Cleaning Up the Coast

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Eighteen employees from PPD's Manila, Philippines, office rallied alongside the Haribon Foundation to clean up the coastline of Freedom Island, which is classified as a critical habitat. Freedom Island supports more than 5,000 birds that represent nearly 30 species.

Previously PPD donated $1,665 USD (PHP 75,000) to Haribon and made a commitment to the foundation's nature conservation activities. "It was an eye-opener for us that every single bit of trash is our accountability," said Abigael Gizelle Gonzales, senior site payment coordinator. "We have taken part in restoring the ocean's beauty and the life within it. Therefore we should keep it moving forward."