Beijing, Wednesday 3rd May 2017.
30 British, American and Chinese companies were honored on Wednesday night for their commitment to developing a fairer and more equal society within China at the second annual BritCham and AmCham China CSR awards.
The awards, sponsored by Harrow International School Beijing, shine a spotlight on great projects that are changing lives across China and inspire companies to deepen their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
The award ceremony was attended by 250 senior members of the business and diplomatic community including UK Deputy Ambassador Martyn Roper.
The increasing focus on CSR in China was reflected in the 80 companies who had entered – more than double the number of applications received last year.
In her opening speech Clare Pearson, Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China said:
“Business decisions made purely on the bottom line give you a good quarter. Business decisions that take account of humanity give you a good quarter of a century.”
The British and American Chambers look forward to an even greater participation in 2018 and that our awards will continue to raise awareness on the incredible work of our members and inspire us all to the creation of a cleaner, greener, fairer society for all.
There were 10 award categories with the winners listed below:
1. Contribution to Charity
OVERALL WINNER: Yew Chung International School*
Honorable Mention 1: ConocoPhillips China*
Honorable Mention 2: St. James Place
2. Cross Cultural
OVERALL WINNER: Jaguar Land Rover
Honorable Mention 1: Haskoll
Honorable Mention 2: NBA*
OVERALL WINNER: KPMG*
Honorable Mention 1: Qualcomm*
Honorable Mention 2: AkzoNobel
OVERALL WINNER: Citi Bank*
Honorable Mention 1: Amway*
Honorable Mention 2: Xylem*
OVERALL WINNER: United Foundation for China’s Health (United Family Hospitals)*
Honorable Mention 1: Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd.*
Honorable Mention 2: Baxter*
6. Poverty Alleviation
OVERALL WINNER: Philips Lighting*
Honorable Mention 1: Visa*
Honorable Mention 2: AstraZeneca China *
OVERALL WINNER: Swire Properties*
Honorable Mention 1: Pepsico*
Honorable Mention 2: Dulwich College Beijing*
8. Thought Leader
OVERALL WINNER: Standard Chartered Bank*
Honorable Mention 1: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business*
Honorable Mention 2: Royal Society of Chemistry
9. Women's Empowerment
OVERALL WINNER: Walmart*
Honorable Mention 1: Goldman Sachs*
Honorable Mention 2: Mary Kay*
10. Regional outreach Award
OVERALL WINNER: CICC (China International Capital Corporation)*
Honorable Mention 1: AB Sugar China
Honorable Mention 2: Twining’s
* – Denotes AmCham China member company