The third annual Better Business Awards ceremony took place on the evening of September 25th at the Regent Taipei. The awards were presented in five categories that demonstrate responsible business; Best Innovator in Healthcare, Best Business Leader, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity and Social Enterprise. The award sponsors and winners are Taiwan based Companies that have been dedicated themselves to development of Responsible Business.
BCCT is a membership organisation with 5 key pillars: Commercial interests, responsible business, promote UK, promote Taiwan, and government engagement.
The Women in Business Programme aims to raise awareness of the importance of gender diversity in the workplace in Taiwan through events and activities under three main themes: Educate, Connect and Celebrate.
BCCT celebrates Responsible Business in Innovation in Healthcare, Best Business Leader, CSR, Social Enterprise, and Diversity
Supporting Companies for the awards are; Best Innovator in Healthcare is GlaxoSmithKline Far East B.V., Taiwan Branch, Best Business Leader is HSBC, CSR is British Chamber of Commerce Taipei, Diversity is Standard Chartered Bank and British Council, Social Enterprise is KPMG
Best Innovator Award – Innovation in Healthcare
Winner: Sense Innovation
Finalists: Home Angel, Duofu Care & Service
Business Leader of the Year
Winner: Jay Chen, HENG LEONG HANG CO., LTD.
Finalists: Laura Wang, PCA Life Assurance CO. LTD.,
Revital Shpangental, Anemone Ventures LTD.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Winner: Diageo Taiwan Inc.
Finalists: Standard Chartered Bank, Kimberly-Clark Taiwan
Winner: GlaxoSmithKline Far East B.V.
Finalists: L'Oreal, Womany Media Group
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important part of any company. From the early days of simple (though important) Philanthropy CSR has become an integral corporate activity. Globally employees are placing increasing importance on a company’s CSR actions in their decision to work for that company. Companies now find that attracting the best talent - and retaining that talent - is reliant on their company having not only a great CSR programme but also on how they communicate that programme to the world. CSR is also being integrated into the mission of a company and is no longer seen as something “other” or additional.
This award is to recognize a company operating in Taiwan that demonstrates excellence and/or innovation in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. The award is not dependent on a company’s size and is open to local and/or foreign companies. It will consider not only the CSR programme that a company runs but also how that programme is relevant and integrated into the business and the benefits that it brings to the recipients, the employees, and the wider network of stakeholders.
Best innovator Award, this is the first time for BBA to contribute an award to healthcare industry and also a good chance to recognize the hard work of people, no matter in the fields of tech companies, social media, media society, NGO, patient group, HR recruitment group. Really welcome all BCCT members to take this chance or join us to discovery our everyday hero who help people to do more, feel better and live longer.
Taiwan is a health advanced country and the government is also encouraging creativity measures to improve people’s life, improve the health system. The most important thing is to help people in Taiwan live longer with a balance resource, a good place for investment and embed the concept of Patient Focus. In the healthcare industry, people should always be the first.
When the concept of “people first” raised, we believe it is not only to think about the people who need help or support, we should also think about people who keep providing their expertise, energy, time and help Taiwan to become one of the best places to live on.
Innovation could be variety, from an idea to a bigger concept then becomes an action that changes people’s behavior or life. Innovation is also always a non-stop journey to solve the problem, move forward. GSK and BCCT work together to create this award in 2019 because we believe creating a sustainable health environment and encouraging development require public, enterprise, and government to work together. We also look forward to the government to invest more on prevention, healthcare and medical working field.
A best innovation award--- Innovation in Healthcare, open to Taiwan-based and international companies (company limited or company limited by shares) and under the banner of the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Business Awards, will provide a great platform to celebrate and share the achievements and learning from organisations in this important area.
HSBC prides itself as being an institution aligned to the highest standards; spanning our products and services, but also importantly, our leadership in supporting the community and cultivating positive economic development. The sponsorship of an award to recognise a business leaders significant achievement covering diversity & inclusion, social enterprise, sustainability and promoting cross border economic relations is at the core of what we stand for.
Social Enterprise, it uses business methods to solve problems in society and despite the seriousness, many are thriving with as many reporting growth last year as conventional businesses in the world.
Social enterprise is a world trend. Social enterprises are a kind of social innovation, and effectively solve social or environmental problems via a sustainable business model. The major purpose of social enterprise is to pursue public interest and solve social problems. It doesn’t rely on government grants or donations from the private sector. The development of social enterprise in Taiwan is still in the early stages but is getting wide attention. Creating a suitable social business development environment requires public, enterprise, and government to work together. Only in this way we can encourage social enterprise in continuous innovation and steady growth.
A Social Enterprise Award, open to Taiwan-based social enterprises (company limited or company limited by shares) and under the banner of the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Business Awards, will provide a great platform to celebrate and share the achievements and learning from organisations in this important area. This will not only leverage KPMG’s professional experience in audit, finance, tax and advisory service, but also involve the professional
consulting and incubation program via connecting our clients’ network. It can create more business opportunities to carry out the cooperation between social enterprises, profit-organizations and potential investors.
We suggest that submissions can be made in the form of a team submission, but all have to be made under the name of a specific company.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of great business. Companies around the world now recognize that it is the rich diversity of a workplace that creates innovation and helps modern companies to thrive. Beyond simply inclusion companies are now very aware that it is in the diversity of ideas and backgrounds that the future of innovation lies. We are aware that across different organisations in Taiwan, some fantastic, innovative work in equality, diversity and inclusion is taking place.
A Diversity Award, open to Taiwan-based organisations from both the private and public sectors and under the banner of the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Better Business Awards, will provide a great platform to celebrate and share the achievements and learning from organisations in this important area. It will also, more crucially, become a valuable tool to acknowledge the organisations and individuals excelling in the area and to recognise the impact that their work has on their organisations but also on the wider communities and on society at large. Submissions can be made in the form of an individual or a team submission, but all have to be made under the name of a specific company or organisation.
This is aligned to our own aspirations at the Standard Chartered Bank to be an organisation recognised as taking a leading role in international approaches to equality, diversity and inclusion.
The following diversity dimensions have been identified as global common areas of focus:
Gender: To engage all genders in our continued support and progress towards gender equality
Nationality & ethnicity: To have a workforce representative of our client base and footprint
Generations: To leverage generational experiences to increase innovation and deliver products and services for employees and clients at various life stages
Disability: To be a disability confident organisation with a focus on removing barriers and increasing accessibility
Sexual orientation: To provide support, enable individuals to bring their whole selves to work and be appreciated for who they are and what they bring to the organisation
Diversity of thinking: To enhance innovation as well as enable groups to reduce risks