Taipei, Taiwan – May 13th, 2020 – Companies worldwide with an outstanding commitment to sustainable development have the opportunity to earn the recognition and acclaim they deserve by entering the 2020 Global Corporate Sustainability Awards (GCSA).
2020 GCSA embraces the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the UN’s 2030 agenda. In previous years, the award winners included Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) from the US, Siemens from Germany, ASUSTeK from Taiwan, GSB from Thailand, PT Vale Indonesia Tbk from Indonesia, and JANAJAL from India. The entries will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of international judges drawn from government, academia, and corporations.
Guided by the UN’s sustainable development outline, GCSA has four key objectives:
1. Promoting corporate sustainability principles and SDG practices.
2. Recognizing corporate efforts toward sustainable development.
3. Honoring companies that provide complete disclosure of economic, environmental, social and governmental performance and clearly communicate sustainability performance and impacts through sustainability reporting.
4. Encouraging individuals who contribute to positive impacts and accomplish outstanding successes in sustainability.
GCSA offers awards and recognition in three major categories: Outstanding Professional, Sustainability Reporting, and Best Practice.
GCSA-Outstanding Professional: Highlights exemplary individuals who have made outstanding contributions to sustainable development within their respective organizations. Individuals can be nominated for this award by government agencies, corporations, or academic organizations.
GCSA-Sustainability Reporting: Rewards those corporations that disclose information in their corporate social responsibility reports that is complete, reliable, and transparent.
GCSA-Best Practice: Recognizes outstanding performance in sustainable development business practices and projects.
Registration opens on 11th May 2020, and submission closes on 10th August 2020. The results will be announced, and the winners notified on 4th October 2020. The awards ceremony will be held on 18th November 2020 during the 3rd Global Corporate Sustainability Forum (GCSF) in Taipei, Taiwan.
2020 GCSA is hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Development Goals(A·SDGs), co-organized by Taiwan Academy of Corporate Sustainability (TACS), Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), and Center for Corporate Sustainability (CCS).
For details about 2020 GCSA, please visit: https://bit.ly/2RRelk9
Brief introduction of the Alliance for Sustainable Development Goals
Founded in 2018, A·SDGs is a platform for sustainable development that brings together industry, government, academia, non-profit organizations, and leading companies, to promote the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), provide a positive influence on society, and promote the future of sustainable development.
Brief introduction of the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE)
TAISE was initiated and funded by the advocates of sustainable energy in 2007, aiming to facilitate research into development of sustainable energy and to promote sustainable energy infrastructure. TAISE continuously working towards raising the awareness of sustainable energy and related issues, establishing a knowledge exchange platform for academic and technological sustainability groups, facilitating publication of sustainable energy journals and specialist books, and raising the concern of the local industries towards sustainable energy. Through exchanges of academic knowledge and technologies, TAISE aims to gather the expertise in the field to further the journey of sustainable developments.
For more information about TAISE, please refer to https://www.taiseen.org.tw/.