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26 Dec

Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2018 Finalists

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,

Email: asra@csrworks.com

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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.

2 Oct

Twenty-six leaders make it to Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2018 List

Singapore (2 October, 2018): Twenty-six exceptional women leaders from 13 countries have made it to the inaugural Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen List of Honour. They were selected from 112 nominations from 19 countries across Asia.

The 2018 List was unwrapped by Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) CEO Tim Mohin who was the Guest of Honour at a networking cocktail reception at the just concluded Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit in Singapore. He presented a specially crafted Superwoman Lapel Pin as a mark of honour to those Sustainability Superwomen who were present at the event.

A Sustainability Superwoman is someone who is leading change through sustainability strategies and initiatives within her organisation as well as outside of her organisation to make a long lasting impact. An international jury reviews and assesses the nominations to identify the winners.

Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is a non-profit project initiated by CSRWorks International, Singapore’s most trusted name in sustainability consulting, training and thought leadership. The project’s purpose is to recognise and honour the contribution of exceptional women leaders who are driving change to make the world a better place.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director of CSRWorks International, said,“Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is recognises the power, influence and contribution of women leaders who are passionately leading the transformation we all need in order to transition to a just, equitable, peaceful and low-carbon society. We hope that the 26 Sustainability Superwomen on the 2018 List will act as a role model for young women and inspire them to become change makers.

Here is the full list of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2018:

Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2018 List of Honour

S. No.

Name

Title

Organisation

Country

1

Aditi Haldar

South Asia Director

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

India

2

Agnes de Jesus

Chief Sustainability Officer

First Philippine Holdings Corporation

Philippines

3

Akanksha Sharma

Head – Sustainability & CSR

Sterlite Technologies Limited

India

4

Asha de Vos

Founder and Executive Director

Oceanswell

Sri Lanka

5

Cao Thi Ngoc Dung

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ)

Vietnam

6

Claire Chiang

Co-Founder & Senior Vice President

Banyan Tree Holdings

Singapore

Chairperson

Banyan Tree Global Foundation

7

Erna Witoelar

Founder and Governing Board Member

The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI)

Indonesia

8

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer

City Developments Ltd (CDL)

Singapore

9

Inhee Chung

Sustainability and Safeguards Manager

Global Green Growth Institute

Republic of Korea

10

Janice Lao

Director – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited

Hong Kong SAR

11

Jeanne Ng

Director – CLP Research Institute

CLP Holdings Limited

Hong Kong SAR

12

Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor

Eco-Business

Singapore

13

Josephine Satyono

Executive Director

Indonesia Global Compact Network

Indonesia

14

Kesara Manchusree

Former President

The Stock Exchange of Thailand

Thailand

15

Maria Yolanda Crisanto

Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications

Globe Telecom

Philippines

16

Namita Vikas

Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking

YES BANK

India

17

Oyun Sanjaasuren

Founder

Zorig Foundation

Mongolia

18

Ruth Yeoh

Head of Sustainability and Director of Investments

YTL Corporation

Malaysia

19

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

Chief Executive Officer

Sintesa Group

Indonesia

20

Shubha Sekhar

Director – Sustainable Agriculture & New Ventures, Fruit Circular Economy

Coca-Cola India

India

21

Sophia C.W Huang

Chairperson

Pacific SOGO Department Stores, CO., Ltd.

Taiwan

22

Susan Chong

Chief Executive Officer

Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd

Singapore

23

Yanti Triwadiantini

Chair

ASEAN CSR Network

Indonesia

24

Yeo Lian Sim

Special Advisor

Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Singapore

Vice Chair

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

25

Yu Wai Maung

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Internal Communications & Public Affairs

KBZ Bank

Myanmar

26

Yvonne Chan

Director – Corporate Development & Chief Financial Officer

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Singapore

Contactsuperwomen@csrworks.com

About the Organisers
Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is organised by CSRWorks International, Singapore’s trusted sustainability consulting and training firm.

CSRWorks also organises the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards(ASRA), the highest international recognition for reporting excellence, and the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit, the region’s top annual gathering of reporting community.

CSRWorks International is a GRI Certified Training Provider, GRI Data Partner and a GRI Gold Community Member. CSRWorks is also IIRC’s Foundation Training Partner for approved Training in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.

Learn more about CSRWorks here.

1 Aug

CSRWorks announces ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen’

Singapore, 1 August: CSRWorks is pleased to announce its latest project: Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen, a non-profit initiative to honour the region’s exceptional female sustainability leaders. It will be an annual listing of women leaders who are driving change within and outside their organisations for a sustainable future.

