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Unilever Awarded "China Green Gold" by SOHU

2010-10-28 17:05
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BEIJING, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The winners of the SOHU China Green Gold Award were announced in Beijing. Among 6 companies selected from 106 participating companies, Unilever China won the China Green Gold Award.

The three-month election of the China Green Gold Award included two main parts, experts review and netizen voting, which attracted broad attention of society. With 106 companies nominated by netizens, over 300,000 people voted on SOHU's website for the most sustainable company in their eyes. The China Green Gold concept represents the harmony between economic development and environmental protection. It is the social responsibility and a new way of doing business.

The first ever China Green Gold Award followed three metrics of environmental protection, social welfare and economic development. The measurement of the award was based on a thorough analysis covering 12 different aspects of company operation, such as corporate sustainable strategy, organizational key performance index, sustainable investment, etc.

As a responsible corporation, Unilever has recognised its long-term obligations to the communities it serves. With a long history of working towards sustainability, we are focusing on the whole value chain from raw materials scouring, manufacturing, distribution, and consumer use to disposal. In particular, we want to be a sustainable business in every sense of the word.

The 2010 China Green Gold Award is a high appreciation and motivation for our sustainability work. Through more strong collaborations with government, NGOs, suppliers and others who share our aims and commitments, we have full confidence that Unilever will create a better future for China.

"I am delighted that Unilever could be the winner of the China Green Gold Award. It demonstrates that the actions guided by our sustainability strategy with the overarching theme of 'Small actions, big difference' are effective. We will work closely with our stakeholders and continue to do the right things for China," says Xiwen Zeng, VP Unilever China.

Source: Unilever

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