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8 Dec

Arvind’s First Sustainability Report Wins Asia’s Top Awards

Singapore, 28 November: India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglomerate, Arvind Limited, clinched Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report award at the recently concluded 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) in Singapore. Arvind was also declared joint winner in the Asia’s Best Materiality Reporting category where it shared the award with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation.

Commenting on the award, the chairman of Arvind Limited, Sanjay Lalbhai said, “It gives us great pride to win Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report, 2016 at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA), 2016 and it reiterates our commitment towards sustainability. Sustainable practices have been a key-focus area for Arvind for quite some time now and we continue to ensure that sustainability remains a top priority.”

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries 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 event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. Arvind’s win at ASRA 2016 reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reporting and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region. To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.”

“Sustainability reporting is crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses,” said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Email: asra@csrworks.com

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

About the Organisers
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 andSystainability Asiaamong others.

About Arvind Limited
Arvind Limited is one of India’s largest integrated textile and apparel companies with a strong retail presence. Arvind is also the pioneer of denim in India with a turnover of around US$1.3 billion in FY2015-16. Arvind has an unmatched portfolio of owned, licensed brands and retail formats. The company’s own product brands include Megamart (recently rebranded as Unlimited), Flying Machine, Colt, Ruggers, Excalibur among others while its licensed product brands have big global names like GAP, Arrow, Gant, Izod, Elle, Cherokee, US Polo Assn, The Children’s Place and Sephora, to name a few. It has a joint venture in India with global majors Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.

29 Nov

Baoviet Wins Asia’s Top Sustainability Reporting Award

Singapore, 29 November: Vietnam’s leading state-owned financial-insurance group Baoviet Holdings clinched Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year award at the just concluded 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). Baoviet also bagged Asia’s Best Integrated Reporting award.

Mr. Dao Dinh Thi – Chairman of Baoviet Holdings, said: “Sustainable development has been one of our strategic objectives; it is not only closely engaged in business strategy but also converted into specific actions. Baoviet is honoured to know that our contributions to the environment, society and business growth for such sustainable future which was expressed through Baoviet 2015 Sustainability Report has been recognized and reflected in the ASRA award this year. This contributes to raise the credibility of the Baoviet sustainable business commitment and other Vietnamese businesses in the regional market”.

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries 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. Baoviet’s report was outstanding and highly appreciated by the ASRA judge council on the quality of its content, creativity, especially the high level of infomation credibility as assured by the third party.

The event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. Baoviet’s win at ASRA 2016 reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reporting and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region. To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

To be recognized as the winner, Baoviet has made persistent efforts to improve the report content under international best practices. Baoviet was also the earliest Vietnamese enterprise certified by the Global Reporting Initiative Organization (GRI) in conducting Sustainability report. Baoviet 2015 Sustainability Report is prepared in line with the GRI4 Reporting principles and indicators as required for Financial sector G4 (FS). Through the assessment of the relationship between stakeholders’ concerns and the company impacts, Baoviet established the materiality matrix to identify the priority level and allocated its resources with a view to fulfil stakeholders’ expectations as well as ensure its long-term value creation for stakeholders.

“Sustainability reporting is crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses”, said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Email: asra@csrworks.com

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

About Organisers
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 than 10 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 and Systainability Asia among others.

28 Nov

HPwins Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting award

Singapore, 28November: Global information technology major HP has won Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting award at the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awardsat an exclusive event on 28 November in Singapore.

“Sustainability and diversity serve as guiding principles for the way we operate and how we do business. HP’s Supply China Responsibility Program is focused on empowering workers and ensuring human rights are respected throughout our supply chain. We are honored to be acknowledged for a responsible supply chain and will continue to work closely with our suppliers to protect vulnerable groups such as migrant workers,” said Boey Kok-Wah, Head of Sustainability APJ, HP Inc.

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries 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 event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Awards in 16 categories were presented by the High Commissioner Mr. Wightman, the Ambassador Mr. Jevrell, and Ms. Camilla Fenning, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Head of the Climate and Energy Network for South East Asia at the British High Commission Singapore.

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region.To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. HP’s win at ASRA 2016 reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reportingin general and in supply chain reporting in particular and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

“Sustainability reporting is also crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses”, said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Douglas Harding, Project Director,
Email: douglas.harding@csrworks.com

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

About Organisers
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 and Systainability Asiaamong others.

28 Nov

HP Wins Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting Award

Singapore, 28 November: Global information technology major HP has won Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting award at the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awardsat an exclusive event on 28 November in Singapore.

“Sustainability and diversity serve as guiding principles for the way we operate and how we do business. HP’s Supply China Responsibility Program is focused on empowering workers and ensuring human rights are respected throughout our supply chain. We are honored to be acknowledged for a responsible supply chain and will continue to work closely with our suppliers to protect vulnerable groups such as migrant workers,” said Boey Kok-Wah, Head of Sustainability APJ, HP Inc.

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries 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 event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Awards in 16 categories were presented by the High Commissioner Mr. Wightman, the Ambassador Mr. Jevrell, and Ms. Camilla Fenning, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Head of the Climate and Energy Network for South East Asia at the British High Commission Singapore.