Nominations for the first edition of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomencan be submitted online latest by 7 Sept 2018.

The nominations are open to native Asian women working in Asia with exemplary leadership in sustainability. Also eligible are expatriate women who have lived and worked in Asia for at least the past 5 years championing sustainability.

The nominee should be in a senior management role with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability. Examples include CEOs or equivalent, executives directly reporting to CEO, Chief Sustainability Officers, Head of Sustainability, similar positions and equivalent positions if the nominee is from a non-corporate sector. The nominee should have held the current position for at least three years.

Women leaders from all sectors including but not limited to corporate, non-profit, academia, media, government, regulatory bodies and associations are eligible for nomination.

An international jury will review and assess the nominations to decide the final list. This year’s list will be unveiled at Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit 2018 in Singapore on 2nd October at a cocktail reception.

Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is an initiative to recognise the power, influence and contribution of women leaders who are passionately leading the transformation we all need in order to transition to a just, equitable, peaceful and low-carbon society”, says Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director of CSRWorks International.

He adds, “Through this exciting initiative, we hope to inspire more young women to become change makers.”

Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen will be co-hosted together with the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit 2018 in Singapore to be held from 2-3 October. The Summit expects to welcome more than 52 speakers and nearly 300 delegates representing the sustainability reporting community. More information about the programme can be found here.

Contact: superwomen@csrworks.com

About the Organisers
Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is organised by CSRWorks International, Singapore’s trusted sustainability consulting and training firm.

CSRWorks also organises the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards(ASRA), the highest international recognition for reporting excellence, and the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit, the region’s top annual gathering of reporting community.

CSRWorks International is a GRI Certified Training Provider, GRI Data Partner and a GRI Gold Community Member. CSRWorks is also IIRC’s Foundation Training Partner for approved Training in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.

Learn more about CSRWorks here.

24 Apr

Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit 2018 in Singapore

Singapore, 24 April: The Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit 2018 will be held in Singapore from 2-3 October.

The Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit is Asia’s first regional conference dedicated to sustainability reporting. The Summit creates a powerful platform for the reporting community to discuss new trends, techniques, common challenges, solutions and success stories.

The Summit’s theme this year is Sustainability Reporting: Beyond Transparency. The Summit will explore how businesses can integrate business strategy with sustainability reporting to drive long term value and business growth.

The two-day event will bring together top business leaders, chief sustainability officers, sustainability reporting experts and practitioners, standards-setters, regulators and policy-makers and other key stakeholders from the region. Companies which produce Asia’s best sustainability reports will also be part of the speakers and attendee profile.

Rajesh Chhabara, Managing Director of CSRWorks, has reiterated the need for a regional platform for businesses and other stakeholders to come together to have a meaningful conversation about reporting.

“This year’s Summit will focus on how companies can move from transparency to accountability to make their sustainability reporting more credible and effective. Also, the next frontier for companies is to align their sustainability reporting with business strategy to drive sustainable growth.”

“The Summit is a natural extension of our hugely popular Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). Many of the ASRA Winners, both past and present, will be sharing their expertise at this year’s Summit as well” he added.

The Summit will be addressed by an impressive line-up of well-respected sustainability reporting leaders. See the full list of speakers here.

In addition, there will be a number of breakouts and masterclasses conducted by senior sustainability reporting experts. The Summit agenda includes all aspects of sustainability reporting and integrated reporting. See the full agenda here.

To register, simply visit csrworks.com/summit.

Contact
summit@csrworks.com

About the Organisers
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit is organised by CSRWorks International, a leading boutique-style sustainability advisory, research and training firm in Singapore with a successful track record of more than 12 years. CSRWorks closely collaborates with businesses and other stakeholders to promote excellence in sustainability reporting across the region.

CSRWorks also organises the annual Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA), the highest regional recognition for reporting excellence.

CSRWorks International is a GRI Data Partner and a GRI Gold Community Member.

16 Feb

Taiwan’s Hair O’right wins Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME) award

Singapore, 16 February: After taking home renowned global sustainability awards from across Europe and America, O’right continues to set the standard of a sustainable leader by winning Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME) at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). The awards ceremony gala was hosted at the official residence of the British High Commissioner in Singapore on the 6th February. The Award recognises O’right as a leader in sustainability reporting. The multiple award-winning company has once again put Taiwan in the spotlight, proving that even small giants can impact the world.

