Forbes cites SM among 2019 World’s Best Employers for a third straight year

[October 28, 2019, Pasay City, Philippines] SM Investments Corporation (SM) placed on Forbes’ Global 2000 list of World’s Best Employers for the third year in a row, based on an independent survey.  The holding company emerged as the highest-ranked Philippine company on the list, earning Top 183 among the Top 500-ranked companies.  

This year’s top spots were dominated by tech companies while the best-represented companies are from the finance and banking industries.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Forbes’ Global 2000-World’s Best Employers. We share this recognition with and give gratitude to all our employees across the organization.  Together, we will continue to build on this reputation,” says SM President and CEO Frederic DyBuncio.

The top 500-company ranking was created by Statista which analyzed 1.4 million employment recommendations sourced from a global poll and several regional surveys.  Respondents were asked to rate their own employer and the likelihood that they would recommend their employer to a friend or family member.  The respondents also rated other employers they admired.

Earlier, SM earned the top spot in the Forbes Global 2000-World’s Best Regarded Companies which cited companies based on trustworthiness, social conduct, the strength of products and services, and how they fare as employers.

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About SM Investments Corporation

SM Investments Corporation is a leading Philippine company that is invested in market-leading businesses in retail, banking and property. It also invests in ventures that capture high growth opportunities in the emerging Philippine economy.

SM’s retail operations are the country’s largest and most diversified with its food, non-food, and specialty retail stores. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is the largest integrated property developer in the Philippines with interests in malls, residences, offices, hotels, and convention centers as well as tourism-related property developments. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc., the country’s largest bank, and China Banking Corporation, the 6th largest bank.

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For further inquiries, please contact:

Paul Arcenas
VP, Planning and Corporate Communications
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 8857-0100 local 1039