Planters Products Inc.

Ang Kumpanya ng Magsasakang Pilipino

About Us

Planters Products, Inc. was established in 1963 as one of the leading Agricultural Chemical Companies in the Philippines.

In 1970 it was purchased by the Sugar Producers Cooperative Marketing Association, the country's largest cooperative of sugar planters, and renamed Planters Products, Incorporated (PPI).

Its primary focus is the manufacturing, production, trading and marketing of agro-chemical products. At present, PPI has twelve (12) brands of crop protection chemicals consisting of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and molluscicides.

PPI's agricultural products are sold throughout the Philippines through a mega network of more than 1000 distributors, dealers, outlets and special accounts nationwide.


Contributions to Philippine Agriculture

In 1972, the Government launched a massive food production program, which included Masagana 99, enabling the Philippines to achieve self-sufficiency in rice for the first time. For ten years, Planters Products, Inc., supplied 70% of the fertilizer requirement of the whole country. During that period, the Company owned and operated a fertilizer plant with a production capacity of 220,000 MT and sold an annual average of 490,340 MT of various fertilizer grades including NP/NPK, urea, ammonium sulfate and muriate of potash.

Planters Products, Inc. also plays a leading role in the transfer of modern agricultural technology to farmers. The Company introduced Filipino farmers to the efficient and economical use of fertilizers. Our modern, fully equipped soil laboratories conduct free analysis on samples provided by farmers and plantation managers. Based on the results, laboratory personnel can make their recommendations regarding the proper kind and volume of fertilizer that should be applied.

Limay Properties

In March 5, 2007, PPI and Grand Asia Capital Corporation (GACC) entered a joint-venture agreement for the development of PPI's properties in Limay, Bataan. The 60/40 venture in favor of GACC has enabled the growth and operation of these properties into a multi-use industrial park.

Formulating Plant

On April 23, 2007, the new site of PPI's Formulating Plant was established. Since then, PPI's Formulating Plant has been located at Carmelray Industrial Park in Calamba, Laguna.

Santa Ana Properties

PPI also entered a joint-venture with CDC Holdings on July 16, 2007 to develop its Santa Ana property into clusters of mid-rise residential condominiums called "Manila Rivercity."

Partnership

PPI is partners with Advanta Seeds International in the distribution of hybrid corn seeds.

Our Mission

We are a company of Filipino Farmers driven to provide the agribusiness sector with a set of high quality and cost effective crop protection and nutrition products, seeds and services. We are committed to lead in providing sustainable and environment-friendly inputs that contribute to national food security and greener environment. We will attain these through innovative research and development, farmer-friendly schemes and continued corporate strengthening.

Our Vision

We strive for Planters Products, Inc. to be the dominant Filipino agro-chemical, fertilizer and seeds company in the Philippines and the leader in promoting sustainable agriculture in partnership with empowered Filipino farmers.

Corporate Social Responsibilities and Values

Plant Now, Pay Later

Adapted from the Department of Agriculture, the Plant Now Pay Later program (PNPL) of PPI exemplifies the company's commitment to uplift and improve the lives of the Filipino farmers.

PNPL is a non-profit program that allows farmers to avail of farm inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides on credit without interest.

  • Objectives

    1. General Objectives
    a. To attain self-sufficiency in rice for human consumption
    b. To support Filipino farmers in securing a good harvest every cropping season

    2. Specific Objectives
    a. To provide farm inputs to farmers where they can avail fertilizers and pesticides at a 150-day loan term.
    b. To educate farmers on the latest technology in fertilization utilizing fortified organic fertilizers.

  • 1. The farmer-borrower should be a bonafide member of a cooperative, an association of irrigators, or a private organization with good credit standing.

    2. The cooperative, irrigator association and/or private organization of which he is a member must have agreed in the terms and conditions set under the Memorandum of Agreement executed by Planters Products, Inc.

    3. The farmer-borrower has attended training on PNPL Technology being conducted by Planters Products Inc.

  • Farmer must complete and submit the following documents to any field specialist of Planters Products, Inc.:

    1. Certification to attest that the farmer-borrower is a bonafide member of a cooperative, an association of irrigators, or a private organization

    2. Community Tax Certificate and/or any valid identification card

    3. Accomplished Application Form & Agreement with Planters Products

  • 1. The farmer-borrower must submit all required documents to the authorized Field Specialist (FS) in coordination with the leader/representative of the group he is under.

