SM Cares and SM Supermalls were honored by the Department of Health (DOH) at the concluded Healthy Pilipinas Awards for Partners. The ceremony was held last October 27, Friday, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
The Healthy Pilipinas Awards, together with its partner Galing Pook Foundation, recognizes citizen-led organizations who embody innovation, sustainability and citizen empowerment, and have made positive contributions to improving the quality of health, life and well-being of their communities.
Celebrating success in promoting a healthier Philippines, SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, earned Gold distinctions from the Department of Health (DOH) for its impactful initiatives. The Bike-Friendly projects across all SM malls nationwide is committed to sustainable and active living. This includes equipping SM malls with dedicated bike lanes, bike parking facilities and bike repair racks, and partnering with bike organizations for fun bike rides for various causes. Meanwhile, the SM Cares breastfeeding awareness campaign promotes safe and supportive spaces for breastfeeding mothers and normalizing breastfeeding in public. While it is free to feed anywhere at SM, the campaign goes a step further with the provision of breastfeeding stations, available in 80 SM malls nationwide for the comfort of mothers and their children.
SM supports the DOH in leading the way towards a safer, healthier, and happier well-being of all Filipinos. Through its numerous projects and initiatives, SM aims to encourage people’s participation and promote sustainable initiatives that improve access to basic needs.