Teleperformance Philippines, a recipient of the Philippines Best Workplaces™ award, recently held a learning exchange with Papua New Guinea’s Key Population Advocacy Consortium (KPAC) to share its HIV prevention best practices.
The company shared its organizational-wide effort to establish a program that destigmatizes safe sex and promotes HIV screening and awareness among employees.
Teleperformance Philippines is a recipient of the Gold Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines for its advocacy program entitled “HIV Awareness Program: Building a Circle of Advocates” in 2020.
“Proudly, we are the first organization in the Philippines to have the most comprehensive HIV program in the workplace; and this was made possible through a very important partnership with Project Red Ribbon that taught us everything we know now, and we had embedded in our system,” said Organizational Development Manager and TP Pride PH Board Member Hector Miranda.
Teleperformance reinforced an HIV policy within the workplace in 2015. This was succeeded by a readily available HIV testing in different TP sites across the country in the following year. The comprehensive program also brought in HIV advocates by 2018.
Currently, at least a thousand TP employees have already availed the free and confidential testing in their respective sites. Condoms and lubricants are also made available on the 23 sites of Teleperformance.
In the discussion, KPAC and its affiliated organizations also revealed the scope of their HIV awareness initiatives, which encompassed marginalized sectors, such as sex workers. The consortium commended Teleperformance for negotiating the health and wellness topic to the stakeholders of the company. They also challenged TP to further their connection with different sectors in need of HIV awareness and screening.