The Asia Pacific Awards program recognises organizations for embodying the principles of corporate responsibility in their business philosophy and operations following the principles of United Nations Global Compact. Awards are given for programs that achieve excellence in terms of services to stakeholders and innovative sustainable solutions to pressing social challenges.
Awardees should demonstrate the company’s leadership, sincerity and on-going commitment to incorporating ethical values (anti-corruption), compliance with legal requirements (labour standard), respect for individuals (human rights), involvement in communities and protection of the environment into the way they do business. The Awards categories are as follows:
In addition, the Awards Committee may choose to recognize a particular program with a CSR Impact Award. The CSR Impact Award honors a program that has an on-going track record of significant sustainable impact and is innovative and replicable. It may be a combination of other categories stated earlier.
The main criterion is that the organization has made CSR an integral part of the way they do business and has implemented CSR projects or programs that have a significant impact and are sustainable in all appropriate areas of operations. Furthermore, these companies should represent role models and exert positive influences on their stakeholders, their peers and their communities. These companies should demonstrate that they are actively promoting CSR to both their internal and external stakeholders.
Now on its 5th year, the Asian Pacific CSR Awards program is presented by JCI Achiever and CSR Daily. It is the organiser’s belief that CSR can be truly sustainable only when it is integrated into the company’s business model and is regarded as fundamental to strategy to excel business excellence and innovation. The Awards ceremonies will be held during the Gala Dinner and Awards Night of the 2016 Asia Pacific CSR Awards in Kuala Lumpur, in September 2016.