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HappeningPH Proud Pinoy Moment! Jollibee Group Recognized with Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award for Third Time—Still the First and Only PH-Based Restaurant to Achieve the Feat!

HappeningPH Proud Pinoy Moment! Jollibee Group Recognized with Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award for Third Time—Still the First and Only PH-Based Restaurant to Achieve the Feat!

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Continues to be the first and only Philippine-based company to have received the global award

Global workplace consulting and research firm Gallup has once again recognized the Jollibee Group with the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award. This marks the third time the homegrown restaurant company has received the accolade.

MANILA, Philippines. – Homegrown restaurant company Jollibee Group has been recognized with the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA) for the third time this 2024. This award affirms the company’s commitment to people engagement as an integral part of its business strategy. The Jollibee Group remains the first and only Philippine-based company to have received the award.

The GEWA covers 2.7 million workers across 100,000 teams around the world. It is based on Gallup’s comprehensive and rigorous workplace study and recognizes world-class organizations that integrate engagement into their workplace culture. 

“This recognition was made possible by the countless men and women of the Jollibee Group around the world who contribute and shape our uniquely joyful work culture,” said Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our three-time recognition is timely as it comes at the heels of our best year yet in 2023: a clear manifestation that our business success is deeply interconnected with our people’s success.” 

“We remain committed to helping our talents build a career where they can live out their purpose, build meaningful relationships at work, and contribute with their unique talents to our mission of bringing the joy of eating to everyone. We strive hard to make our people not only successful but also happy,” Tanmantiong added.

Gallup Chief Executive Officer Jon Clifton congratulated winning organizations for redefining what it means to be a great place to work amid continuing workplace challenges. “Your commitment to creating environments where employees are listened to, valued, and positioned to use their strengths every day is what sets you apart. Thank you for setting a new global standard in what it means to be a thriving workplace,” Clifton said. 

A Joyful Work Environment

Jollibee Group’s strengthened People Agenda was key to its record business performance, which was characterized by back-to-back best-ever years in 2022 and 2023. 

Earlier this year, the company defined its Employer Value Proposition “Choose Joy,” which articulates the unique experience of being a Jollibee Group employee and the company’s culture of joy built over the past 46 years.

The Jollibee Group has also continued to elevate the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in its workplace through its D&I vision and commitment to “Joy for All.” The D&I vision aims to cultivate a more joyful and inclusive environment for the team members that power its organization and the consumers and stakeholders that are part of the organization’s ecosystem.

The Jollibee Group first received the GEWA in 2020 amid the pandemic. It was the first time a Philippine-based company had been given such distinction. The company received its second GEWA accolade in 2023, the same year it was included in TIME Magazine’s World’s Best Companies.

Forbes Magazine has also listed the Jollibee Group among the World’s Best Employers for three straight years, from 2020 to 2022. In 2021, Forbes also cited the company in the inaugural listing of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies.  

About Jollibee Group 

Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. Its mission is to serve great-tasting food and bring the joy of eating to everyone through its 18 brands with over 6,900 stores across 33 countries.

The Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); four franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines, and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. JFC also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

The Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 92% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. The Jollibee Group has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. The Company also established a joint venture company that will own and operate Tiong Bahru Bakery and Common Man Coffee Roasters in the Philippines. Recently, the Jollibee Group signed agreements to own 10% ownership in Botrista, a leader in the beverage technology space. The Company also owns a 90% participating interest in Titan Dining Partners II Ltd to further grow Asia Pacific food service brands and/or bring strong global food service brands to Asia Pacific.

The Jollibee Group has launched its global sustainability agenda dubbed Joy for Tomorrow, which aims to strengthen the Company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The agenda centers on the key pillars of Food, People, and Planet, and consists of 10 focus areas namely: food safety, food quality, nutrition & transparency, employee welfare, farmers livelihood, community support, good governance, packaging & recycling, waste reduction, and energy & water efficiency. Each focus area sets goals and initiatives that contribute and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The Jollibee Group was named the Philippines’ Most Admired Company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia’s Fab 50 Companies and among the World’s Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. The Company is also a three-time recipient of Gallup’s Exceptional Workplace Award and was recently cited in TIME’s List of the World’s Best Companies.

To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com