Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) form the lifeblood of the Philippine economy through the stimulation of economic activity. SM, as a staunch supporter of SME growth, recognizes that disaster-resilient SMEs are the key to a sustainable value chain and in attaining business continuity.

“Empowering supply chains is particularly close to our hearts because SM’s roots were borne from our father’s entrepreneurial spirit,” Hans Sy said.

Hans Sy, SM Prime Holdings chairman of the Executive Committee and the only Filipino global board member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, cites the importance of disaster resilience especially for SMEs on Tuesday during a regional sustainability summit in Manila. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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