Holcim PH bags international, national awards for communication excellence


Construction solution firm Holcim Philippines, Inc. bagged outstanding communication awards for its employee volunteerism program for education and two videos explaining its progressive rehabilitation thrust and workplace safety culture during the 2015 Philippine Quill Awards. Ritzi Villarico Ronquillo (fourth from right), Holcim Philippines Head for Communication and Corporate Affairs and 2014-2016 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines Chairman and IABC International Executive Director, led her team in receiving the awards given by IABC Philippines on May 17, 2016. The company is also set to receive its second international Gold Quill from San Francisco, California-based IABC in June.

Construction solution provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. was recently recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and its country chapter for communication excellence with the company winning the prestigious Gold Quill for the second straight year. 

Holcim Philippines will be awarded an international Gold Quill for a video showing on the 2015 Galing Mason Awards, the company’s flagship corporate social responsibility program on skills development and recognition of local masons. The awarding ceremony will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana in June.

Last year, Holcim Philippines’s 2013 Annual Report was also awarded a Gold Quill of Merit by the San Francisco, California-based IABC. The Gold Quill Awards recognizes business communication excellence globally and is a most internationally prestigious industry award.

Aside from the Gold Quill, other Holcim Philippines’s programs and tools were recognized by IABC Philippines during the Philippine Quill Awards held on May 17 at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay.

Foster a Child’s Education, an employee volunteerism program for schooling of children in Holcim Philippines’s communities, received an Award of Excellence under the communication management division. Holcim Philippines received two Merit Awards under the communication skills division for videos discussing its progressive quarry rehabilitation program and its workplace safety reporting.

Meanwhile, the Special Award for Sustainability, conferred by Holcim Philippines during the Quill Awards on the student communication initiative that advocates and supports sustainability, went to John Paul Madrid of Colegio San Juan de Letran for “Send a Child to School.” It is the second straight win for the school.

The Philippine Quill is a most coveted award in the country in the field of business communication. It is awarded annually by the IABC Philippines to organizations for their excellent use of communication to achieve business goals.

Communication experts and seasoned practitioners in the country, serving as judge-evaluators for the Quill, selected the awardees using the stringent seven-point global scoring system for communication excellence.

IABC Philippines is the country chapter of the IABC, one of the largest business communication organizations in the world with some 11,000 member-professionals in over 70 countries.