joining the June 22 earthquake drill? Visit the FAQs here to learn more. – With a report from Raelene Tang/ Rappler.com