ASRA is organised by Singapore-based CSRWorks International with the aim to celebrate best practices in sustainability reporting and communications while establishing the most recognised recognition of sustainability disclosure in Asia. The first company in Taiwan to participate and be recognised as Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME), O’right stood out from notable nominees including hundreds of companies from 15 countries in Asia and received SME’s top honour. Mr Rajesh Chhabara, managing director of CSRWorks International, complimented O’right on its full commitment to corporate social responsibility and their role as a leader in sustainability innovations.

O’right chooses to be great instead of big. From a green factory to green packaging, green logistics and green consumption, since 2012 the sustainable company has sought to reduce carbon emissions, with reduced emission levels reaching the equivalent of planting over 96,000 20-year-old trees. Through product and formula upgrading, O’right aims to reduce up to 80% of carbon emissions to create a low-carbon world in line with the goals of the Paris climate summit.

Every year, O’right is devoted to making a green impact on the world by organising 3 CSR events: Earth House, Coastal Cleanup and Tree Planting. Through sustainability practices, the company steps up and takes action to protect the planet, society and every consumer. O’right demonstrates its commitment to the public and stakeholders each year in their CSR Report, which also serves as self-evaluation of company growth and corporates social responsibilities. This green commitment is the driving force behind O’right’shonours o the international stage.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is available at www.csrmatters.com
To view the full press release, visit Hair O’right’s website at: https://www.oright.com.tw/web/news.php?category=news&id=903

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. The vision for ASRA is to become the most inspiring recognition for sustainability reporting excellence in Asia. The Awards are open to all types and sizes of private, public and non-profit organisations in all sectors which produce a sustainability report in Asia. An independent panel of distinguished judges evaluates the entries to select the winners. www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
asra@csrworks.com

15 Feb

Tata Steel wins Asia’s Best Integrated Report Award

Tata Steel has been conferred ‘Asia’s Best Integrated Report’ award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2017 (ASRA), the highest regional recognition for integrated reporting, at an event held in Singapore on February 6, 2018. Tata Steel’s Integrated Report was the only Indian winning entry among all the 16 Awards categories and has competed with company reports from the entire ASEAN, as well as, Middle Eastern countries. The award was received by Mr. Ashish Anupam, President and Chief Executive Officer, NatSteel Holdings on behalf of Tata Steel.

Mr. TV Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel said, “We are proud to be given the award for ‘Asia’s Best Integrated Report. Our ethos reflects the principles of sustainability and it is demonstrated in the way we have worked for over a hundred years. The Integrated Report helps us present this to our stakeholders.

Tata Steel has been at the forefront of sustainable development and the adoption of progressive practices reflected in its business segments, products, processes and reporting initiatives. We are extremely delighted that our efforts have resulted in this recognition which assures us that we are on the right track in our journey of sustainability and encourages us to do better,” said Mr Koushik Chatterjee, ED & CFO, Tata Steel.

The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards celebrates best practices in sustainability communication and recognizes reporting leaders in Asia. It is an annual event, which provides an opportunity for various organisations to build trust and awareness amongst their stakeholders by showcasing their sustainability initiatives.

The 2017 Awards have been offered in 16 categories including Asia’s Best Sustainability Report, Asia’s Best Integrated Report, Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME) and Asia’s Best Carbon Disclosure.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is one of the world’s largest steel companies with a steel production capacity of approximately 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is a geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a revenue of INR 117,420 crore in FY17. Tata Steel Group has an employee base of nearly 70,000 employees as of March 31, 2017. Tata Steel has successfully challenged the Deming Grand Prize in 2012, received the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’, ‘Greenco Platinum Rating’ by CII Green Building Council for environmental performance at Jamshedpur steelworks, ‘Best Place To Work’ in the core sector (steel, oil, power and minerals) by Business Today (2017), ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere, USA (2017), among several others.

Tata Steel Limited is proposing, subject to market conditions and other considerations, a rights issue of its ordinary shares and has filed a Letter of Offer with SEBI and the Stock Exchanges. The Letter of Offer is available on the website of SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in and the websites of the Lead Managers to the Issue at http://www.investmentbank.kotak.com, http://www.axiscapital.co.in, http://www.hdfcbank.com, http://www.icicisecurities.com and http://www.sbicaps.com. Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and are requested to refer to the section titled “Risk Factors” on page 11 of the Letter of Offer for details of the same. The securities offered via the Letter of Offer are not being offered to investors outside of India and recipients of the Letter of Offer should refer to the offering restrictions noted therein.

