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The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) recognise and honour sustainability reporting leaders in Asia. ASRA celebrates best practices in sustainability reporting and communications,  providing an annual opportunity for organisations to build trust and awareness amongst their stakeholders by showcasing their corporate social responsibility initiatives.  
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28 Jan

Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards Recognise Companies for Sustainability Reporting Excellence

Hong Kong’s Hang Lung Properties Clinches the Top Awards

Singapore: Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong clinched Asia’s Sustainability Reporting of the Year Award at the just concluded Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. Hang Lung also won Asia’s Best Sustainability Report Award 2015.

Other top winners included Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka (Asia’s Best Integrated Report), Omnicom Media Group MENA, Dubai and ACWA Power, Dubai (Joint winners of Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report), ADFIAP Philippines (Asia’s Best Sustainability Report-SME), Orient Overseas Container Line, Hong Kong (Asia’s Best CSR Communication within Annual Report) and Birla Carbon (Asia’s Best Online CSR Communication). Birla Carbon also won Asia’s Most Transparent Report award.

Winners of the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 were announced and felicitated in an exclusive awards ceremony-cum-gala-dinner event in Singapore on 28 January 2016.

The event was attended by dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics. A significant number of finalists were present at the event who travelled from different places in Asia to attend the event.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed by recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, “Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year,” received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a certificate printed on FSC certified paper sourced from sustainable forests.
In addition, the winners and the finalists will be authorised to use the privileged Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards Icons for branding purpose.

The event was hosted at Eden Hall, the official residence of the British High Commissioner in Singapore. The British High Commissioner His Excellency Scott Wightman was the Guest of Honour.

To encourage more companies to have Sustainability Reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore company, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards for companies in Asia which practice Sustainability Reporting. These awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit multi-stakeholder initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

“Our vision is to become the most inspiring recognition for sustainability disclosure in Asia,” said Rajesh Chhabara, managing director of CSRWorks International.

“The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards will create a much needed platform for sharing best practices, bench marking and peer learning by bringing together the leaders in sustainability reporting. The Awards will also provide an excellent opportunity to organisations to showcase their sustainability excellence and build trust among their stakeholders, he added ”

Winners of various awards categories are listed below.

Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year (Judges’ Choice):
Winner: Hang Lung Properties Limited, Hong Kong

Asia’s Best Sustainability Report:
Winner: Hang Lung Properties Limited, Hong Kong

Asia’s Best Integrated Report:
Winner: Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Sri Lanka
Highly Commended: PT Pertamina EP, Indonesia

Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report:
Joint Winners: Omnicom Media Group MENA, Dubai and ACWA Power, Dubai”

Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME):
Winner: Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), Philippines

Asia’s Best CSR Communication within Annual Report:
Winner: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited, Hong Kong

Asia’s Best Online CSR Communication:
Winner: Birla Carbon
Highly Commended: Maybank, Malaysia

Asia’s Best Materiality Reporting:
Winner: Birla Carbon, Aditya Birla Group, India

Asia’s Best Stakeholder Reporting:
Winner: Maynilad Water Services Inc., Philippines

Asia’s Best Carbon Disclosure:
Winner: Airport Authority Hong Kong.
Highly Commended: Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad

Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting:
Winner: Gammon Construction Limited, Hong Kong

Asia’s Best Community Reporting:
Winner: YES Bank Limited, India
Highly Commended: StarHub Limited, Singapore

Asia’s Best Workplace Reporting:
Winner: Maybank, Malaysia.
Highly Commended: Ayala Corporation, Philippines

Asia’s Best Environmental Reporting:
Winner: Maynilad Water Services Inc., Philippines

Asia’s Most Transparent Report:
Winner: Birla Carbon, Aditya Birla Group, India

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: http://www.csrworks.com/events.html

About CSRWorks
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards are organised by CSRWorks Events, a unit of CSRWorks International, Singapore’s leading sustainability advisory, research and training firm with a more than 10 years track record. CSRWorks closely works with businesses and other stakeholders to promote excellence in sustainability across the region. Our vision for the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is to become the most inspiring recognition of sustainability disclosure in Asia.

About the Awards
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards recognise and honour sustainability reporting leaders in Asia. The Awards celebrate best practices in sustainability reporting and communications. Our vision for the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is to become the most inspiring recognition of sustainability disclosure in Asia. The Awards are open to all types and sizes of private, public and non-profit organisations in all sectors who produce a sustainability report in Asia. An independent panel of judges with distinguished backgrounds judges the entries to decide the winners.

Supporting Organisations
The Awards are supported by diverse organisations keen on encouraging responsible business practices and sustainability disclosure in Asia. Some of the supporting organisations include British High Commission, The Global Compact Network Singapore, High Commission of Canada in Singapore, British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development, Ethical Performance, ABC Carbon, Beyond Business and Systainability Asia.

Contact for further information:
asra@csrworks.com

Judging Panel for ASRA 2016

Alex P. Mavro,
Chief of Operations,
Center for Sustainability Management,
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University,
Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Artie W. Ng
Deputy Dean for Business Engagement & External Affairs
Nottingham University Business School,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee
Director General & CEO
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
Ministry of Corporate Affairs,
India

Brigitte Holtschneider
Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce
Singapore

Elaine Cohen
CEO
Beyond Business,
Asia, Middle East and Europe
United Kingdom and Israel

Ken Hickson
CEO, Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA),
Director, ABC Carbon
Singapore& Australia

Dr. Lawrence Loh
Principal Lecturer & Deputy Director
School of Professional Education &
Executive Development (SPEED)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hong Kong

Dr. Avvari V. Mohan
Associate Professor for Strategic Management
Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations
Deputy Head & Associate Professor of Strategy & Policy
NUS Business School,
Singapore

Marcellinus bin Frederick Lamhai
CEO
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),
Malaysia

Nithyanandam Yuvaraj Babu
Chief of Climate Change Initiative
US Aid,
India

Ramakrishnan K T
Head of Operations
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
India and Sri Lanka

Dr. Huijuan Wu
Research Fellow
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
Singapore