50 Companies, Corporate Volunteer Teams and Social Enterprises Honoured with "The 10th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards"
(Hong Kong, 17 December 2019) Fifty companies, SMEs, corporate volunteer teams and social enterprises with outstanding achievements in implementing and promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) were recognised at “The 10th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Presentation Ceremony” today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (See Annex, Chinese only).
The Awards is one of the spotlight events of “The 10th Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Programme” organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), co-organised by the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education (CPCE), and sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK). Mr Stanley Choi, Convener of CPCE National Education Sub-committee; Mr Stephen Chan, General Manager of Personal Banking and Wealth Management Department of BOCHK; Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC, and Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC, officiated at the ceremony.
Addressing the ceremony, Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC, said, “HKPC is honoured to have organised ‘The Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Programme’ for ten years in a row. Our heartfelt gratitude to CPCE and BOCHK for their support, as well as the judging panel’s efforts, which have contributed to the success of the programme in enhancing the awareness of corporate citizenship. Over the past decade, we have seen industries in various sectors proactively participating in the Programme and other publicity events. Gaining wide public recognition, this year’s number of participating organisations has reached a record high.”
There are four categories for the awards, namely “Enterprise”, “SME”, “Social Enterprise and NGO” and “Volunteer Team”; each with gold, silver, bronze and merit awards. Winners of the Gold Award this year are: “Enterprise” – A.S. Watson Group; “SME” – Ultra Active Technology Limited; “Volunteer Team” – China Light and Power Company Limited; and “Social Enterprise and NGO” – Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited.
Besides, as many as 294 companies were honoured with the “Corporate Citizenship Logo” to mark their outstanding CSR achievements and efforts in volunteer work. Among which, 90 companies that have taken part in the Programme for at least five consecutive years were granted the “Corporate Citizenship 5+ Logo”, while six companies garnered the “Corporate Citizenship 10+ Logo” for their participation for at least 10 consecutive years. Concurrently, “The Calendar Design Competition” award was also presented in the event. This award was newly introduced under “The Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Programme”, with an aim of deepening public understanding on various CSR-related aspects.
Since 2010, HKPC has been launching “The Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Programme” to drive CSR implementation within local enterprises. Together with BOCHK’s sponsorship for 10 consecutive years, the Programme encourages enterprises to take up social responsibility, while integrating the concept of corporate citizenship into their business strategies and management practices. Upon receipt of fund from the Home Affairs Bureau, HKPC launched “The Social Enterprise Executive Development (SEED) Experimental Programme” in 2017, which is primarily designed to build an exchange platform and facilitate a project-based collaboration between corporates and social enterprises. Not only does it help social enterprises improve operation and management, but also cultivates management talents for corporates and explores innovative business opportunities in order to achieve a multi-win situation.
For details about “The 10th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Presentation Ceremony”, please refer to www.hkcorporatecitizenship.com.
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Annex: List of Winners of "The 10th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards" (Chinese only)