THE Lopez Achievement Awards (LAA), an internal recognition program granted by the Lopez family since 2002, is on its 18th year. It is now open for nominations of outstanding achievements of individuals and teams across the Lopez Group of companies.
Three main awards
The LAA has three main awards: the Excellence Awards, the Unsung Hero Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Each one is anchored on the four main/key objectives: to recognize and reward outstanding individual and team achievements, to provide an avenue for sharing of best practices and models for replication, to strengthen the Lopez Values and the Lopez Group culture, and to reinforce the sense of pride of belonging to the Lopez Group.
The Excellence Awards recognizes achievements of individuals and teams in the following categories: Customer Focus, Business Management, Operations Management, Human Resource Focus, Corporate Image-Building, and Public Responsibility.
Nominations for the Excellence Awards are screened and judged according to these criteria: exceptionality, 30%; contribution to business objectives as evidenced by results, 30%; and demonstration of the Lopez Values, 40%.
Not a ‘knockout game’
The determination of winners is not a “knockout game.” Based on the criteria, there can be as many winners as there are achievements by individuals and teams that are deemed worthy to be recognized and granted the awards by the screening committees, the panel of judges and the Lopez Group executive committee.
The Unsung Hero Awards recognizes an employee who has made extraordinary or substantive contributions “behind the scenes” that produce immeasurable results and have significant impact on the team, other stakeholders and the organization (provided that he or she had remained unrecognized).
The Unsung Hero Awards is open to all employees within the Lopez Group with a rank of manager and below, and with at least 10 years of service.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards recognizes an employee who has spent a lifetime of service and made extraordinary contributions to his/her company, the Lopez conglomerate, his/her professional organization and/or community as well as the country.
‘Best of the best’
To date, there have been 135 LAA Excellence Awards winners, 13 Unsung Heroes and six Lifetime Achievement awardees.
The LAA program management team hopes all the exceptional achievements of individuals and teams will be recognized and counted among the “best of the best” of the Lopez Group of companies!
Anyone can nominate, following the nomination guidelines.
Deadline for submission of entries for the LAA Excellence Awards is on May 29, 2020, and June 5 for the Unsung Hero Awards.
(Story/Photos by: Ayie Volpane and Ross Hamo Jr.)