Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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.


Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Baoviet's Deputy Chief Operating Officer
and Head of Corporate Strategy and General Affairs Division receiving the top
award from the British High Commissioner in Singapore H.E. Mr. Scott Wightman. 

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. H√•kan 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 ReportWinner: StarHub, Singapore

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

Asia's Best First Time Sustainability ReportWinner: Arvind Limited, India

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

Asia's Best Online CSR CommunicationWinner: Suntory Group, Japan

Asia's Best CSR Communication within Annual ReportWinner: Salcon Berhad, Malaysia

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

Asia's Best Stakeholder ReportingWinner: Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA)

Asia's Best Environmental ReportingWinner: Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong

Asia's Best Carbon DisclosureWinner: PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia

Asia's Best Supply Chain ReportingWinner: HP, Asia Pacific, Singapore

Asia's Best Community ReportingWinner: Singtel, Singapore

Asia's Best Workplace ReportingWinner: Trina Solar, China
Highly Commended: YTL PowerSeraya, Singapore

Asia's Most Transparent ReportWinner: Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong

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

About ASRAThe 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

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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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.

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, Systainability Asia, Green Evangelist, Academy of Fashion Professionals, Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA),  ABC Carbon and Ginga Environment.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2016 Open for Nominations

The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2016, the highest honour for sustainability reporting excellence in Asia, is open now for entries.

The Awards are being offered in 14 categories that include Asia’s Best Sustainability Report, Asia’s Best Integrated Report, Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (SME), Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report, Asia’s Best Online Sustainability Report and Asia’s Best CSR Report within Annual Report. Other awards categories include specialized areas such as environment, carbon disclosure, stakeholders, supply chain and community. Above all, the Sustainability Report of the Year award will be given as the top award.

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 will judge the entries to decide the winners. A short-list of finalists will be announced in mid-October and the winners will be announced in a glittering awards night in Singapore in November.

The Awards, a non-profit multi-stakeholder initiative by CSRWorks, Singapore’s leading sustainability advisory firm, are the foremost and the only Asia-level awards for sustainability reporting. The Awards are organised by csrmatters, a unit of CSRWorks which is focussed on research, recognitions and ratings. The Awards aspire to become the most inspiring recognition for sustainability reporting excellence in Asia.

“The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards has created a much needed platform for sharing best practices, bench marking, mutual sharing and peer learning by bringing together the leaders in sustainability reporting in Asia,” said Rajesh Chhabara, managing director of CSRWorks. “We also hope that the awards will inspire more companies to start reporting.”

He added that the Awards present an excellent opportunity to organisations to showcase their sustainability efforts, build trust among their stakeholders and attract socially responsible investors.

Interested organisations may submit their entries by the early bird deadline of 30 June 2016 or by the final deadline of 15 September 2016. An organisation may submit entries to multiple categories.

Further details on partnership opportunities, judging criteria, judging panel and how to enter are available on the awards website. 

See past year's winners here.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 Report Published

The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 Report is now available on the awards website.
Or, simply click on the image below to read or download the Report.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Hang Lung Properties clinches top awards at Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015

Hang Lung Properties and Birla Carbon Emerge As Big Winners


Winners of Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 with British High Commissioner Scott Wightman at Eden Hall in Singapore.


Singapore: Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong clinched Asia's Sustainability Reporting of the Year Award at the just concluded Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards. Hang Lung also won Asia's Best Sustainability Report Award 2015.
Other top winners included Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka (Asia's Best Integrated Report), Omnicom Media Group MENA, Dubai and ACWA Power, Dubai (Joint winners of Asia's Best First Time Sustainability Report), ADFIAP Philippines (Asia's Best Sustainability Report-SME), Orient Overseas Container Line, Hong Kong (Asia's Best CSR Communication within Annual Report) and Birla Carbon (Asia's Best Online CSR Communication). Birla Carbon also won Asia's Most Transparent Report award.


Winners of the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 were announced and felicitated in an exclusive awards ceremony-cum-gala-dinner event in Singapore on 28 January 2016.
The event was attended by dignitaries from diverse fields including business, non-profit, embassies, trade associations, advocacy organisations and academics. A significant number of finalists were present at the event who travelled from different places in Asia to attend the event.
The winners received a specially designed plaque framed by recycled wood. The winner of the top honours, “Asia’s Sustainability Report of the Year,” received an exclusive golden plaque. All finalists received a certificate printed on FSC certified paper sourced from sustainable forests.
In addition, the winners and the finalists will be authorised to use the privileged Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards Icons for branding purpose.
The event was hosted at Eden Hall, the official residence of the British High Commissioner in Singapore. The British High Commissioner His Excellency Scott Wightman was the Guest of Honour.
Winners of various awards categories are listed below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Visit www.csrworks.com for official announcement of the awards.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards Finalists

The winners of the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 will be unveiled in an exclusive awards ceremony-cum-gala dinner event on 28 January 2016 in Singapore. The event will be held at Eden Hall and the British High Commissioner His Excellency Scott Wightman will be the Guest of Honour.
The awards will be given in 14 categories. In addition, there will be a "Report of the Year" award to be given as judges' choice.


