BPI supports the Earth Hour movement as part of our environmental sustainability advocacy and love of Mother Earth. Last March 24, 2017, BPI led the light switch off in all head offices from 6-7PM. We joined the rest of the world on March 25, 2017 in the symbolic Earth Hour switch off of lights from 8:30PM-9:30PM.
BPI also encourages employees to pursue their environmental advocacies beyond the 60-minute switch off of lights. An Urban Container Gardening seminar was conducted last March 27, 2017, with agriculture expert and urban gardener Jojo Rom, to encourage employees to participate in mitigating climate change and creating a greener environment.
Inspired by the Humans of New York, a “Humans of BPI” photo story contest was also opened to all BPI employees. Eighty-three (83) entries, which demonstrated the employees’ simple and yet meaningful acts of love for the environment, were exhibited at the BPI Head Office Main Lobby from March 27 to April 3, 2017. Ten winners were chosen by the distinguished judges: Jaime Zobel de Ayala (Chairman Emeritus of Ayala Corporation), Gigie Cruz (ABS-CBN News), and Janine Teng (WWF Philippines).
"Humans of BPI Photo Story Contest" Winners
Ana Felicia Singson (Housing Loans Credit Evaluation); Photo by Tovi Gumiran
1st Runner Up
Gaea Lei Osilao (Loans Review); Photo by Bernard Recirdo II
2nd Runner Up
Maria Casandra Ay-yopan (Unibank Branches Support); Photo by Hannah Cepe
People' Choince Award
Maria Ysabel Urbano (ISG - Financial Services); Photo by Raymond Fegason
> Janine Aliswag (AMTC - Custody Operations); Photo by Jhun Jhun Aliswag
> Jaynelene Dolorito (Loans Review); Photo by Bernard Recirdo II
> Richard Collim Kerr Lineses (BPI Calapan Branch); Photo by Yna Graciela Barcelona
> Maria Casandra Ay-yopan (Unibank Branches Support); Photo by Angelo Mendoza
> Eufemia Eugenio (RBG MIS - Financial Control Unit); Photo by John Paul Mia
> Maria Ysabel Urbano (ISG - Financial Services); Photo by Raymond Fegason