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region.To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. HP’s win at ASRA 2016 reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reportingin general and in supply chain reporting in particular and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

“Sustainability reporting is also crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses”, said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Email: asra@csrworks.com

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

About Organisers
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 and Systainability Asiaamong others.

28 Nov

Trina Solar Wins Asia’s Best Workplace Reporting Award

Singapore, 28 November: Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leading provider of photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services, has won a top regional award for sustainability reporting at the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. Trina Solar walked away with Asia’s Best Workplace ReportingAward at an exclusive event on 28 November in Singapore.

“I am great honored to receive this prestigious award. As a global leading provider of photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services,Trina Solar is committed to creating safe, healthy and environmentally-friendly workplace for all our employees. Employees are our greatest assets. Trina Solar has established and maintained its mature Occupational Health & Safety(OH&S) Management System. We always dedicate to reducing occupational injury and illness accidents and promoting employee health and well-being.Trina Solarfaithfully adheres to the ‘employee-oriented’ workplace policy to attract, develop and retain talent to stay competitive. We are firmly dedicated to creating the best workplace for employees so as to develop a truly engaged, motivated and productive workforce and topropel the sustainableadvancement of our business with a goal of achieving the mission of ‘Benefiting Mankind with Solar Energy ’.” Said, Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar.

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries in Asiamade 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 event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Awards in 16 categories were presented by the High Commissioner Mr. Wightman, the Ambassador Mr. Jevrell, and Ms. Camilla Fenning, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Head of the Climate and Energy Network for South East Asia at the British High Commission Singapore.

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region.To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. Trina Solar’s win at ASRA 2016 reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reporting and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

“Sustainability reporting is also crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses”, said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honors, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Email: arsa@csrworks.com

About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company’s industry-leading position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com

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

About Organisers
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 and Systainability Asiaamong others.

28 Nov

Suntory Group wins Asia’s top sustainability reporting award

Singapore, 28November: Japan’s leading consumer products major Suntory Group has won a top regional award for sustainability reporting at the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. Suntory walked away with Asia’s Best Online CSR Communication award at an exclusive event on 28 November in Singapore.

Receiving the award on behalf of Suntory Group, Mr. Junji Miyawaki, Executive Vice President of HR & General Affairs, Suntory Beverage & Food Asia, said: “This award reaffirms our persistent efforts to ensure that we are on track to fulfilling our vision of ‘Growing for Good’. By constantly connecting with our stakeholders, Suntory is also welcoming them to understand who we are and what we believe in – a company working with communities and our consumers to make a better, brighter future. This encouragement that we are doing the right thing will spur us to work even harder on fulfilling our CSR targets.”

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries 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 event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. HåkanJevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Awards in 16 categories were presented by the High Commissioner Mr. Wightman, the Ambassador Mr. Jevrell, and Ms. Camilla Fenning, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Head of the Climate and Energy Network for South East Asia at the British High Commission Singapore.

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region.To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. Suntory’s win at ASRA 2016 reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reporting and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

“Sustainability reporting is also crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses”, said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Douglas Harding, Project Director,
Email: douglas.harding@csrworks.com

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

About Organisers
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 andSystainability Asiaamong others.

28 Nov

StarHub Wins Asia’s Top Sustainability Reporting Award

Singapore, 28 November: Local info-communications provider StarHub has won a top regional award for its sustainability reporting excellence at the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. StarHub walked away with Asia’s Best Sustainability Report within Annual Report award at an exclusive event on 28 November in Singapore.

StarHub has been taking the lead in Singapore and the region by publishing full-fledged sustainability reports based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework since 2011. “We are extremely honoured to have won this award, as it is a testament to our commitment to business transparency in governance, environmental management and the marketplace,” said Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer of StarHub. She added that there are plans to move towards total integrated reporting eventually, infusing sustainability into every part of the business.

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries 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 event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. StarHub’s win reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reporting and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region. Organised by Singapore’s leading boutique sustainability advisory firm CSRWorks, ASRA is a non-profit initiative to recognise and promote sustainability reporting excellence.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

“Sustainability reporting is also crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses”, said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Wendy Lai, Senior Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Manager
Email: wendy.ly.lai@starhub.com
Tel: 68255117

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

About Organisers
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 than 10 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 and Systainability Asia among others.

28 Nov

Siloso Beach Resortwins Asia’s Top Sustainability Reporting Award

Singapore, 28 November: Siloso Beach Resort, Singapore’s leading eco resort, has won a top regional award for its sustainability reporting at the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. Siloso Beach Resort walked away with Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME) at an exclusive eventlast weekin Singapore.

Mr. Sylvain Richer de Forges, Director of Sustainability at Siloso Beach Resort stated:

“We are very pleased that our sustainability report was recognized at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, as we hope to show that reporting is not just for listed companies. Since we started our annual sustainability reporting in 2012, we have benefited from having a central platform to understand and share our sustainability performance. Equally important is that we have tried to tell the story of our resort through our reporting, which we hope has made our report unique and engaging. We understand the challenges that SME’s face in putting together reports, however we would encourage other SMEs to see sustainability reporting as way to continually bring the best aspects of their business into the future.”
He further added that:
“Our focus should be on the current unhealthy society. Hopefully corporates no matter big or small should put in their greatest effort in sustainability drive. This is to lower the inequality and drive happiness among society.”