Here is the list of finalists for the 14 awards categories*:

      1.       Asia’s Best Sustainability Report
                         Airport Authority Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
                         Bharti Airtel (India)
                         Cairn India (India)
                          CLP Holdings Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                          Hang Lung Properties Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                          Majid Al Futtaim Properties (UAE)
                         Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (India)
                         Maybank (Malaysia)
                        Olam International (Singapore)
                        PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (Thailand)
                        Singtel (Singapore)
                        Yes Bank (India)

2.       Asia’s Best Integrated Report
        Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (Sri Lanka)
                          Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad
                          PT Pertamina EP (Indonesia)
                          The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong, China)


      3.       Asia's Best First Time Sustainability Report
                        ACWA Power (Dubai, UAE)         
                        Cerebos Pacific Limited (Singapore)        
                        MGI Coutier Exotech Industries Pvt Ltd (India)
                        Omnicom Media Group MENA (Dubai, UAE)      
                        PT Pupuk Kujang (Indonesia)     
                        Sime Darby Plantation (Malaysia)

4.       Asia's Best Sustainability Report (SME)
            ACWA Power (Dubai, UAE)
                         ADFIAP (Philippines)
                          MGI Coutier Exotech Industries Pvt Ltd (India) 


5.   Asia's Best CSR Communication within Annual Report 
              Cairn India (India)
                          Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (Sri Lanka)
                          EMC Software Services (India)  
                          Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                          Telekom Malaysia Berhad (Malaysia)


      6.       Asia's Best Online CSR Communication

                         Birla Carbon (India)
                        Maybank (Malaysia)
                        Indosat (Ooredoo group), Indonesia

      7.       Asia's Best Materiality Reporting
                       Airport Authority Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
                       Bangchak Petroleum PLC (Thailand)
                       Birla Carbon (India)         
                       Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan)
                       Hang Lung Properties Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                       Maynilad Water Services, Inc (Philippines)

8.       Asia's Best Stakeholder Reporting

                         Airport Authority Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
                           ADFIAP (Philippines)
                          Bangchak Petroleum PLC (Thailand)
                          Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (Sri Lanka)
                          Maybank (Malaysia)
                          Maynilad Water Services, Inc (Philippines)

9.       Asia's Best Carbon Disclosure
             Airport Authority Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
                          Cairn India (India)
                          Gammon Construction Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                          Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad
                          Maynilad Water Services, Inc (Philippines)
                          Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                           Sime Darby Plantation (Malaysia)
       
    
    10.   Asia's Best Supply Chain Reporting
                    Birla Carbon (India)
                    Gammon Construction Limited (Hong Kong, China)
  
     11.   Asia's Best Community Reporting
                       Birla Carbon (India)
                       Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan)
                       Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (Sri Lanka)
                       Maybank (Malaysia)
                       PT Pertamina EP (Indonesia)
                       PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Indonesia) 
                        PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (Indonesia)
                       StarHub Ltd (Singapore)
                        Telekom Malaysia Berhad (Malaysia)
                         YES Bank (India)

12.   Asia's Best Workplace Reporting
          Airport Authority Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
                          Ayala Corporation (Philippines)
                          Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (Sri Lanka)
                          Maybank (Malaysia)

 
     13.   Asia's Best Environmental Reporting

                      Airport Authority Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
                      Bangchak Petroleum PLC (Thailand)
                      Birla Carbon (India)
                       Maynilad Water Services, Inc (Philippines)
                      Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                       SM Prime Holdings (Philippines)
                      UOL Group Limited (Singapore)        
                       Wheelock Properties (HK) Limited (Hong Kong, China)


    14.   Asia's Most Transparent Report
                Birla Carbon (India)
                     Cairn India (India)
                     Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan)
                     CLP Holdings Limited (Hong Kong, China)
                     Maybank (Malaysia)
                     PT Pertamina EP (Indonesia)
                      SM Prime Holdings (Philippines)

 *Please visit the awards web page for the official list of finalists.

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

About CSRWorksThe Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is a not-for-profit initiative of CSRWorks International, Singapore’s leading sustainability advisory, research and training firm with more than 10 years of track record. CSRWorks closely works with businesses and other stakeholders to promote excellence in sustainability across the region. Our vision for the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards is to become the most inspiring recognition of sustainability disclosure in Asia.

For more information about the Awards, please visit: www.csrworks.com