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Friday, 30 October 2009, 09:59 HKT/SGT

Source: Intel
14 Finalists of the Asian CSR Awards Announced

MANILA, Oct 30, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asian CSR Awards, co-presented by AIM and Intel, is Asia's premier Awards program on corporate social responsibility. This year's awards program attracted 211 entries representing 132 companies from 14 countries. It recognizes and honors companies in Asia for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects and programs. The Awards are given in five categories: Best Workplace Practices, Concern for Health, Environmental Excellence, Poverty Alleviation, and Support and Improvement of Education. There is an exhaustive search and selection process for the Awards that include the generation of entries, initial screening, short-listing by a panel of experts, and final judging.

The Asian CSR Awards is recognized as the leading awards program on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia and is an inherent component of the annual, regional Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) conference and Expo. AFCSR 2009 is co-presented by the Asian Institute of Management's RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). The organizing committee is composed of representatives from major sponsors, regional NGOs, international organizations and CSR organizations.

A complete list of the 2009 Asian CSR Awards finalists follows: List of 2009 Finalists (Company, Project and Country)

Category: Environmental Excellence

Tetra Pak Pakistan: Building entrepreneurship and sustainability, Pakistan
Senoko Power Limited: Senoko Power Environmental Project, Singapore
Smart Communications Inc: Alternative Power for Cell Sites Program, Philippines

Category: Support & Improvement of Education

Citibank N.A./ Citi Philippines: Estudyantipid - TV/cable-based finance literacy program for public school children, Philippines
De La Salle Lipa: Book mobile and Reading Program, Philippines
Smart Communications Inc.: Your Partner in Education, Philippines

Category: Poverty Alleviation

Chevron Philippines Incorporated: Chevron-Marcellin Kapatid Program, Philippines
IBM Philippines: IBM World Community Grid, Philippines
National College of Science and Technology: NCST DTS Program, Philippines

Category: Best Workplace Practices

Ayala Land Inc: ALI Green Training Series: "Fostering a Sustainability
Mindset within Ayala Land", Philippines
City Developments Ltd: Workplace Health Project, Singapore
Quezon Power: Employee Empowerment Program, Philippines

Category: Concern for Health

JAAG Broadcasting Systems-SAMAA TV: The Polio Control Cell (A united fight against polio in Pakistan), Pakistan
Pulp and Fibre Business, Grasim Industries Limited: Public Private Partnership for Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being, India
AFCSR 2009 is well supported by Intel as Strategic Partner: Asian CSR Awards and Official Technology Partner; Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. as the Strategic Corporate Partner; Holcim, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Sagittarius Mines, Inc., The Phinma Group, Unilever and The Coca-Cola Company as Official Industry Partners; and Ayala Corporation, Banyan Tree Global Foundation Ltd., Jollibee, Jubilant Organosys Ltd, Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philamlife), Philippine Coffee Board (Kape Isla), Microsoft and SM Foundation as Cooperating Partners. The Public Relations Partners are Weber Shandwick - Manila, Amex Team - Thailand, APCO Worldwide - China, Creative Crest - India, Integrated Public Relations - Malaysia, Masso PR Vietnam and PR Society of Indonesia. Official media partners include International Herald Tribune, ammado, ACN Newswire, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), BusinessWorld, ChinaCSR.com, China CSR Map, China Newswire, CSR Asia, G-PLUS GLOBAL Pte Ltd, Management Systems Asia, Philippine Daily Inquirer, philstar.com, Syntao, The Employer Magazine and The Trainer Magazine.

AFCSR has 24 leading NGO partners from all over Asia. These are:
ActionAid International Vietnam
ASEAN Foundation
Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium
Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia
Business in the Community-UK
Center for Development and Integration Vietnam
Centre for Social Markets India
Community Business Hong Kong
Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Council for Better Corporate Citizenship Japan
Habitat for Humanity International
Indonesia Business Links
Kenan Institute Asia
League of Corporate Foundations Philippines
Makati Business Club
Management Association of the Philippines
Management Institute for Social Change Malaysia
National Center for Sustainability Reporting Indonesia
Philippine Business for Social Progress
Population and Community Development Association of Thailand
Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum
PPM Institute of Management Indonesia
Responsible Business Initiative Pakistan
Singapore Compact for CSR

For further information on the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility and Asian CSR Awards, please visit www.asianforumcsr.com.

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