J&T Express Philippines opened the year on a high note with its successful outreach program in Naga City, which was battered by Typhoon Ulysses in the last quarter of 2020.
The J&T team delivered essential goods such as bottles of mineral water, bread, canned goods, diapers, blankets, and sleeping mats.
The logistics company’s program was conducted in partnership with the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation.
“The LGUs and the NGOs have been very supportive in helping us make the services and products of our members, especially the local entrepreneurs, more accessible to their target markets within and outside their towns and cities. That same strong connectivity now enables us to efficiently and deliver relief goods and other needed items to the communities that need them the most, especially during calamities that often bring unique challenges to transport and mobility," said J&T Express Philippines Vice-President Zoe Chi.
Apart from its Naga outreach program, J&T Express Philippines has already spent over P10 million for CSR efforts since it started operating in the Philippines in 2018, providing relief goods to provinces such as Catanduanes, Isabela, and Cagayan Valley among others.
Chi said strengthening regional partners is a big part of J&T Express Philippines’ mission, which translates to supporting the growth of vendors located in the farthest areas of the Philippines through its logistics network.
“However, in times of crisis, it also means using what we have to extend help as far as possible. We believe in the spirit of bayanihan, and that means everyone has a role to play,” she added.