Photo taken in July of an ICTSI employee in Manila receiving his first dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) hit a milestone in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic after reaching the 90 percent vaccination rate for its employees.
More than 9,700 employees of the ICTSI Group have either been partially or fully vaccinated as of October 31, 2021, reflecting the company’s successful information campaign and the employees’ strong team spirit when fighting for a common cause and looking out for one another.
Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI executive vice president, says: “We are very grateful to and proud of the men and women of ICTSI who made the decision to protect themselves, their loved ones, officemates and communities. Getting vaccinated gives us the most effective protection against COVID-19 and the best chance to restore normalcy in our daily lives.”
With stringent health and safety protocols in all its terminals, ICTSI recorded less than 2,000 cases, equivalent to 18 percent of its workforce, from July 2020 to October 2021. Of these cases, 98 percent have fully recovered. With the 90 percent vaccination rate, the Group only recorded 30 new cases and 25 active cases last October.
Mr. Gonzalez reminds everyone to remain vigilant and continue to adhere to health protocols to prevent possible surges in infection: “The health and safety of employees have always been our priority, but we cannot do this alone. We must all continue to keep our guard up, to be disciplined and learn to carry on as we hopefully transition from pandemic to endemic.”
Since the start of the pandemic, ICTSI’s business units around the world have been supporting their host communities’ and partner governments’ pandemic efforts. In the Philippines, ICTSI led the private sector effort to support the national government’s vaccine procurement and built a PhP250-million mega vaccination facility capable of inoculating 15,000 individuals every day.
To date, ICTSI and the Razon Group have spent a total of PhP1.5 billion in social investments to aid the Philippine Government’s pandemic recovery efforts, including the administration of over 300,000 doses of vaccines at Philippine ICTSI-supported vaccination centers as of November 19.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL SERVICES, INC. (ICTSI)
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port development, management and operations. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects are located in developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Independent with no shipping or consignee-related interests, ICTSI works and transacts transparently with all stakeholders of the supply chain. ICTSI continues to receive global acclaim for its public-private partnerships, which are focused on sustainable development, and supported by corporate social responsibility initiatives. (www.ictsi.com)