    2. All submitted documents shall be evaluated by the FS.

    3. The FS, upon ensuring that the necessary requirements are authentic and all requirements are met, shall forward the documents to the Project Coordinator.

    4. The Project Coordinator (PC) shall evaluate the documents submitted and will endorse it to the Head of Special Projects for final evaluation and approval. If the requirements are not met based on approved criteria, it will be further endorsed to the management committee for discussion and final approval based on the merit of the project in the specific area.

    5. Once approved, the PC shall deliver all farm inputs to farmer-borrower in coordination with the FS and Farmer Leader/Representative. The farmer-borrower must acknowledge the farm inputs delivered by affixing his signature on the List of Allocated Agricultural Inputs (for Rice Farming) Form.

San Isidro Labrador Scholarship Grant

Ang San Isidro de Labrador Scholarship Grant (SILSGI) ay isang scholarship grant na ipinagkakaloob sa mga anak ng maralitang magsasaka na nagnanais makapagtapos sa kursong may kaugnayan sa Agrikultura. Ito ay isang programang tumutulong upang matugunan ang mga pangunahing pangangailangan ng mag-aaral sa pamamagitan ng pagtustos sa matrikula, libro at iba pang kagamitan sa pag-aaral.

Ang SILSGI ay may layunin na makapagtaguyod ng mga mag-aaral mula sa pamilya ng magsasakang Pilipino na may adhikain na maging isang propesyonal sa larangan ng Agrikultura. At magkaroon ng pagkakataong maging bahagi ng Planters Products, Inc. (PPI) bilang isang manggagawa o Field Technician.

  • 1. A bonafide Filipino student of any of the city/municipality in the province where the agricultural school is located.

    2. Must be single not more than 21 years of age at the time of application.

    3. Must come from a farmer family with income of not more than P144,000.00 per annum.

    4. A high school graduate from an accredited institution of learning with a general weighted average of 85% and above or having been in college with no grade lower than 85%.

    5. Must be in good health and with an excellent moral character with no derogatory records.

    6. Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grant within the same period.

    7. Not a relative of the members of the local scholarship committee of the institution.

  • 1. Candidate/Grantee must enroll in a four (4) year degree course in the selected agricultural school in the province where she/he resides and strictly follow the prescribed curriculum of the chosen degree.

    2. Grantee shall not drop a subject, change his/her degree program or transfer to another school without prior notice to the scholarship committee.

    3. Grantee must not be subject to a disciplinary action-carrying penalty of more than one-month suspension.

    4. Shall maintain a general weighted average of 85% or its equivalent in the college grading system at the end of each semester. Once the scholar fails to maintain such required average, the scholarship grant will be terminated.

    5. The scholar shall submit to the sponsor a semestral report of grades supported by a confirmation letter signed by the school president.

  • 1. S/he shall enroll in the semester immediately following the approval of her/his application.

    2. S/he carries the maximum load prescribed for each semester by his degree program for a valid reason.

    3. Must maintain a general weighted average of 85% or its equivalent in the college grading system at the end of each semester.

    4. S/he shall not drop a subject, change her/his degree program or transfer to another school without prior notice to the scholarship committee.

    5. S/he must not have a grade of 5 or 4 or incomplete in any subject per semester.

    6. Any grade of 4 or incomplete must be settled immediately prior to the next registration period.

    7. Grantee must not be subject to a disciplinary action-carrying penalty of more than one month suspension.

    8. Any misrepresentation, serious or otherwise, falsification or alteration of documents, and concealment of necessary information committed in the course of applying for the scholarship shall automatically be disqualified for scholarship.

  • Procedures

    1. The farmer-borrower must submit all required documents to the authorized Field Specialist (FS) in coordination with the leader/representative of the group he is under.

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    2. All submitted documents shall be evaluated by the FS.

    3. The FS, upon ensuring that the necessary requirements are authentic and all requirements are met, shall forward the documents to the Project Coordinator.

