Meet the winners of our More than a Market Awards 2020!
This year 82 CSR projects from German companies operating in China were submitted to the More than a Market Awards. The projects range from vocational training for people with impairments for more inclusivity to projects that improve electricity efficiency or increased renewable resource usage. Each project makes a difference in creating awareness and solutions to the social challenges all of us face as a society and in business. Out of the 82 submitted projects 18 were shortlisted finalists. The awards were handed out at the More than a Market Awards Night on 29 October 2020 in three categories. As a highlight, Dr. Clemens von Goetze, the Ambassador of Germany to China, welcomed guests with an inspiring keynote speech.
Please find the brochures with full project introductions here in English and Chinese.
“The More than a Market initiative continues to bring Chinese and German social projects together, whilst also highlighting the CSR challenges that still lie ahead of us”
Titus von dem Bongart, Vice-Chairperson of the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai & Partner/Head of GBN Greater China, ASEAN, and Korea at Ernst & Young (China) Advisory Ltd. Shanghai Branch Office
In the category “Small Enterprises (1-500 employees in China)”, Wemhoener (Changzhou) Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. received an award for their project “Wemhoener Charity Foundation” which promotes dialogue and exchanges among school students from the Changzhou Xinbei district and Herford, Germany, in the areas of culture, sports and education.
In the category “Large Enterprises (more than 5,000 employees)”, SAP Labs China was awarded for their outstanding efforts in the company’s “SAP SCHOOL 4 Autism at Work” project which aims to create more awareness on autism and opportunities for people affected.
The award of this year’s special category “Cooperation with Local Partners” was won by AICHELIN Heat Treatment Systems (Beijing) Cop., Ltd. for supporting the Little Swan School in Beijing, a school for left-behind children of migrant workers.