SNAP empowers women through sustainable growth



The Manila Times

Public Square

COLLABORATION is a vital component of sustainability. Companies can only achieve sustainable growth if there is a balance between the three factors in the sustainability equation: people, planet and profit. And for renewable energy company, SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP), the importance of including its stakeholders has been clear from the beginning of its sustainability journey. Proof of this meaningful collaboration is an initiative between SNAP and Connected Women through its program, Elevate AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Annotation). Under this partnership, SNAP and Connected Women will train unemployed, home-based women in artificial intelligence (AI) and data annotation. “Sustainable development entails uplifting communities. One great way to do it is by reducing poverty in the community, and providing decent work and economic growth; and education is a key part of that. Women will get training, education and job opportunities through Elevate AIDA,” says Joseph Yu, SNAP president and chief executive officer, in his statement during the memorandum of agreement signing. Over the years, SNAP has established and nurtured partnerships with its various stakeholders and has encouraged them to play an active role in sustainable development. In this program, women from Namilangan, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao; General Aguinaldo, Ramon Isabela; and Marian, Tinongdan, of Itogon, and Sombrero, Ambuklao of Bokod, Benguet, will have the opportunity to develop online skills and be provided with remote work opportunities. This kind of partnership is important in achieving the scale and sustained impact needed to generate shared value among SNAP’s stakeholders. Programs such as this foster mutual understanding, trust and support that the renewable energy company has committed to building.