34 Companies Receive CSR Awards from AmCham

3:04:14 PM | 31/10/2019

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi (AmCham) on October 30 honored its members’ best corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs at a ceremony presided over by American Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink.

The fifth annual AmCham CSR Recognition Awards recognized 34 companies for demonstrating they understand the linkages between business operations and society, and conduct business in a way that creates both long-term economic and social value in Vietnam.

AmCham’s CSR Recognition Award Program is designed to raise awareness of CSR among AmCham members and the community, and to provide recognition to firms with best practice CSR programs in Vietnam. To qualify for AmCham’s CSR Recognition Award, a company’s CSR program must receive high marks in four separate categories: (1) Attention to business objectives and societal needs; (2) Creation of long-term economic and social gains; (3) Communication and sharing of best practices; (4) Program sustainability.

In remarks at the event, AmCham Chair Natasha Ansell said, “In the past, businesses primarily concerned themselves with the economic results of their decisions. Today, however, businesses must also reflect on the ethical, moral and social consequences of their decisions. The AmCham Chair explained that corporate social responsibility is no longer defined by how much money a company contributes to charity here, but by its overall involvement in activities that improve the quality of people’s lives in Vietnam.”

The event featured speeches by PACCOM head Phan Anh Son, and United States Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink.

Reflecting on the great CSR programs that many AmCham members operate in Vietnam, AmCham Executive Director Adam Sitkoff said, “In the past, executives viewed corporate social responsibility as just another source of pressure from their corporate office. But as customers, employees, and society placed increasing importance on CSR, many leaders now look at it as a creative opportunity to fundamentally strengthen their businesses while contributing to Vietnam’s development at the same time.”

Awards were given to: 3M, AES, AIA, AIP Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, BIDV-MetLife, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Crowne Plaza West Hanoi, Deloitte, Dow, ExxonMobil, FedEx Express, Ford, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hanesbrands, Herbalife, Hilton Hanoi Opera & Hilton Garden Inn, Ho Tram Project Company, HP Technology, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72, Johnson & Johnson, JW Marriott Hanoi, KPMG, Microsoft, Mondelez Kinh Do, Pacific Basin Partnership, Procter & Gamble, Regent Garment Factory,
Savills, Suntory Pepsico, VinaCapital, and Visa.

Nam Pham