Singapore, 24 October: An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries have made it to the final round of the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The finalists were shortlisted by the members of an independent judging panel. The winners will be announced at an exclusive awards night on 28 November 2016 in Singapore.
Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region. ASRA, a non-profit initiative, aspire to become the most inspiring recognition for sustainability reporting excellence in Asia.
ASRA 2016 Awards will be given in 15 categories including Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (standalone), Best Sustainability Report within Annual Report, Best Integrated Report, Best Sustainability Report (SME), Best First Time Sustainability Report, Best Online Sustainability Report and Best CSR Communication within Annual Report. Other award categories include specialised areas of reporting, such as environment, carbon disclosure, stakeholder engagement, workplace, supply chain, and community commitment. The best overall submission will be named Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year award.
A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said, “ASRA 2016 have received a very strong participation from across the region and the participating organisations represent a wide range of sectors. There will be a tough competition for each category.”
Names of the finalists are available on the Awards website (www.csrmatters.com). The final round judging is underway.
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About the Awards
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) recognise and honour sustainability reporting leaders in Asia. The Awards celebrate best practices in sustainability reporting and communications. The vision for ASRA to become the most inspiring recognition of sustainability reporting excellence 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 judge the entries to decide the winners. www.csrmatters.com
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards are organised by csrmatters, a unit of CSRWorks International, Singapore’s leading boutique sustainability advisory, research and training firm with a successful track record more than10 years. CSRWorks closely collaborates with businesses and other stakeholders to promote excellence in sustainability reporting across the region. Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director of CSRWorks, has launched ASRA as a not-for-profit initiative to give organisations, large and small, the opportunity to showcase their sustainability efforts, thereby building trust among their stakeholders, adding value to their businesses and attracting socially responsible investors. www.csrworks.com
ASRA Supporting Organisations
The Awards are supported by diverse organisations representing governments, NGOs, academia, media and professional sectors keen on encouraging responsible business practices and sustainability disclosure in Asia, including the British High Commission Singapore, Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, the High Commission of Canada, the British Chamber of Commerce,the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD), Sasin Centre for Sustainability Management, Systainability Asia, Green Evangelist, Academy of Fashion Professionals, Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA), ABC Carbon and Ginga Environment.