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Published on : Thursday, June 23, 2016
Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation, was honoured twice at the 6th Asian Excellence Award, receiving the Best CSR award for a fourth time overall and its first award for Best Investor Relations Company .
“Good corporate citizenship and good corporate governance have always been an integral part of our values and we are extremely proud to have been recognized for our Corporate Social Responsibility again this year and for Investor Relations for the first time,” said Blondel So, Genting Hong Kong’s EVP Corporate Services and Country Head of Hong Kong & Macau. “These standards are at the core of Genting Hong Kong, sustaining the company’s strategic development as we work towards maintaining our leadership position in the global leisure, entertainment and hospitality sector.”
With deep roots in the region and as part of Genting Hong Kong’s corporate social responsibility, the company has a long history of commitment in giving back to the communities and people of Asia. Over the years, Genting Hong Kong has made significant contributions in developing community relations, participating in environmental initiatives and providing scholarships and internships.
Among the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility highlights from last year, Genting Hong Kong organized fund raising events for various charity organizations including Singapore’s Breast Cancer Foundation and Taiwan’s Syin-Lu Social Welfare Foundation for the mentally disabled and their families; worked with Habitat for Humanity on a housing project in the Philippines; provided educational cruises from Hong Kong to Taiwan for disadvantaged students on board SuperStar Virgo; and promoted local arts and culture through the “Genting Cruise Across Culture Fund-raising Night” to raise awareness for Cantonese Opera and the establishment of the Original Pilipino Performing Arts Foundation to nurture local Filipino talent.
Organized by Corporate Governance Asia magazine, the Asian Excellence Recognition Awards recognizes excellence in corporate social responsibility, investor communications, business ethics, environmental practices and financial performance, based on scores and interviews with investors, analyst, fund managers, practitioners and board directors.The 6th Asian Excellence Recognition Awards presentation ceremony was held on 17 June 2016 at JW Marriot Hotel, Hong Kong.