Vietnamese sustainable businesses ranking programme 2017 launched

Wednesday, 2017-04-19 16:32:02
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The most sustainable businesses in Vietnam in 2017 will be announced in December this year.
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NDO/VNA – A programme ranking the most sustainable businesses in Vietnam in 2017 was launched on April 18 in Hanoi.

The annual programme, being jointly co-conducted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) in addition to a number of ministries and agencies for the second time, aims to honour innovative and successful enterprises. It also encourages companies in Vietnam to focus on sustainable development plans.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Nguyen Quang Vinh, Deputy Secretary General of VCCI, said sustainable companies are usually highly competitive and productive and better at integrating and adapting than firms that put profit above the community and the environment.

The Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) with 151 quantitative criteria for evaluation sets standards for sustainable development for Vietnamese enterprises, according to Dao Dinh Thi, Deputy Chairman of VBCSD.

According to the organising board, enterprises which were found to have fully complied with the law between 2014 and 2016 are eligible to participate in this year’s programme. They are also asked to calculate their CSIs themselves.

The ceremony to announce the most sustainable companies will take place in December this year.

The first programme was launched in 2016, drawing the participation of some 400 firms.