EVERY FILIPINO FAMILY COMES FIRST
As the COVID-19 situation unfolded, we were reminded that Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) is much more than a chain of stores.
Each item we stocked was a tangible symbol of hope that was passed from a Metro Retail Stores frontliner to a family sheltering at home or to our immediate communities in need. Rooted in MRSGI’s value of malasakit, we were able to meet the challenges as one family.
In the days ahead, we move forward confident that family is at the heart of the company, guiding all our intentions and actions.
From our employees, leaders, shareholders, customers to communities:
We Are One Metro Family
Kami usa kapamilya sa Metro
CSR PILLAR: EDUCATION
METRO WORLD VISION SPONSOR-A-CHILD PROGRAM
Instilling hope and promise for the future
The METRO World Vision Sponsor-a-Child program is a fundraising program that aims to support the educational needs of children in World Vision communities. The long-term goal is to enable the child and his family to break free from poverty and build a sustainable community.
METRO SEGUNDA MANA
YSLEP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Buying is the new way of giving
MRSGI partners with Caritas Manila through the METRO Segunda Mana Donations-in-Kind and Clean Your Closet For A Cause programs wherein pre-loved items collected from SEGI boxes located at Metro stores are sold at Segunda Mana Charity Outlets and at the Buy & Give Expo.
Proceeds of Segunda Mana help sustain the Caritas Manila flagship Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP), which focuses on education for the underprivileged youth nationwide.
CSR PILLAR: LIVELIHOOD (IN-STORE RETAIL)
METRO GO LOKAL!
Inspiring emerging entrepreneurs
The METRO Go Lokal! Program is a collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry to help and support the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by providing store spaces for the display and selling of their products within Metro Supermarkets.
METRO KIBOA RIDGE FARMS
The METRO Kiboa Ridge Farms partnership aims to help the Philippines achieve food security and resilience through its commitment to provide quality end-to-end food production, and develop safe and nutritious food and meal solutions to consumers. It also supports the livelihood of small-scale farmers in Bukidnon by providing them high-quality seeds and access to a wider market.
METRO GREENEARTH MORINGA
Be a school child’s hero
Metro Retail Stores continues its partnership with GreenEarth Heritage Foundation with the distribution of Moringa Tea and Powder products in Metro supermarkets across the country.
The METRO GreenEarth program is a sustainable agricultural development project that aims to provide income to indigent farmers through livelihood centers in organic agriculture. Proceeds of Metro GreenEarth products help sustain the educational scholarships of the farmers’ children.
METRO CARITAS MARGINS
Providing hope through social enterprise
The METRO Margins project with Caritas Manila provides skills and training to urban poor communities and marginalized sectors, as well as honing them to become social entrepreneurs. Margins products from different marginalized community partners include food, home and ladies accessories, personal care products, gift items, and décor.
These products are available online via the Caritas Margins online selling platforms and in supermarket kiosks in Metro Market Market and Metro Alabang. Proceeds help fund the YSLEP Scholarship Program of Metro Retail Stores and Caritas Manila.
CSR PILLAR: COMMUNITY SERVICE
DAGHANG SALAMAT STORIES
The Daghang Salamat Stories is a people-focused and localized communications effort that honors Metro frontliners across the Philippines.
METRO COMMUNITY TALKS
Learn for a cause
Learning sessions hosted on MRSGI’s corporate website and linked to The Metro Stores Facebook page. Topics are in cognizant of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) that Metro Retail Stores is pursuing.
- Senior Moments | Dancercise A fun workout session for the elderly. Developed in partnership with the country’s top-ranked dancesport athletes, Gerald and Cherry Jamili of 8 Movements Dance Company
- Keeping Your Home and Environment Safe and Clean Keeping the home and environment safe, clean and healthy by following health practices endorsed by the Department of Health
METRO COMMUNITY BAZAAR
Empowering through micro-entrepreneurship
Virtual shopping event hosted on MRSGI’s corporate website and linked to the One Metro Community Facebook page.
The Virtual Metro Community Bazaar provides a virtual venue for shoppers to shop for food selections and lifestyle merchandise from partner social enterprise brands and to donate to our CSR partner organizations.
The first Virtual Metro Community Bazaar received the Merit Award for Corporate Social Responsibility conferred by the Philippine Quill Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards program for business communication.
MRSGI-DOH PARTNERSHIP: BIDA SOLUSYON CAMPAIGN
Putting people, health and safety first
Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) is proud to partner with the Department of Health in the campaign to fight the spread of COVID-19.
MRSGI is one with the DOH in the call to support a positive and sustainable change in Filipino behavior by encouraging shoppers and employees to always be vigilant and well-informed.
MRSGI-DTI PARTNERSHIP: BUY LOCAL, GO LOKAL CAMPAIGN
Supporting Philippine-made products
Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. is a proud partner of the Department of Trade and Industry in the Buy Local, Go Lokal campaign - a national media campaign to support Philippine MSMEs by promoting the consumption and purchase of Philippine fresh produce and manufactured goods.
CSR PILLAR: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
TIMELY AND PEOPLE-FOCUSED CARE
Beyond operating just a chain of stores, Metro Retail Stores demonstrates through its COVID-19 response that it puts people, safety and health first. These underscore its view that the company leaders, employees, business partners, and communities are all part of One Metro Family. Throughout many challenges, this familial spirit has always been the company’s source of strength and inspiration to continue serving and caring.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Every Metro Store is a haven of safety
Ensuring the safety and well-being of Filipinos is top priority. This is the motivation for Metro Retail Stores to intensify its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs focused on caring for the most vulnerable communities where it operates, alongside its steadfast commitment to continuously serve the needs of customers and employees.
Health-related CSR programs also aim to Build Food Resilient Communities with NGOs, corporate partners, and local government units.
As we forge ahead into the next normal, we remain committed to our long-term CSR programs.
Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. continues to work towards uplifting lives through increased opportunities in education, livelihood and community service.
These Corporate Social Responsibility programs were designed to enhance the company’s long-term social value for its stakeholders, from the management and employees to its customers and host communities.