Disclaimer

Statements in this press release describing the Company’s performance may be “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results may differ materially from those directly or indirectly expressed, inferred or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Company’s operations include, among others, economic conditions affecting demand/ supply and price conditions in the domestic and overseas markets in which the Company operates, changes in or due to the environment, Government regulations, laws, statutes, judicial pronouncements and/ or other incidental factors.

13 Feb

Golden Agri-Resources wins Asia’s top sustainability reporting award

Singapore, 8 February: Golden Agri-Resources clinched Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting at the 2017 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, last Tuesday (6/2). Golden Agri-Resources was also finalist in three other categories: Asia’s Best Environmental reporting, Asia’s Best Online CSR Communication and Asia’s Best Stakeholder Reporting.

Anita Neville, Vice President Corporate Communications and Sustainability Relations Golden Agri-Resources said: “We are very proud of this award. GAR has been reporting on its sustainability journey since 2011. In 2014, we innovated to report our sustainability progress in much more detail and in different forms, online and via social media. We are very happy that this effort has been recognised. Sustainability reporting is important to our business not just as a means to communicate our performance against commitments but also to inspire our partners and stakeholders to take part in this sustainability journey.”

An impressive 69 companies from 15 countries made it to the final round of the 2017 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. ASRA 2017 attracted nearly 450 entries from 16 countries for 16 award categories. An independent judging panel decides the finalists and winners following stringent criteria. The judging process involves multiple rounds of screening and evaluations to identify the very best in each category. Finally, comprehensive due diligence is carried out to assess finalists’ reputation among stakeholders, and the findings are considered to determine the winners.

The event, hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr Scott Wightman at Eden Hall, was attended by senior business leaders and dignitaries from diverse fields including non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics.

Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International and the creator of the Awards, said: “The quality of sustainability reporting is a key measure of an organisation’s ability to create, protect and sustain long-term value for shareholders and stakeholders. Golden Agri-Resoruves win at ASRA 2017 demonstrates the company’s leadership in sustainability reporting and a deep sense of commitment to responsible business.”

Hosted in Singapore, ASRA is 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 are part of its corporate responsibility programme.

Following a global trend, several stock exchanges in the region now require listed companies to produce sustainability reporting, mainly to meet investors’ demand for non-financial disclosure. ASRA winners are setting a new benchmark in sustainability reporting excellence which in turn will inspire more companies to raise the bar.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, won 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 purposes.

Note to editors:

More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is available at www.csrmatters.com

About Golden Agri-Resrouces Ltd. (GAR)

GAR is one of the leading palm oil plantation companies with a total planted area of over 486,000 hectares (including plasma smallholders), as at 30 June 2017, located in Indonesia. It has integrated operations focused on the production of palm-based edible oil and fat. Founded in 1996, GAR was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1999 with a market capitalisation of US$3.4 billion as at 30 June 2017. Flambo International Limited, an investment company, is currently GAR’s largest shareholder, with a 50.35 percent stake. GAR has several subsidiaries, including PT SMART Tbk which was listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 1992.

GAR is focused on sustainable palm oil production. In Indonesia, its primary activities include cultivating and harvesting of oil palm trees; processing of fresh fruit bunch into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine, shortening and biodiesel; as well as merchandising palm products throughout the world. It also has operations in China and India including a deep-sea port, oilseeds crushing plants, production capabilities for refined edible oil products as well as other food products such as noodles. For more information please visit https://goldenagri.com.sg

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. The vision for ASRA is to become the most inspiring recognition for sustainability reporting excellence in Asia. The Awards are open to all types and sizes of private, public and non-profit organisations in all sectors which produce a sustainability report in Asia. An independent panel of distinguished judges evaluates the entries to select 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-style sustainability advisory, research and training firm with an unbeaten track record more than 12 years. CSRWorks 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. The 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), Sasin Centre for Sustainability Management, AVPN, and CSRone among others.

For more information contact:

Claudia Li, Project Manager,

For more information on GAR, contact:

Wulan Suling, Corporate Communications

8 Feb

Thailand’s Bangchak Corporation clinches Asia’s top sustainability reporting awards
China Resources Power wins multiple awards

Singapore: The Bangchak Corporation, Thailand’s leading energy company, has won Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year award at the just concluded 2017 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). The company also won Asia’s Best Stakeholder Reporting and Asia’s Best Community Reporting awards and was declared a joint-winner in Asia’s Best Materiality Reporting category.

