Businesses honoured for social responsibility

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2012 (CRS Award 2012) was launched in Hanoi on August 27, to honour businesses gaining achievements in their operation and environmental protection.

The award is jointly organized by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

VCCI General Secretary Pham Thi Thu Hang said the current global economic recession is an opportunity for businesses to enhance their competitiveness through improving both working and living conditions for their workers, as well as protecting the environment.

Florian Beranek, Chief Technical Advisor of the United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO)-VCCI CSR project, asserted that the award aims to recognize businesses having a comprehensive view on their social responsibilities and putting these CSR principles into their daily operations.

Businesses can register to join the award until the end of November. Evaluating processes and assessment criteria can be found on the website

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