Global life insurer Manulife disclosed its plan to roll out a COVID-19 vaccination program for employees and agents in the Philippines.
These include over 8,500 employees of Manulife Philippines, Manulife China Bank Life, Manulife Investment Management Trust Corp., Manulife Business Processing Services and Manulife IT Delivery Center Asia as well as Manulife Philippines’ active insurance advisors and agency leaders.
"As the COVID-19 situation in the country evolves, the safety and well-being of our team members remain our top priority. Through our vaccination program, we want all of them to know that we are here for them, and we are strongly united in the fight against COVID-19. We want to give them the protection and peace of mind they need, as they continue to serve our customers and our communities,” said Richard Bates, president and chief executive of Manulife Philippines.
Manulife’s vaccination program amplifies the company’s thrust to cultivate a safe and supportive work environment for all its team members.
“The health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance, and we want to help reduce risks as our teams take on their important day-to-day tasks. Through the COVID-19 vaccination efforts, we can also better prepare our teams for a safer return-to-work environment,” said Mark Woolfrey, head of global business services of Manulife.
Jason Little, chief information officer at technology delivery center of Manulife Asia, said, “the pandemic has accelerated digital adoption globally. For our part at Manulife, we continue our efforts to ensure that our technologies and digital tools serve the needs of both our customers and distributors, so they can easily navigate the new realities brought about by the pandemic. Boosting our employees’ immunity against the virus through proper vaccination affirms Manulife’s commitment to the welfare of our team members—the main drivers of our success."
Manulife Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccination support program is voluntary for employees and agents, and comes on the heels of the Canada-based company’s donation of C$250,000 to COVID-19 efforts in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines through Project HOPE, an international nonprofit organization whose work supports efforts around pandemic relief by providing life-saving supplies for healthcare providers to help people who need it the most.