The Lopez Group Foundation
The Lopez Group CSR Magna Carta
We the CEO’s, Heads of Foundations and Managers of the Lopez CSR Family, gather in common purpose and express our alignment with universal principles and implore the aid of Almighty God to help us build a vibrant CSR community.
We shall conduct business and, in all ways, act in a manner that will result in mutual long-term social environment and economic benefits to the Lopez-Group and the various publics we serve. As responsible stewards of all of the resources entrusted to us, we will enhance their value, ever mindful of our obligations to present and future generations.
In the journey with our stakeholders toward a sustainable future, we will adhere to Lopez values of a pioneering entrepreneurial spirit, business excellence, nationalism, team work. strong work ethic, integrity, social justice, and concern for employee welfare and wellness.
We believe that for maximum and sustained impact, CSR must be an integral part of the business models of our respective companies. We must continually explore innovative ways to integrate and deliver CSR Programs that are aligned to the strategic objectives of our various businesses. As Lopez citizens we will be open to change, but our commitment to Lopez values will not. We know from experience that it is by living according to these values that our companies can be built to last and continually benefit the societies they serve.
So help us God.
We commit to the following principles that on the whole, constitute the totality of Corporate Social Responsibility:
Human and Ecological Security
CSR is Human & Ecological Security integrated with Business Excellence. It is caring for people and the planet as much as the business to ensure a sustainable future. In this regard, we rededicate ourselves to national development exemplified by our continued investments in education, responsible media, clean energy, poverty reduction, environmental protection, health and wellness, population management, and humanitarian assistance.
Business Excellence goes hand in hand with social responsibility and requires a good balance. It is about quality assurance, integrity of the supply chain, employee wellness and safety, proper execution of plans and programs, good governance, leadership, profit with honor and all other measures of economic competitiveness.
CSR requires open and transparent stakeholder engagement. A stakeholder is a person, group, organization, or system that directly or indirectly affects the company’s actions. These are among others, the company’s shareholders employees and their families, contractual workers, customers, suppliers, contractors, project partners and beneficiaries; lenders, host communities, national agencies and local government units; academe and media.
Employee Empowerment is about building capacities, fair labor practices, total wellness, family planning in the workplace. occupational safety, volunteerism, and other distinctive lopez practices that demonstrate care for people.
Leadership calls for continued application of Lopez values inside of everything our companies do, from the way we deal with people and treat the environment. Values are cornerstones of an organization’s identity. These empower individuals and unleash their creative energies . Leadership is about driving the process from all levels of the business and finding internal and external allies. Good leaders motivate, create, innovate, and transform a company’s culture to align its interests with social responsibility.
Unity of purpose begins at the level of the board and CEO supported by an empowered CSR committee and cross-functional teams; a powerful vision and strategy; appropriate structure and process to ensure consistent measurement of performance indicators; and incentive and rewards system aligned with these indicators.
Internal and External Collaboration
Collaborations overcome organizational constraints. Combining complementary core competencies creates new resource pools that generate social and economic value, and multiply the impact of their efforts.
Report Outcomes and Measure Impacts
Communicating CSR requires periodic monitoring and evaluation of CSR strategies, activities and programs; reporting outputs and impacts and benchmarking with best practice. This is the global standard. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provides an excellent guide and flexibility that allows the self-reporting and third party validation.
Instilling and Sustaining the Lopez Culture
Everything that we do as Lopez citizens is based on a shining legacy of a service culture and profit with honor inherited from our forefathers that we commit to perpetuate through the ages.