Chemist Luningning Donato (Third from right), who heads the heads the quality assurance team of Holcim Philippines’ cement plant in Norzagaray Bulacan, recently won the “Mahusay Employee of the Year” award, the building solutions provider’s top plum under its Saludo employee recognition program. Donato was recognized for leading 2020 initiatives that improved the quality of products, raised efficiency of operations, and generated substantial savings. Holcim has been recognizing employees who significantly contribute to business performance aligned with its core values since 2008. Four women have bagged the top prize since. Holcim is keen on diversifying its talent pool of, which only 21 percent are women in 2020. The company, which has over a thousand employees who are mostly men, believes that improving gender diversity can enrich the company with new perspectives that trigger innovative ideas and approaches that boost performance.