Enterprises in Zhejiang Province release the 2013 corporate social responsibility reports, Geely earn two honors [Global Times]
(Global Times Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility Reports by Enterprises in Zhejiang Province was held on November 25, 2013. During the conference, Geely Holding Group, as an annual representative of the enterprises which release their corporate social responsibility reports, released its own report on the site. Geely also earned two honors during the conference: "Zhejiang Province's Excellent Enterprise in the release of corporate social responsibility reports" and "Best Case Enterprise in Promoting Enterprise Information Disclosure through Boosting Corporate Social Responsibilities in Zhejiang and Shanxi Province".
Yang Xueliang, Chief Public Relations Officer of Geely Holding Group, said in the conference that Geely has established a complete management and governance system in the field of corporate social responsibility management, and integrated the system into corporate development strategies. The current system is able to effectively respond to the appeals from relevant interested parties. "Environmental Protection" and "Talents Education" are two major topics of greatest concern for Geely at the present stage in the field of corporate social responsibilities.
Yang Xueliang expressed that in the environmental protection field Geely upholds the corporate mission of "making the safest, most environmental-friendly and most efficient cars", takes a firm stand in technological innovation of automobile safety and environmental protection and accelerates the development and utilization of technologies in energy conservation and emission reduction and air purification. Take the air quality inside cars for example, Geely has gone from the single control of air quality to the user-friendly integrated management and control of interior environment quality in a quest for improvement of interior air quality. The improved interior air quality control technology has been applied in all Geely car models. In 2012, during a "Healthy Cars" test organized by a third party, Geely's Emgrand EC8 was one of the healthy cars recommended by the "Healthy Cars" test.
Yang Xueliang said that Geely has long been caring about the development of its employees and education of the country's future talents. For this, Geely has not only established Beijing Geely University, Sanya University and Zhejiang Automotive Engineering Institute but also, for many years, continued to pour efforts and donations into the cultivation of talents for the auto industry and the education of future talents for the society. As of 2012, Beijing Geely University and Sanya University have produced a total of 65,207 graduates for the society. With the help of "Li Shufu Education Assistance Fund", education plans have been funded and special fund established to help poverty-stricken college students continue their studies and bring early education to the left-behind children. Geely has also founded several auto training schools such as Zhejiang Geely Automobile Industry School and Hunan Geely Auto College and trained a large number of applied talents for the auto industry thanks to its "Combination of Production, Learning and Research" mode. Geely believes that employees are the source of innovation of a company and the decisive force for its development. Geely upholds the ideal that "Talent resources are the primary resources" and takes talents as the most valuable asset of the company. Geely also has created four career development paths for its employees and actively helped them plan proper career paths in line with their individual needs in order to build confidence in their career development and realize everyone's personal development goal.
Themed "Deepening Reform, Innovation-driven, Shouldering responsibility", the conference was jointly hosted by Zhejiang Province Economic and Information Commission, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the People's Government of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Banking Regulatory Bureau, Zhejiang Securities Regulatory Commission and Zhejiang Federation of Industrial Economics. Deputy Director General of Department of Policies, Laws and Regulations of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Fan Bin; Deputy Director of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the People's Government of Zhejiang Province, Zhu Hengfu; Deputy director of Zhejiang Province Economic and Information Commission, Li Shangkui; Executive Vice Chairman of China Federation of Industrial Economics, Lu Yaohua; Chairman of Zhejiang Federation of Industrial Economics, Zhejiang Enterprise Confederation and Zhejiang Enterprise Directors Association, Zhang Weiwen; leaders from Zhejiang Banking Regulatory Bureau, Zhejiang Securities Regulatory Commission and representatives from more than 180 enterprises attended this year's Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility Reports by Enterprises in Zhejiang Province.
Deputy Director General of Department of Policies, Laws and Regulations of MIIT, Fan Bin believed that corporate social responsibility has been raised to the national strategic level. Related officials from Department of Laws and Regulations of Zhejiang Province Economic and Information Commission noted that the inner driving forces are constantly increasing for enterprises in Zhejiang to build social responsibilities and that corporate social responsibilities have gradually become the strategic awareness of enterprise directors. Some enterprises have even set out to bring social responsibilities into their strategic management system and integrate into enterprise strategic planning and everyday operation and management. They have established social responsibility indicators to achieve institutionalization and standardization in the practice of social responsibilities.
Statistics indicated an increasing initiative of enterprises in Zhejiang Province to release social responsibility reports during recent years. According to incomplete statistics, the number of enterprises in Zhejiang which release social responsibility reports has jumped from 2 in 2007 to 152 in 2013, accounting for 16.7 percent of the whole nation. Among the enterprises which release social responsibility reports, private ones take up 62.7 percent, 73.3 percent come from Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou and Shaoxing, 86.7 percent earn more than 1billion yuan in annual turnover and 85 percent specialize in manufacturing.
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