The 5th Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) will be recognising and awarding the best CSR practitioners across Asia at a Gala Dinner at Banyan Tree, Macau SAR, China.
These institutions have not only designed and executed sound and effective CSR programmes, but have reinvented CSR in embedding sustainability into their core initiatives. These companies have truly institutionalised sustainability in truly making a difference for their targeted beneficiaries. AREA serve to recognise and make visible these best CSR practices across Asia.
AREA essentially honours Asian businesses for championing sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship demonstrating companies’ leadership, sincerity and on-going commitment in incorporating responsible and ethical values, legal compliance, respect for people and individuals, involvement in communities and protection of the environment into the way they run their businesses.
The programme recognises leading CSR practices in the following corporate categories Social Empowerment, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Green Leadership and SME CSR, and the individual category, Responsible Business Leadership.
This year Enterprise Asia has received over 300 nominations from 30 countries where awarding programmes and their institutions will come from all corners of Asia including Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
48 companies throughout Asia are proud recipients of the Awards after undergoing the tough and stringent nomination, shortlisting, auditing and judging stages. These companies have taken the helm in spearheading today’s leading CSR agenda. In addition, 4 individuals have stood out in their exemplary leadership in embedding CSR in their corporate culture and will be awarded under the Responsible Business Leadership Category.
Since 2009, AREA has been hosted regionally, namely for the South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia chapters awarding companies for their respective nations. This year Enterprise Asia embarks on a more inclusive AREA 2015 chapter awarding the best CSR programmes from the whole of Asia.
About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Enterprise Asia builds on its two pillars of existence: investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia work with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote entrepreneurial and sustainable development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generations.
For further information, visit www.enterpriseasia.org/AREA
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