Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) subsidiary in Thailand has been named as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” by HR Asia, regarded as an authoritative regional publisher on human resources.

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Matthew Dy, HR Director of URC (Thailand) Co., Ltd. receives the award from ViroteSirichanthanont, VP of Government and International Relations of the Personnel Management Association of Thailand (PMAT).

In a statement, URC said “The award was given URC (Thailand) Co. Ltd. was among 38 companies to be recognized out of a field of 138 firms.”

The companies were selected through a survey that measured different aspects of employee engagement.  These covered culture and ethics, leadership and organization, active initiatives, emotional engagement, employee intention and motivation, behavior and advocacy, collective consciousness, workplace sentiment and team dynamics.

“One of the reasons for our company’s sustainable momentum is the high priority we place on all our employees as key resources,” said URC-Thailand’s HR director Matthew Dy.

He added that, “We promote a culture of openness and collaboration where all employees are always given the opportunity to develop their individual performance and contribute to the business objectives.”

Dy said this is done via a “robust performance management system, career planning and individual development plans” aimed at creating a “future-ready organization.”

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The URC Thailand team. In photo (from left): URC Talent Management & Organization Development Manager ThinathipSukpluem; Marketing Director Jane Bernardo; General Manager Tanant Suwanraks; HR Director Matthew Dy; Senior Advisor PremchaiNavarasuchitr; QA and QMS Manager BoonyaratChunet; and Media and PR Marketing Manager PornsuleePiboonsatsanasakul.

“We cultivate a sense of belongingness through relevant workplace initiatives, advocating social responsibility and consistently instilling our core values. This ensures that our employees continue to deliver high-quality products and services that genuinely bring delight and joy for our consumers,” he said.

Established over 20 years ago, URC Thailand manufactures and exports brands such as Jack ‘n Jill Fun-O, Tivoli, Roller Coaster, Lausanne, Dewberry, Dynamite and Lush.

It has a factory, research and development center and warehouses at the Samutsakorn Industrial Estate, and a head office in Bangkok. URC is one of the Philippines’ largest food and beverage companies, producing popular brands such as C2, Great Taste, Piattos, Cream-O, Maxx, Nova and Nissin. URC is also a major player in agro-industrial and commodities.

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