An impressive 68 companies from 14 countries 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 event was hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman while the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Awards in 16 categories were presented by the High Commissioner Mr. Wightman, the Ambassador Mr. Jevrell, and Ms. Camilla Fenning, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Head of the Climate and Energy Network for South East Asia at the British High Commission Singapore.

Hosted in Singapore, the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) are the highest recognition for sustainability reporting in the region.To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

A spokesperson from the ASRA Secretariat said: “ASRA winners are decided by an independent judging panel following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, a comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “Sustainability reporting has become a key indicator to assess a company’s long term success. Siloso Beach Resort’s win at ASRA 2016 reflects the company’s leadership in sustainability reporting and a commitment to long term value creation for all stakeholders.”

“Sustainability reporting is also crucial to attract Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds which invest only in responsibly-run businesses”, said Mr. Chhabara. He added that the assets under management by global SRI funds have grown to more than $21 trillion but less than 0.6 per cent of this is invested in Asia. “A key reason for low SRI investment in the region may be attributed to the fact that very few Asian companies have adopted sustainability reporting.”

It may be noted that several stock exchanges in the region have legislated sustainability reporting for listed companies recently, mainly to meet investors’ expectations for non-financial disclosure.

In this context, ASRA winners are setting the leadership example which hopefully will inspire more companies to embrace sustainability reporting.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Email: arsa@csrworks.com

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

About Organisers
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 and Systainability Asiaamong others.

28 Nov

Vietnam’s Baoviet Wins Asia’s Top Sustainability Reporting Award

Hong Kong’s Hang Lung Properties Clinches Multiple Awards

Singapore: Vietnam’s leading state-owned financial-insurance group Baoviet Holdings clinched Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year award at the just concluded 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). Baoviet also bagged Asia’s Best Integrated Reporting award.

Hong Kong’s leading real estate operator Hang Lung Properties emerged as the biggest winner as it cornered three awards including Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (Stand-alone) award.

Other top winners at the 2016 ASRA included Singapore’s major telco StarHub, India’s textiles group Arvind, Singapore’s eco-hotel Siloso Beach Resort and Japan’s leading consumer products company Suntory Group.

Winners of the 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards were announced and honoured in an exclusive awards ceremony-cum-gala-dinner event in Singapore on 28 November 2016. The event was hosted by the British High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman at his official residence Eden Hall. Sweden’s ambassador in Singapore H.E. Mr. Håkan Jevrell was present as the Special Guest.

Awards in 16 categories were presented by the High Commissioner Mr. Wightman, the Ambassador Mr. Jevrell, and Ms. Camilla Fenning, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Head of the Climate and Energy Network for South East Asia at the British High Commission Singapore.

The event was attended by the finalists of ASRA 2016, and dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a merit 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.

Printed edition of Sustainability Reporting: Learn from Asia’s Best, a special publication featuring the 2015 ASRA winners, was released at the event.

To encourage more Asian companies to embrace sustainability reporting, CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability firm, has created the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards are CSRWorks International’s not-for-profit initiative, and is part of its own corporate responsibility programme.

“International recognition for sustainability reporting will help ASRA winners attract socially responsible investment,” said Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International. He added, “A surge in investment by socially responsible investment (SRI) funds in Asia will spur long term sustainable growth led by businesses which respect the environment, people and communities and are yet profitable.”

Please see below the complete listing of winners.

The 2016 ASRA Winners

Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year
Winner: Baoviet Holdings, Vietnam

Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (Stand-alone)
Winner: Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong
Highly Commended: Olam International, Singapore

Asia’s Best Sustainability Report within Annual Report
Winner: StarHub, Singapore

Asia’s Best Integrated Report:
Winner: Baoviet Holdings, Vietnam
Highly Commended: YES Bank, India

Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report
Winner: Arvind Limited, India

Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME)
Winner: Siloso Beach Resort, Singapore

Asia’s Best Online CSR Communication
Winner: Suntory Group, Japan

Asia’s Best CSR Communication within Annual Report
Winner: Salcon Berhad, Malaysia

Asia’s Best Materiality Reporting
Joint Winners: Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), and Arvind Limited, India

Asia’s Best Stakeholder Reporting
Winner: Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA)

Asia’s Best Environmental Reporting
Winner: Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong

Asia’s Best Carbon Disclosure
Winner: PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia

Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting
Winner: HP, Asia Pacific, Singapore

Asia’s Best Community Reporting
Winner: Singtel, Singapore

Asia’s Best Workplace Reporting
Winner: Trina Solar, China
Highly Commended: YTL PowerSeraya, Singapore

Asia’s Most Transparent Report:
Winner: Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards can be viewed at: www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
Email: asra@csrworks.com

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 background judge the entries to decide the winners. www.csrmatters.com

About Organisers
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 than 10 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 and Systainability Asia among others.

24 Oct

Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2016 Finalists

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.

For more information contact:
Email: arsa@csrworks.com

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

About Organisers
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.