Mandatory seminars are conducted to impress upon and refresh all employees’ awareness and understanding of the Company’s Manual of Corporate Governance and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, as well as the underlying principles of corporate governance and ethical behavior and conduct for the company.
In 2011, the Board mandated a Corporate Governance Seminar for all employees. This was followed by a mandate in 2012 requiring all newly-hired employees to attend a new hires’ seminar and an annual Quality Focus seminar which includes an orientation on the company’s Manual of Corporate Governance and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
In 2013, the company launched its online Corporate Governance E-learning Course for all newly-hired employees. This was taken by all employees through a web-based portal with a standard test, the results of which are reported to management and the Board Corporate Governance Committee.
On July 24, 2014 and March 25, 2015 in compliance with Memorandum Circular 20, Series of 2013 of the Securities and Exchange Commission and in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors, the company held its Aboitiz Annual Corporate Governance Seminar at its principal office in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The seminar was attended by the Company’s Board of Directors and key officers.
On March 28, 2016, the company held its 2016 Mandatory In-House Corporate Governance Seminar at the Shangrila at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the company’s accreditation as a corporate governance seminar provider.
On March 28, 2017, The Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) held its first regional conference in Manila at the Shangri-La at the Fort Manila, Taguig City, Philippines. This year’s theme is ‘Sustainable, Resilient, & Intelligent Future,’ which aimed to strengthen and educate risk management professionals and key industry players in today’s rapidly changing risk landscape. With more than 270 participants, the PARIMA Manila Conference was a landmark event for the risk professional community. In Aboitiz Group, around 50 delegates composed of some members of the Board of Directors, Risk Managers and Senior Executives attended.
On March 29, 2017, AEV Group Risk Management, in coordination with AEV Governance and Compliance team, organized an Executive Briefing for the Board and Directors and Senior Executives of the Group, with more than 80 participants. The briefing covered three topics such as The 2017 Top Global Risks: World Economic Forum, Millennial Mindset – Risk and Opportunity in the Workforce, and Cyber Security. The participants were also given an opportunity to raise their concerns during the Q&A portion of the program.
On August 31, 2018, AEV Group Risk Management, in coordination with AEV Governance and Compliance team, organized 2018 Annual Corporate Governance Seminar for the Board of Directors and Senior Executives of the Group, with more than 60 participants. The briefing covered three topics such as Digital Disruption: Reshaping Leadership, Innovation and Risk; Cyber Risk; and Discussion on the Asia-Pacific Risk Landscape 2018. The participants were also given an opportunity to raise their concerns during the Q&A portion of the program.