The sales force of Nestlé Philippines, Inc. set a new Guinness World
Record by conducting the largest carpentry lesson, and in the process
building 100 tables and 200 benches within 100 minutes for the benefit
of Gawad Kalinga (GK) families. Guinness World Records Ltd. made it
official by sending Nestlé Philippines the new world record certificate.
Composed of approximately 525, the Nestlé sales force was mobilized
into teams of four to five, with each tasked to build a table and two
benches, breaking the current Guinness World Record of 250 people in the
world’s largest carpentry lesson category. The exercise was monitored
by independent observers and safety personnel. The 100th table was
completed with 18 minutes to spare.
The carpentry lesson and the building of tables and chairs officially
kicked off the Company’s celebration of its 100th year in the country
and were part of the team building program of the Sales Kick-Off event
last January, organized by the Centennial Kick-Off Committee.
The tables and benches were built with their importance to Filipino
family life in mind, the dining table being at the heart of the home
where family members gather to share meals and exchange stories for the
day. During the turnover ceremony of the tables and chairs, Chairman and
CEO John Miller said that “We hope that, with this modest effort, we
shall be able to help serve some of the needs of the GK families,
especially those who are without tables and chairs.”
John, with National Sales Director Paolo Rodriguez, Corporate Affairs
Head Edith de Leon, and Corporate Wellness Head Cora Sager, presented
the tables and benches to GK founder Tony Meloto. Also handed over were
“good wishes” messages to individual recipient families and 600 dinner
plates inscribed with the Nestlé nutrition guide for moderation, variety
and balance (MoVaBa) to encourage sound dietary habits, as part of the
Company’s long-term advocacy of nutrition, health and wellness.
Nestlé Philippines sponsors GK Villages in Baseco in Manila’s Tondo
district and Lipa City in Batangas. Its involvement in Gawad Kalinga is
part of its efforts to Create Shared Value (CSV) to help improve lives.