TAIPEI, Taiwan – Underscoring its commitment to a sustainable business, the community and the environment, Ford Lio Ho (FLH) was recently named one of Taiwan’s Top 50 corporate citizens by CommonWealth (CW) magazine.
The magazine’s 2011 Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility competition ranked FLH sixth in the category of "Foreign Enterprises", following Citibank, HSBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Intel and EPSON.
The Top 50 were chosen following a three-phased selection process. The first phase considered all listed companies in Taiwan that have shown a profit for three consecutive years. The Top 1000 on this list were asked to outline their activities in the following topics: Governance, Business Commitment, Social Involvement and Environmental Protection. A 14-member judging panel, which included government officials, selected the Top 50 based on the responses. The Top 50 includes 30 large companies, 10 medium-sized companies and 10 foreign enterprises.
For foreign enterprises, three indicators were evaluated. The first was ‘business commitment’. The judging panel recognised FLH’s focus on workplace safety and employee care and was impressed by the company’s 2010 award for Friendly Workplace by the Council of Labour Affairs.
In the category of ‘social involvement’, Ford also stood out. Since 2009, FLH has put over 1000 drivers through its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme and is a regular participant in Ford's annual Global Week of Caring initiative.
Finally, in the category of ‘environmental protection’, FLH was lauded for taking the lead among local automotive companies. FLH was the first to support an Environmental Protection Administration initiative in 2010 by signing a voluntary agreement to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 15 percent by 2015.
"FLH has been proud of its commitment to corporate citizenship in Taiwan. All of its employees consider corporate responsibility a key part of who we are as a business," said Albert Li, president, FLH. "Our legacy of caring continues. At Ford, we're not only committed to making great products and building a strong business, we believe in contributing to a better world."
|Green initiative posters invite FLH employees to get involved. |