Meet the winners of our More than a Market Awards 2018!
Our third More than a Market Awards Gala was held on 31 May 2018. Out of 100 projects in the field of social responsibility, five were chosen as the winners.
Please download our press release here in English and Chinese.
Please find the brochures with full project introductions here in English and Chinese.
“Responsible entrepreneurs can – and should – make a meaningful contribution to shaping social change.”
Liz Mohn, Vice-Chair of Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board
In the category “Small Enterprises (1-500 employees in China)”, Ningbo Silk Trend Garments was chosen for its “PMX Summer Kindergarten” project, where children of migrant workers are reunited during the summer months with their parents, while enjoying trainings and activities such as excursions, arts and sports provided by the company.
In the category “Medium Enterprises (500-5,000 employees)”, Festo China received the award for their exemplary engagement in training and equipping Chinese participants for taking part in the world’s largest international vocational skills contest, the “WorldSkill” competition.
In the category “Large Enterprises (more than 5,000 employees)”, BASF (China) received the award for their “BASF Kids Lab” project, which sparks young, inquisitive minds about natural sciences, especially chemistry, and helps children gain a practical understanding of science.
In the category for “Outstanding Supply Chain Management”, which were initiated by five or more German companies, METRO Jinjiang Cash & Carry was selected with their ‘Star Farm’ project – a food safety consulting firm, which supports farmers in developing and implementing more sustainable farming techniques and a greater control of food safety and quality.
Acknowledging the overwhelming number of German companies engaged in social inclusion, the category “Social Inclusion” was additionally introduced. Changsha Bach’s Bakery was awarded this prize for its “Bach’s Bakery Program”, by employing, training and giving people with hearing impairments the opportunity to learn baking skills and gain financial independence by being fully integrated into a normal work environment.
“Supply Chain Management”
METRO Jinjiang Cash & Carry