SHANGHAI, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) announced the winners of the 2013 CSR Awards today at the Eighth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards Ceremony at the Twelve at Hengshan hotel in Shanghai. Along with presenting the CSR Leadership Award to KPMG China, AmCham Shanghai also recognized collaborative CSR programs created through partnerships between companies and non-profit organizations. Also presented were the Innovation Award that recognizes the company that set an example in addressing complex social and environmental issues by employing new and unique ways, and the Corporate Community Involvement Award, which recognizes outstanding corporate volunteer programs. The AmCham Shanghai 2013 CSR Award Winners are:
Leadership Award: KPMG China
Innovation Award: Standard Chartered Bank China
Corporate Community Involvement Award: Deloitte China
Partnership Award: Thermo Fisher – Enactus China
AmCham Shanghai President Brenda Foster congratulated the award winners and noted, "By recognizing these outstanding programs, AmCham Shanghai aims to not only acknowledge their efforts but also to provide models for other organizations as they plan their own CSR programs. We hope these award-winning programs honored today will inspire other companies to find innovative ways to carry out CSR activities and increase awareness of the power of CSR partnership and community involvement." Stephen Yiu, Chairman of KPMG China, said, "We have to educate, empower and equip our young generation, not only with the right professional knowledge and skills, but also by enabling them to grow into visionary leaders who can bring innovative and sustainable solutions to economic, social and environmental problems that we are all responsible for." Continued Yiu, "With the aim of being a good corporate citizen, we believe we are well-positioned to nurture our people to unleash their potential to build a better world for themselves and for future generations." Loh Long Hsiang, Shanghai General Manager, and Deputy Head of Origination and Client Coverage China, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited, said: "Banking plays a crucial role in the functioning of the economy and contributes towards a healthy and prosperous society. At Standard Chartered, we are very clear on our obligations. Today's Innovation award is testament to our efforts that echoes our brand promise to be 'Here for good'. It captures our commitment to always try to do the right thing, to take a long-term view, to support our clients and customers and the communities where we operate." The 2013 winners were selected from a strong field of nearly 40 nominees who exemplify best practices across the range of CSR focus areas. The award winners this year were selected according to a rigorous evaluation framework developed with reference to ISO 26000, the guidance on social responsibility released by the International Organization for Standardization. This year's judging panel consists of leading scholars and practitioners globally, including experts from within China.