Singapore, 24 December: A record 81 companies from 14 countries have made it to the final round of the 2018 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). An independent panel of judges evaluated the entries to shortlist the finalists. Winners for the 17 award categories will be announced at an exclusive gala dinner event on 6 March 2019 in Singapore.
ASRA is the highest recognition for sustainability reporting and integrated reporting in the region. A non-profit initiative, ASRA’s mission is to inspire more companies to adopt sustainability reporting by recognising and honouring the best reports.
The 2018 Awards are being offered in 17 categories including Asia’s Best Sustainability Report, Best Integrated Report, Best Sustainability Report (SME), and Best First Time Sustainability Report. Other award categories include specialised areas of reporting, such as environment, carbon disclosure, stakeholder engagement, workplace, supply chain, and community commitment. The 2018 Awards include two new categories: Asia’s Best Diversity Reporting and Asia’s Best Report Design. The best overall submission will be honoured with Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year award.
A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said, “ASRA 2018 received a record number of entries from companies across Asia. This year’s entries also reflect significant improvement in the quality of reports across the board. The trend indicates that more companies in the region are taking reporting seriously. We expect a heightened competition for each award category.”
Names of the finalists are available on the Awards website (www.csrmatters.com). The final round of judging is underway to select winners.
For more information contact:
Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards Secretariat,
About the Awards
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA), a non-profit initiative, recognise and honour sustainability reporting leaders in Asia. ASRA’s mission is inspire all companies to adopt sustainability reporting to provide meaningful information to stakeholders. The Awards are open to all types and sizes of private, public and non-profit organisations in all sectors who produce a sustainability report or an integrated report in Asia. An independent panel of distinguished judges evaluates the entries to select the winners.
ASRA provides a powerful platform to organisations, large and small, to showcase their sustainability efforts, thereby building trust among stakeholders, adding value to their businesses and attracting socially responsible investors.
More information is available at www.csrmatters.com
About the Organisers
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards have been established by CSRWorks International, Singapore’s most trusted name in sustainability advisory, training and thought leadership. CSRWorks closely collaborates with businesses and other stakeholders to promote excellence in reporting across the region. Other noteworthy initiatives by CSRWorks include Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit and Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen.
More information about CSRWorks International is available at 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. The main supporting organisations include 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), and Sasin Centre for Sustainability Management.