China Resources Power, an energy conglomerate in Mainland China and Hong Kong, emerged as the second biggest winner as it cornered three awards including Asia’s Most Transparent Report, Asia’s Best Environmental Reporting (joint winner), and Asia’s Best Sustainability Report – Standalone (Highly Commended).

Top winners at the 2017 ASRA included India’s Tata Steel (Asia’s Best Integrated Report), Vietnam’s Baoviet (Asia’s Best Sustainability Report – Standalone), Olam International (Asia’s Best Sustainability Report within Annual Report), and Taiwan’s Hair O’Right (Asia’s Best Sustainability Report – SME). Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group and Hong Kong’s Kerry Properties shared Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report as joint winners. Taiwan’s Sinyi Realty scored adouble by grabbing Asia’s Best Online Sustainability Report, and Asia’s Best Workplace Reporting awards.

Winners of the 2017 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards were announced and honoured in an exclusive awards ceremony-cum-gala-dinner event in Singapore on 6 February 2018.The event, hosted by the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr Scott Wightman at the picturesque Eden Hall, was attended by senior business leaders and dignitaries from non-profit organisations, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academia.

The winners received a specially designed plaque framed with recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year, won an exclusive golden plate. All finalists received a merit certificate printed on certified paper sourced from sustainable forests. Also, the winners and the finalists will be eligible to use the exclusive Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards logo as a mark of excellence in sustainability reporting.

ASRA, a non-profit initiative, is organised by Singapore-based sustainability advisory firm CSRWorks International to recognise excellence in reporting.

Following a global trend, several stock exchanges in the region now require listed companies to produce an annual sustainability report, mainly to meet investors’ demand for non-financial disclosure. ASRA winners are setting a new benchmark in sustainability reporting excellence which in turn will inspire more companies to raise the bar.

“Companies’ win at ASRA reflects their leadership in managing long-term social, environmental and economic impacts, risks and opportunities for competitive advantage,” said Rajesh Chhabara, managing director at CSRWorks International.

Please see below the complete listing of winners.

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More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is available at www.csrmatters.com

8 Feb

Kerry Properties’ first sustainability report wins at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards

Hong Kong, 8 February 2018: The inaugural Sustainability Report 2016 issued by Kerry Properties Limited (“Kerry Properties”) was awarded “Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report” at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2017 hosted in Singapore.

The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards are organised by CSRWorks International, a leading provider of sustainability services in Singapore. The Awards recognise and honour sustainability reporting leaders in Asia, and celebrate best practices in sustainability reporting and communications.

The competition was tough as there are many listed companies in Asia and large-scale multinational conglomerates competing in the awards each year. The award ceremony was held in Singapore on 6 February to unveil the winners of each category.

The accolade justifies Kerry Properties’ first Sustainability Report have demonstrated a promising start by producing a well-rounded report focused on material topics and stakeholder engagement. Kerry Properties’ Sustainability Report 2016 defines and announces the Group’s sustainability roadmap. The report was prepared in compliance with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong’s Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide. The report discloses the Group’s sustainability performances in terms of environmental protection, responsible operation, staff caring and community investment. This helps the general public and stakeholders of the Group to have a better understanding of Kerry Properties’ effort spent in these sustainability-related issues.

It is a huge encouragement to the Group for being awarded. This award reflects the effectiveness of Kerry Properties’ Sustainability Report in communicating their commitment and efforts to the public and will drive the Group to seek further enhancement in sustainability development.

About Kerry Properties
Kerry Properties (HKEx: 683) is a leading property investment and development company in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Leveraging on its decades of experience, expertise and brand equity in property development, the company focuses on building high-quality residences and mixed-use projects in prime locations of the major cities. It also owns and operates a premier investment portfolio of office, commercial and residential properties in prestigious neighbourhoods.

Note to editors:
More comprehensive information on the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is available at www.csrmatters.com
To view the full press release, visit Kerry Properties Limited’s website at:http://www.kerryprops.com/files/news/en/press-release_asra2017_en_08.02.18_v2.pdf

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. The vision for ASRA is to become the most inspiring recognition for sustainability reporting excellence in Asia. The Awards are open to all types and sizes of private, public and non-profit organisations in all sectors which produce a sustainability report in Asia. An independent panel of distinguished judges evaluates the entries to select the winners. www.csrmatters.com

For more information contact:
asra@csrworks.com