Sustainability Award Finalists

The Finalists for the Sustainability Award are:


Environmental Resources Management (ERM), with headquarters in London, is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services, with offices in 40 countries. In China, ERM is the largest wholly foreign owned environmental consultancy, with 130 professionals operating from offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Chengdu. ERM was established in China in 1994 and is the first and only international consultancy to hold a Class A (the highest level) environmental impact assessment license. ERM provides a wide range of environmental, energy, social and risk assessment services to large Chinese and multinational organisations.


Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer is a global general retailer selling a wide range of food, clothing and homeware products. They trade in 43 territories around the world, and have 1000 stores selling over 2.7 billion individual items per year to over 21 million customers. Marks and Spencer prides itself on its company values of Quality, Value, Service, Innovation and Trust. In 2007 they emboldened the value of Trust by launching ‘Plan A’, a sustainability plan which has now been successfully implemented, embedding the sustainable management of relationships and resources across their operations and beyond.


Morgan Thermal Ceramics

Morgan Thermal Ceramics designs, manufactures and installs a broad range of thermal insulation products that significantly reduce energy consumption and emissions in a variety of high temperature processing applications. A division of the Morgan Crucible Company Plc,UK which was founded in 1856, Morgan Thermal Ceramics serve iron & steel, petrochemical, power generation and transportation industries with total value solutions and is bringing innovative products to the China market.


Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. Standard Chartered’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’. In China, the Bank set up its first branch in Shanghai in 1858 and has remained in operation throughout the past 150 years.



Unilever is one of the biggest fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world, with over 400 brands spanning home, personal care and foods products in over 190 countries. Two billion times a day, somebody, somewhere, uses a Unilever product. Unilever’s history in China can be traced back almost 90 years, when Lever Brother established its first operation in Shanghai in 1923. In 1986, Unilever re-established itself in Shanghai, committed to building and maintaining a successful business, and a multi-local multinational in China.  In 2010 Unilever launched its global Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP); through USLP Unilever China is successfully embedding sustainable business strategy and practices across its operations in China.

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Awards Categories
Best New Exporter to China Award
Best Services Award
British Company of the Year Award
Chinese Investor of the Year Award
Education Institutional Partnership of the Year Award
Innovation Award
New Business Award
Sustainable Business Award

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