Asiapro Multi-purpose Cooperative ranks among the country’s largest and excellently managed social enterprises. From a pioneer workers cooperative established in 1999 by 60 members who envisioned marginalized, low-income workers enjoying the full benefits of regular employment, Asiapro exponentially grew and became a strong collective force of 50,000 workers. They serve up to 300 multinational and local client-companies through work engagements in the agribusiness, construction, manufacturing, hotel and restaurant, engineering, education and training, sales and marketing, IT/technical, and services sectors in 9 regions across the Philippines.
Every worker of Asiapro is a member-owner who enjoys security of tenure – the most cherished of all labor rights – along with all the benefits of full-time employment and other entitlements beyond the requirements of the Labor Code. These include additional streams of income generated by Asiapro’s diversification from mainstream labor services into business ventures such as savings and credit services, contract growing, and transport services.
Seasoned professionals who are dedicated to Asiapro’s purpose of inspiring meaningful and fulfilled lives with members comprise the leadership team. Their wealth of experience and expertise in diverse disciplines and industries has been instrumental to the cooperative’s phenomenal size, growth, and reach. Setting global standards in worker management, Asiapro remains as the only cooperative in the country to be awarded the Investors in People (IiP) certificate (2011) and bronze accreditation (2015).
The synergy of managerial and financial resources that is backed up by a nationwide network of 18 satellite offices has always ensured timely, efficient, and sustainable solutions to both member-owners and clients’ needs, regardless of size, location, and complexity.
While almost 35 million contractual workers in the country struggle daily with the uncertainties of contractual work, Asiapro has inspired meaningful and fulfilled lives with marginalized workers by providing exponential numbers of secure and sustainable jobs over a span of sixteen years. And no matter how big it has grown, the welfare of every member remains first and foremost. At Asiapro, ‘bawat isa, mahalaga’.