Concentrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CNXC), a global leader in customer experience (CX) solutions and technology and the largest private employer in the Philippines, launched today its Adopt-A-Community Global Citizenship program in Sunnyville, a 2,000 sq.meter “model community urban farm” showcasing modern urban agriculture technologies and methods. It is located between Barangay Pasong Tamo and Tandang Sora in Quezon City.
Concentrix’s adoption of Sunnyville is a partnership with the Quezon City local government unit’s (QC LGU) GrowQC Food Security Program that facilitates the promotion of sustainable food systems and collaboration of relevant stakeholders towards nutritious, accessible, and available food for all. Urban agriculture is just one of the key projects which affirms Concentrix’s and QC LGU’s commitment to support various United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: eliminating hunger, cultivating partnerships for food security and nutrition sustainability, decent work and economic growth, and creating inroads for climate adaptation and resilience through new ways of food production which reduce carbon footprint, advance green development and provide a livable and healthy community.
Forty (40) families who were previously displaced, unemployed or underemployed were relocated by QC LGU to Sunnyville for urban farming, and received from Concentrix 430 assorted farming equipment and 110 sacks of fruit and vegetable seeds as part of the Adopt-A-Community launch. Concentrix leaders and staff, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, QC Food Security Task Force Co-Chairperson Nonong Velasco, representatives from the Department of Agriculture, barangay leaders, as well as Sunnyville urban farmers were present for the partnership MOA signing, opening of the farm’s greenhouse, and joint tree planting activity.
Concentrix’s long-term support to Sunnyville Farm will not just be through livelihood. Its significant presence of 12 sites in Quezon City generated hundreds of volunteers, such as staff in UP Ayala area, who will conduct learning and skills programs, energy and environmental conservation initiatives, and other engagements that will build self-sufficiency among the farmers, their children, and families. This component of adopting a community is aligned with Concentrix Cares staff volunteerism, and One Earth, One Concentrix global citizenship.
According to Concentrix SVP and PH Country Leader Amit Jagga, “Championing corporate social responsibility and global citizenship is important not just due to our size, but because it’s necessary for the future of the places where our people live and work. We are pleased that Concentrix’s Adopt-A-Community program started with no less than Sunnyville urban farm in Quezon City, where strong partnership with LGU enables us to work together not just to provide employment but also sustainable livelihood, food security, and environmental conservation. This is just the start of a long-term commitment—our staff are excited to contribute and help the community grow as our Concentrix Quezon City extended family. We are grateful to be in this journey together, and hope to replicate it across the nation where we operate.”
Concentrix is the unprecedented Grand Slam winner of ICT Awards for 2 consecutive years, as the only company to achieve Best Company, Best Employer, Best BPO Contact Center, and Best Foreign-owned Company altogether. Concentrix was also the first to win Outstanding Use of ICT Services to Fight COVID-19 for its investments on workforce health and safety, and its support of pandemic-displaced sectors.