About 90% of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. workforce worldwide, or more than 9,700 employees, have either been partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 31, 2021
ICTSI recorded less than 2,000 cases, or 18% of its workforce, from July 2020 to October 2021
More than 9,700 employees of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) worldwide, or about 90% of its total workforce, have either been partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 31, 2021.
“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,” ICTSI executive vice president Christian Gonzalez said in a statement.
With stringent health and safety protocols in all its terminals, ICTSI said it recorded less than 2,000 cases, equivalent to 18% of its workforce, from July 2020 to October 2021. Of these cases, 98% have fully recovered.
With the 90% vaccination rate, the group only recorded 30 new cases and 25 active cases last October.
Gonzalez reminded 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,” he said.
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 noted it led the private sector effort to support the national government’s vaccine procurement and built a P250-million vaccination facility capable of inoculating 15,000 individuals every day.
To date, ICTSI and the Razon Group have spent a total of P1.5 billion in social investments to aid the Philippine government’s pandemic recovery efforts, including administering over 300,000 doses of vaccines at Philippine ICTSI-supported vaccination centers as of November 19.
ICTSI’s current portfolio features terminals and projects located in Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.