SM in Forbes’ global ranking of World’s Best Employers

(November 13, 2018 – Pasay City)  Global media firm Forbes cited SM Investments Corporation (SM) on its Global 2000 list of World’s Best Employers for 2018.  The companies on the Best Employers list have high approval in areas such as image, governance, working conditions and diversity.

According to Forbes, the list of the Top 500 Employers was created with the analysis of around 430,000 global recommendations collected via global polling and different regional surveys by Statista.  To evaluate the companies as a top employer, employees ranked their own employer (internal perception) and the likelihood they would recommended other employers (public perception). Respondents were also asked to recommend other employers they admired. 

“We are truly grateful and proud of the hard work and dedication of our entire team. This recognition fortifies our commitment as a trustworthy and an attractive employer, good corporate citizen and a reliable partner for growth. Thank you for making this happen,” said SM President and Chief Executive Officer Frederic DyBuncio.

The Top 500 companies receiving the highest total scores were awarded as the World’s Best Employers within the Forbes 2018 Global 2000 companies, a list of publicly traded companies from 60 countries.

The World’s Best Employers list was dominated by US companies. SM and BDO ranked among the top 500 companies in the Forbes 2018 Global 2000-World’s Best Employers for two consecutive years.  

In September 2018, SM and BDO were also top ranked on Forbes’ list of Best Regarded Companies, joining the roster of well-known global brands.


About SM Investments Corporation

SM Investments Corporation is a leading Philippine company that is invested in market leading businesses in retail, banking and property. It also invests in ventures that capture high growth opportunities in the emerging Philippine economy.

SM’s retail operations are the country’s largest and most diversified with its food, non-food and specialty retail stores. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is the largest integrated property developer in the Philippines with interests in malls, residences, offices, hotels and convention centers as well as tourism-related property developments. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc., the country’s largest bank and China Banking Corporation, the 7th largest bank.

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For further inquiries, please contact:

Paul Arcenas
VP, Planning and Corporate Communications
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 857-0100 local 1039