The industry leader in providing premium airport services, which currently has four lounges within London Heathrow Airport and firm expansion plans set for the remainder of 2017, was presented with the award in Bangkok which recognised its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in selected developing countries in 2016/17.
As part of the initiative, Plaza Premium Group introduced a year-long CSR education programme in association with the New York Times through various activities including workshops, debates and case studies across ten universities in Cambodia, India and Thailand.
The aim of the programme seeks to enhance the analytical skills of university students, promote their habit of reading, improve their English level, and enhance their understanding of global issues.
Commenting on the award, Mr Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of the Group remarked: “We are honoured to be recognised for having one of the best CSR practices across Asia.
“The accolade is a great accomplishment on our year-long education programme to make a positive difference to the society where we have operations. This international recognition also gives impetus to our continued endeavours in educating our younger generation in developing countries.”
Often dubbed the Nobel Prize for sustainability, the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards is an annual presentation organized by Enterprise Asia since 2008 with the aim of honouring Asian businesses for championing sustainable and responsible business practices.
Over 300 top CSR thought leaders, doers, speakers and practitioners from across the Asian region attended this ceremony.