Enterprise Asia announces 69 award recipients at the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2021
This year, Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards (AREA) celebrates its 10th anniversary milestone championing the most exceptional CSR programmes across Asia. Widely regarded as the gold standard for CSR and sustainability practice, AREA is the most prominent CSR recognition programme across Asia initiated by the region’s leading NGO, Enterprise Asia.
Enterprise Asia is pleased to recognise 69 outstanding award recipients who exemplify determination and perseverance despite these trying times. The AREA awardees have demonstrated relentless dedication to responsible business practices amid the ongoing pandemic. This year, an impressive 205 nominees from 16 countries were shortlisted in the final round of judging and only 69 were accorded award recipients.
Richard Tsang, President of Enterprise Asia stated in his welcome speech, “Today, the majority of a company’s long-term value includes components such as innovation, intellectual capital and culture. Thus, a strong ESG strategy is an important element of a broader long-term value strategy that is tied to a business’s purpose and vision for recovery and success moving towards the post COVID-19 world.”
Since 2011, AREA has recognised businesses from various industries while honouring their achievements in the seven categories of Social Empowerment, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Green Leadership, Corporate Governance, Circular Economy Leadership and Responsible Business Leadership.
Among the notable winning project from the Investment In People Category is Thai Life Insurance Public Company Limited’s winning programme - "Opportunity for Better Life" 2nd Edition. Furthermore, King Power International Co., Ltd.’s programme ‘King Power Thai Power’ and PTG Energy Public Company Limited programme - PT Volunteer Camp, ‘We Care Leave No One Behind’ is awarded in the Social Empowerment Category. PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited with their programme ‘Community Health Development’ has won under the Health Promotion Category. Additionally, Pitak Ratchakitprakarn, President and CEO of PTG Energy Public Company Limited from Thailand has awarded the Responsible Business Leadership Category which recognise leaders who are strong advocates for responsible entrepreneurship and in promoting the sustainability agenda.