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Shanghai promotes CSR in green development

THE CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Excellence Awards program started in Shanghai yesterday with the theme “Invest in Green Future” which promotes the idea of “green development.”

The program incorporates case collection and selection as well as a summit on green innovation. The case collection and selection promotes the idea of “green development” proposed as a core principle in Shanghai’s 13th Five-Year (2016-2020) Plan. The summit, to be held at the end of July, will award companies with the CSR Excellence Awards and lead discussions on CSR.

The program, guided by the Shanghai Information Office, the Shanghai Commission of Commerce and the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, is hosted by Shanghai Observer under Jiefang Daily, Shanghai Daily and Beijing-based SynTao Co is a co-organizer, while Jiefang Daily Enterprise Innovation and Development Research Center, Shanghai Daily Multinational Companies Club, the Shanghai Association of Foreign Investment and the Shanghai Association of International Economic & Technological Cooperation give their full support.

This year marks the start of Shanghai’s 13th Five-Year Plan, which embraces the concept of an innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development. How to invest in a green future is of great importance to Shanghai, which aims to become a global innovation center in science and technology.

Against this backdrop, the CSR Excellence Awards program will offer good corporate examples to further drive Shanghai’s sustainable growth and to build a consensus among the public to help promote better international communication for Shanghai as an innovation-driven metropolis.

The CSR Excellence Awards program welcomes multinational companies as candidates and domestic enterprises that are being restructured. Cases from multinational companies, state-owned enterprises or private firms are all eligible for the competition to showcase Shanghai’s ambition and competitiveness in the pursuit of a green future.

The three-month-long program will collect cases of CSR.

The awards will be presented in three categories: Green Awards, Shared Value Awards and Responsibility Innovation Awards. The Green Awards comprise Annual Green Product/Service, Annual Green Supply Chain and Annual Green Operation. The Shared Value Awards comprise Annual Community Engagement, Annual Employee Care and Annual Cross-sector Collaboration. The Responsibility Innovation Awards cover Annual Responsibility Innovation and Overseas Responsibility Innovation.

Companies or their subsidiaries registered in Shanghai, including foreign-invested firms, SOEs and private companies with good CSR practice can apply to compete.

The CSR Excellence Awards has started collecting cases until May 27.

Between May 30 and June 10, the organizers will give a preliminary review of the cases collected. Between June 13 and June 30, the public and participating enterprises can vote online to decide winners together with the opinions of a professional judging panel.


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