Monday, July 11, 2022

#PrideAtHome: Home Credit celebrates Pride Month with a stronger commitment for DEI

Home Credit remains steadfast in its commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and beyond

Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the country’s leading consumer finance company, celebrated Pride Month this year with a series of activities aimed at strengthening its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

With DEI embedded in its culture and DNA, HCPH hosted #PrideAtHome: A Pride Month Forum and joined the Pride PH Festival last June 23 and 25 respectively.

“At Home Credit, we believe in DIVERSITY: different individuals valuing each other regardless of race, skills, intellect, talent, and years. There are no small roles at Home Credit, and everyone is important,” said Alpha Omega Aquino, HCPH’s Chief People Officer.

As a global company, DEI is an integral focus of Home Credit’s Environmental, Social, and Governance programs- a non-financial framework used to measure how a company is run and operated. HCPH’s ESG-linked loans are geared to promote financial inclusion to help all Filipinos, particularly women from underserved communities in the country.


Pride Starts at HOME

HCPH celebrated Pride Month this June with initiatives geared at mainstreaming DEI within the organization and beyond.

On June 23, HCPH partnered with the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce for #PrideAtHome: A hybrid Pride Month Forum aimed at becoming a platform for employees to learn more about SOGIE and Gender Allyship.

Atty. Quino Reyes, Director of PLCC talked about SOGIE 101 to HCPH employees, saying that all SOGIESC should be respected and treated equally, emphasizing how we are all equal and worthy of respect.

Meanwhile, PLCC Chairman, Ronn Astillas talked about Gender Allyship explaining that diversity and inclusion should be institutionalized as policies and that the key is to work together with partners.

HCPH also sent a 100+ strong contingent to march for the Alab for Love: Pride PH Festival 2022 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle last June 25, 2022, alongside NGOs, LGBT organizations, and companies.

HCPH’s Pride contingent featured a marching band and included employees from its Ore, Spark, and Vertis sites.

HCPH Public Relations Head, Ken Lerona, also gave a solidarity speech at the event, emphasizing Home Credit’s commitment to promote diversity, foster equity, and advocate for inclusion not only in the company but society at large.

A Strong Commitment to DEI

In April 2011, HCPH joined the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment and the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce to further cement its commitment to achieving gender equality and inclusion in the workplace.

In partnership with PBCWE, the company is currently undergoing a Gender Equality Assessment, Results, and Strategies (GEARS), an assessment tool that will analyze and understand the current state of Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) within the company. This will provide Philippine-specific data to form a baseline of information used to create policies, guidelines, and projects to help improve Home Credit’s DEI programs. 

While DEI has always been a part of our practice, we acknowledge that these are just the necessary first steps we must take to live up to our commitment to be a diverse and inclusive company. We believe that Pride starts at Home and so we promise to ensure that Home Credit Philippines continues to be a safe home for our employees and the Filipinos we serve,” said Ken Lerona, HCPH’s Head of Public Relations.

About Home Credit

Home Credit Philippines (“HCPH”) is a consumer finance provider that promotes the principles of financial inclusion and safe lending, providing world-class financing services to qualified customers, often first-time borrowers. Home Credit arrived in the Philippines back in 2013 and within 8 years, has helped more than 8 million customers buy the things they need through fast, convenient and affordable financing in thousands of stores around the country. In 2018, HCPH was also granted the license to operate as a credit card issuer by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), making it the first and only non-bank financial institution in the country to issue credit cards. HCPH continues to expand its digital and online presence, and now has over 8 million users of its My Home Credit App. HCPH is part of the Home Credit Group, an international consumer finance provider. More information on HCPH is available at  

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