A division of Sutherland Global Services Inc. in the Philippines recently was named to the Philippine Economic Zone Authority Hall of Fame.
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III honored Sutherland at the PEZA Investors' Recognition Night held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The Hall of Fame elevation for the division follows Sutherland winning its third "Outstanding Employer Award" last year, company officials said.
Based in Pittsford, Sutherland has grown in seven years from 150 employees to more than 30,000 in 10 countries. The company ranked No. 11 on the Rochester Business Journal’s most recent private-sector employer list with 2,600 local workers.
"The success of Sutherland Global Services in the Philippines is a shining example of a global leader being totally committed to building a lasting partnership with our country and community,” said PEZA director general Lilia de Lima. “The elevation into the PEZA Hall of Fame is both a recognition and tribute to Sutherland's pioneering vision as well as their enlightened employee practices."
Chairman and CEO Dilip Vellodi praised the company’s employees.
"This Hall of Fame elevation is a tribute to our dedicated employees and management team in the Philippines, and reflects Sutherland's commitment to enlightened and innovative people policies and programs across the globe," Vellodi said in a statement.
Established in 1986, Sutherland Global Services is a call-center operator. It has 35 operational centers in the United States, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, India, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
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