PH-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

We recognize the importance of specificity of FTA benefits for your business. We are more than willing to answer your questions, particularly for your business sector, including a review of the advantages that the FTA can provide your business and operations. You can view our FTA resources here and you can contact us for more information.

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ESG, Impact & Sustainability

The Council supports and encourages its member-companies to monitor, communicate, and exchange information on ESG (environmental, social and governance), economic, and sustainability practices towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) while it maintains that global business accountability is a shared focus. The Council further aligns itself with the initiative of the Swiss Confederation's SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) in Sustainability Reporting for Responsible Business.

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Aid Line Philippine-Swiss

Formally established in 2011 through the initiative of PSBC, Aid Line Philippine-Swiss or ALPS is the CSR arm of the Philippine-Swiss business community in the country. Its Board of Trustees, volunteers, and donors are from the ranks of the PSBC with the altruistic participation of Filipino and Swiss groups and individuals from across the country.

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Call for Impact and Sustainability Stories

extended until Dec 15, 2021

As a business association intent on bridging trade and investment between the Philippines, Switzerland and EU countries, here’s our opportunity to project our collective effort.

Believing in our mission, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) signified its support to PSBC through a signed Memorandum of Understanding last November 10, 2021. GRI will support PSBC’s production of an Impact study to highlight PSBC member-companies sustainability contributions to the community. In addition, GRI will also work with PSBC to increase our capacity towards sustainability reporting.

To jumpstart our commitment, we are collecting entries for our digital publication, dubbed as “PSBC IMPACT STORIES”.

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Tell us your story

We invite our PSBC member companies to scan their present and ongoing strategic initiatives in the areas of environmental/sustainability, health, economic/livelihood, social, governance and philanthropy.
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Your entry should contain the following:

One to two-page narrative description (750 maximum word count) to include :

  1. Name of Company and PSBC representative
  2. Background of the CSR Initiative/s (rationale/history, objectives or desired impact)
  3. Location and category of initiatives (e.g. health, environment, economic, social,  governance, philanthropy)
  4. Key Figures (reflect any that are applicable: number of employees involved, beneficiaries reached, funds raised, metrics that explain improvements or results.)
  5. Quotes from PSBC representative or CEO on why these initiatives are making a difference and some key lessons on implementation.
  6. Add 4-5 action images that best capture your social impact initiatives.  Image formats are .jpg and .png. Recommended image dimensions: 1200 x 628 pixels.
  7. Awards you have received with regard to CSR or sustainability reporting (leave blank when not applicable)
  8. Link to ESG, SEE sustainability reports you have submitted (leave blank when not applicable)

Kindly email your entries to [email protected] with the subject line: [COMPANY NAME] for PSBC IMPACT STORIES.

We look forward to your participation.

Submit your entry

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