The inaugural European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Contest and Awards 2019 on Wednesday saw five companies being recognised for their commendable practices and contributions to the local economic development.
They are Khmer Green Charcoal, Knai Bang Chatt, Kulara Water, Artisan Angkor and Chip Mong Insee.
The awards, first of its kind, were given to five out of 17 shortlisted companies which fulfilled all the requirements including having recently-completed or ongoing CSR programmes which positive impacts can be demonstrated.
The awards were administered by representatives of the EuroCham Board, the EuroCham Business Committee, the Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur UNIDO and the academic sector, while a panel of judges was presided by Sok Chenda Sophea, secretary general of the Council for the Development of Cambodia and European Union ambassador George Edgar.
During a press conference, EuroCham Executive Director Mr Blaise Kilian assured that the panel of judges were independent in making their decision, adding that a good CSR programme is highly beneficial for a company’s sustainability and reputation.
This, he said, would also help attract business partner, shareholders and motivated employees.