    4. The Project Coordinator (PC) shall evaluate the documents submitted and will endorse it to the Head of Special Projects for final evaluation and approval. If the requirements are not met based on approved criteria, it will be further endorsed to the management committee for discussion and final approval based on the merit of the project in the specific area.

    5. Once approved, the PC shall deliver all farm inputs to farmer-borrower in coordination with the FS and Farmer Leader/Representative. The farmer-borrower must acknowledge the farm inputs delivered by affixing his signature on the List of Allocated Agricultural Inputs (for Rice Farming) Form.

Seed To Shelf

Seed to Shelf was launched in support of the Department of Agriculture’s need to assist farmers who had fallen victims to Typhoon Ondoy. This program was designed to help farmers by lending all farming inputs (such as seeds, fertilizer, and crop protection products) at an over 150-day loan term with zero percent interest. Purchase of their produce was also guaranteed and at a premium greater than the prevailing market price. This allowed planters to market their produce direct to consumers to make it more affordable. As a result, Seed to Shelf not only brought fresh and lower-priced produce to the table but also improved the economic well-being of farmers.

Abono sa Uma

A Fertilizer-on-Credit Program by Planters Products in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. The program seeks to help Filipino farmers by providing easy payment schemes for fertilizer and chemical products.

(For more photos from the launch of Abono sa Uma, visit the Gallery section.)

Core Values

To serve as our guide in the realization of our Vision and Mission, we have eight (8) Core Values. These serve as professional norms on how we conduct ourselves and our responsibilities as members of PPI. Each Core Value is defined through behavioral manifestations or standards.

  • Treating everybody as a special customer including one's officemates.

    Keeping one's work area neat, clean and orderly.

    Being well informed in one's area of responsibility or expertise and being ready to provide assistance cheerfully as may be needed.

    Being always courteous, helpful, tactful and respectful.

    Providing prompt and professional service.

    Going the extra mile.

  • Taking to heart the Company's mission and manifesting unwavering support for its vision.

    Always conducting one's work with concern.

    Thinking and speaking well of co-employees and the company.

    Protecting and enhancing the right corporate image.

    Wearing company uniform proudly.

    Supporting and actively participating in company-sponsored activities.

    Avoiding activities that could result in conflict of interest with company business.

  • Devoting office hours strictly to official activities.

    Always conducting one's work with concern.

    Delivering output more than the standard or what is expected.

    Always striving to maintain peak performance in terms of timely and quality results.

    Learning new things and continuously improving one's work one's self.

    Supporting and actively participating in company-sponsored activities.

    Avoiding activities that could result in conflict of interest with company business.

  • Always trying to get the best results from available resources.

    Exercising care to avoid wastage of time and materials.

    Being economical in a practical way.

    Devising ever more efficient ways of doing things or one's work.

    Learning new things and continuously improving one's work one's self.

  • Working well with others in dealing with shared responsibility.

    Showing good example.

    Looking for solutions instead of people to blame when problems arise.

    Being fair and giving credit where credit is due.

    Learning new things and continuously improving one's work one's self.

    Keeping an open mind during meetings and listening to ideas of others.

  • Practice the art of listening; understanding the opinion of others.

    Learn to accept individual differences - we are unique to each other, not at all times you will like the person that you will meet but still you have to respect his identity because he may not like you as well.

    Palabra de honor; Committing to one's word

    Devising ever more efficient ways of doing things or one's work.

  • Always conducting one's self with transparency and good moral standards.

    Being sincere, truthful, and candid.

    Respecting confidential company information and other people's privacy.

    Being punctual at all times in reporting for work, appointments, and meetings.

  • Demonstrates employee volunteerism; sense of ownership and accountability; sense of urgency and responsiveness protecting the organization.

    Concern about its welfare - come on time, beat the time.

Our Team

Ranilo M. Maderazo

President & CEO

Mark B. Costes

Sales & Marketing Director

Jose Robel G. Cantimbuhan

Finance Director

Ethyl Ruth V. Ramirez

Operations Director

Oscar E. Garcia

National Sales Manager

Rande T. Badana

HR Manager

Maureen E. Rioveros

Purchasing Manager

Lyn Rose P. Agcaoili

System Audit & Security Manager
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Makati City, Philippines 1229

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