Meet the winners of our More than a Market Awards 2019!
German companies and organizations with operations in Mainland China were invited to submit applications for ongoing social activities. An independent Chinese-German jury carefully evaluated 102 submitted projects from companies, which account for some 500,000 jobs in China. Among the 20 shortlisted finalists, the jury selected the winners for this year based on criteria such as impact, relevance, innovation, transferability and sustainability. The Awards were handed out at the More than a Market Awards Gala on the evening of the 30 May 2019, with H.E. Shi Mingde, the former ambassador of China to Germany, welcomed as the keynote speaker of the evening. Filled with workshops and discussions of ways to further expand social responsibility, the preceding ‘More than a Market Forum’ provided a platform for sharing and developing best practices and peer-learning of social engagement by German companies in China.
Please download our press release here in English and Chinese.
Please find the brochures with full project introductions here in English and Chinese.
“Based on respect, trust and values, the Chinese-German partnership has been thriving for decades, resulting in fruitful collaborations benefitting many”
Liz Mohn, Vice-Chair of Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board
In the category “Small Enterprises (1-500 employees in China)”, Taicang Inclusion Factory received an award that honors their partnership with Flex Zhuhai, in which both parties teamed up to develop a manufacturing unit (Mechanical Inclusive Factory) where all operators are people with intellectual disabilities.
In the category “Medium Enterprises (500-5,000 employees)”, E.G.O. Components was selected for their “Summer Camp” for left-behind children of migrant workers, which is dedicated to reuniting rural workers and their families who are otherwise separated due to the increase of high mobile labor force
In the category “Large Enterprises (more than 5,000 employees)”, Siemens China was awarded for their outstanding efforts in the company’s flagship project “I-Green Education Program” which aims to educate migrant children in the field of science and technology of environmental protection.
This year’s winner of the special category “Environmental Protection” is Henkel (China) Investment’s program “Flying Hope”, which aims to save the life of a bird species which is close to extinction due to land reclamation in East Asia and continuously adds new ideas and enriching partnerships to their efforts.
Due to this year’s high number of applications, ‘More Than a Market’ has awarded yet another organization for their outstanding performance in 2019: German School Shanghai-Hongqiao (DSS-Hongqiao) and its partner, the NGO Mifan Mama, have been selected as the winner of the category “Passion & Potential” for their “Project “‘Illumine+’ Eye Care Outreach” which is a comprehensive program for the benefit of poor children to provide measures for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of visual impairments, including free checkups, information on how to avoid and treat problems, as well as the organization and financial support of treatment and surgery when needed.
“Passion & Potential”
German School Shanghai-Hongqiao and NGO Mifan Mama