Strong Will and Strong Faith Drive SCTV Forward

10:38:49 AM | 22/12/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously damaged economies of many countries, not just Vietnam. To strengthen resilience, improve competitiveness and grasp business opportunities, enterprises have only one approach: That is to go sustainable.

Vietnam has actively joined the global path to sustainable development by adopting the Vietnam Sustainable Development Orientation (Vietnam's Agenda 21), the Vietnam Sustainable Development Strategy for the 2011-2020 period, and most recently, the National Action Plan for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Joining this work, the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD - VCCI) has diligently developed the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) to provide businesses with a scientific, systematic governance tool for achieving sustainable development.

After four years of implementation, the program has attracted as many as 1,500 businesses active in different industries nationwide to apply for participation. Saigontourist Cable Television Company Limited (SCTV) is one of the CSI award winners for the commerce - services Category at the 2020 announcement ceremony held on December 10 in Hanoi.

As a media and telecommunications service provider, in addition to informing Party and State policies, SCTV also carries on a lofty mission: Bringing television cultural products of humanity to all classes of audience.

With a right strategic direction, SCTV has focused on building special and unique contents, investing in technology, expanding the cable network infrastructure, developing many value-added services and enhancing customer care.

To date, SCTV has become the leading provider of communications and telecommunications services in Vietnam. Since its inception, SCTV has always determined that development goals must be sustainable, business growth must be coupled with better life for workers and responsibility to the social community. For many years, SCTV has been among top taxpayers in Vietnam, with growing annual revenue. Employees are guaranteed to have a stable life. In addition, SCTV has actively joined social activities such as blood donation, funding the poor and supporting flood victims.

In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, many businesses were struggling with salary and reward cut. Some even had to halt their operations or went bankrupt. SCTV has managed to guarantee stable income for employees and pay nearly VND500 billion of taxes to the State Budget. Furthermore, SCTV also organized two humanitarian blood donations in Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City, sent VND600 million to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, when the central region was hard hit by hurricanes and floods, SCTV also raised more than VND700 million and sent a relief team to severely damaged areas to support local people.

SCTV General Director Tran Van Uy said, “At the end of 2020, SCTV continuously received good news. On November 25, SCTV was honored with Vietnam Value award by the National Brand Council for having a National Branded product in 2020, and right after that we were recognized as one of the most sustainable businesses by the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD - VCCI). This achievement of SCTV came after many years of steadfastly pursuing the strategic goal: CONTENT - COVERAGE - TECHNOLOGY - VALUE-ADDED VALUE - AFTER SALE SERVICES. We understand that, in order to hold a leading position in communications and telecommunications, we must develop sustainably. To be sustainable, we must have “STRONG FAITH” and “STRONG WILL”.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum