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KPMG China wins prestigious China CSR Award

KPMG China wins prestigious China CSR Award

KPMG China has been crowned with the China CSR Award 2017 in the Education category.

KPMG China has been crowned with the China CSR Award 2017 in the Education category.

The China CSR Awards 2017

KPMG China has been crowned with the China CSR Award 2017 in the Education category. The awards are one of the most respected in the corporate social responsibility field in China.

On 3 May, Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Global China Practice Daisy Shen accepted the award on the firm’s behalf and shared about our firm’s efforts to promote lifelong learning – one of KPMG China’s four CSR pillars - at the awards ceremony in Beijing.

Co-organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China, the China-Britain Business Council and the American Chamber of Commerce in China, the China CSR Awards 2017 recognised companies that have made a positive difference for society in China. Over 200 senior executives of US and UK companies, government stakeholders and representatives of key national and international media outlets attended the awards ceremony.

Competition was high as there were 75 eligible companies, including multi-national companies and non-governmental organisations, considered for the CSR Awards that KPMG China won.

Daisy Shen accepted the award on behalf of KPMG China

Daisy Shen accepted the award on behalf of KPMG China

“We are proud to receive the China CSR Award in the Education category. KPMG has a global and local focus around lifelong learning, and this award recognises our commitment and efforts over the past years to empower future leaders and assist their development through our various programmes and initiatives. It’s also testament to one of our firm’s shared values that we help improve communities as a responsible corporate citizen,” said Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Pat Woo.

 

Rebuilding projects and school missions

During the awards ceremony, Daisy spoke about our firm’s ongoing commitment and efforts to promote education and lifelong learning through a variety of programmes. She spoke about our three school rebuilding projects in Gansu and Yunnan and the construction of a community centre in Sichuan, which were all completed in 2010. Since then, our volunteers have taken part in school missions twice a year. To date, over 600 volunteers have joined the school missions.

Daisy also shared her own experience as a volunteer in a school mission during 2014. She said that she felt our programme not only brings the children knowledge and broadens their horizons but also allows our volunteers to spend time with them and instil positive messages.

Daisy Shen shows the mission booklet to the audience and shares her experiences in volunteering for a school mission

Daisy Shen shows the mission booklet to the audience and shares her experiences in volunteering for a school mission

“I am proud to tell you that at KPMG, CSR is at the heart of our culture and is injected into our DNA through our day-to-day interactions with each other. I feel very privileged to have participated in the school mission in 2014. The children there don’t need money, but love and inspiration which can empower them to change and dream about the future,” Daisy said.

Daisy Shen (left) and Rachel Layburn (right), partners of KPMG China, and Clare Pearson (middle), chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, at the awards ceremony

Daisy Shen (left) and Rachel Layburn (right), partners of KPMG China, and Clare Pearson (middle), chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, at the awards ceremony