SHANGHAI -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC") has received the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award from Hong Kong's Mirror Post for a second consecutive year.
Mirror Post is a Hong Kong based monthly magazine that has been in circulation to audiences in the Greater China for over 37 years. The purpose of the award is to celebrate and increase awareness of Chinese enterprises that support CSR. Companies have to undergo a strict selection process in order to be nominated and then chosen for the award. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying was at the awards ceremony to present the awards.
SMIC's approach to CSR is to protect employees, customers, partners, the environment, communities and the interest of global investors. By focusing on these areas the company made significant achievements in 2014 such as being selected as a benchmark in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability (HSCS) Index for the fourth consecutive year. The HSCS is a benchmark index for companies that have attained a high standard of performance in the environmental, social and governance aspects. Another area worth mentioning is SMIC's role in the community such as the company's annual blood donation (Blood Drive), Zhang Jiang Charity Run, Million Tree Project etc. with the most notable being the Children's Liver Transplant Program. Setup in 2013, this is an ongoing project where 4 million RMB has already been donated to fund children from underprivileged backgrounds to undergo lifesaving liver transplant surgery. By the end of 2014, the program had managed to treat and save close to 50 children and that number continues to grow.
Commenting on the award, Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SMIC said, "It is a real honour for our company to be awarded for the second time in a row. I am very grateful for Mirror Post's acknowledgement in our work in CSR and it wouldn't have been possible without the support of the employees, leadership team and the charity organisation involved in our work. SMIC will continue its long term goals and commitments in CSR and sustainable development."
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