Wherever SM operates, it works with the communities to identify their needs. After years of consultation and engagement, the group has identified key areas that are common to its host communities. These pertain to basic needs such as access to inclusive and equitable education, quality health care and well-being, adequate food suuply through farmers' training, shelter and assistance during calamities. Committed to create inclusive growth, SM developed a community impact template to illustrate the various areas in which it provides direct social support to its host communities.
It works in collaboration with SM Foundation, SM Care, BDO Foundation and its employees. It also empowers its human capital by providing avenues for professional growth and promoting work-life balance for over-all well-being.
SM places high regard on the value generated by its employees. It promotes equal opportunities and strives to be an employer of choice that gives importance to the overall development and well-being of its people.
SM Foundation is the social development arm of the SM group which focuses on providing access to quality education, health and well-being, food sufficiency through farmers’ training and disaster relief. Its programs are aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals.
BDO Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, Inc., which serves marginalized members of society through its disaster response advocacy implemented through relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction interventions in areas affected by natural and man-made disasters.
SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation, focuses on making the SM malls a “mall for all” by promoting social inclusion and reducing inequalities for persons with disabilities and social groups with special needs.
The SM group launched a holistic disaster rehabilitation effort in response to the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) which left millions of Filipinos devastated – losing homes, livelihood and family.