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Leading corporates Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered, score China Sustainability Awards

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28 October 2011
Leading corporates Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered, score China Sustainability Awards

BEIJING: Corporate members of The Climate Group, Coca-Cola and Standard Chartered, were among several leading companies that won China Sustainability Awards granted by Sohu.com, one of China's leading internet search engines. 

Now in its second year, the China Sustainability Award is a joint effort between Sohu.com, a leading internet search engine and media company with 250 million users in China, Green.sohu.com, and ATKEARNEY, a top consultancy firm. 

Sub-categories of the high-profile, prestigious awards which were broadcast live yesterday included Social Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability and Innovation.

Ying Yingguang, Assistant President, Standards Chartered Bank claimed the award yesterday. She said: "Sustainability is one of Standard Chartered Bank's core business concepts. We would like to encourage more clients and employees to achieve the low carbon objectives in their daily life. Meanwhile, we promise to provide US$10 billion on our Renewable Energy and Clean Technology program."

Other Chinese companies to be awarded Grand Awards were Dupont, IBM, Sunrain Group, Philips, P&G and SamsungIntel won one of the three Green Innovation Awards. 

The expert panel included Changhua Wu, Greater China Director, The Climate Group, who was judging for her second year. As well as expert judgment, the selection process also combined consulting firm assessment and internet user votes.

Changhua Wu also attended the awards ceremony in Beijing yesterday. She said: “The Climate Group supports this positive award, which celebrates innovation in low carbon technology and Clean Revolution leadership. We are especially proud of our members Coca-Cola and Standard Chartered, who both have great initiatives within their industries, which will all contribute to building a smarter, greener future for all.’

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