Three awards in China for citizenship activities

Jul 31, 2009

In the past few months, Amway received several major awards for corporate social responsibility in China. They have a network of tens of thousands of distributors who volunteer together. They also have very innovative approaches to supporting their communities.

Project Sunshine

On March 31, Amway’s Project Sunshine received two recognitions from China Enterprise News, in the categories of “Excellent Corporate Social Responsibility Program for a Multinational Corporations” and “Most Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility Program.”

Due to a nationwide urbanization initiative in China, children of migrant families do not receive the same education and health support as other city children. Project Sunshine, a cooperation with the China Children and Teenagers Fund (CCTF), has begun to alleviate the difference by equipping schools with books and computers, educational speakers, tutors, special programs and integrated activities with urban schools.

In the next three years, more than 45,000 children will be empowered with knowledge through various activities that integrate migrant children with urban school children by Amway volunteers.

Project Sunshine Award

Project Sunshine Books Project Sunshine Teachers Project Sunshine Schools

Spring Bud Teacher Training Center

On May 31, in recognition of the Amway Spring Bud Teacher Training Center, Amway was granted the "China Children's Charity Award" by the All China Women's Federation (ACWF) and the China Children and Teenagers' Fund (CCTF) in the Great Hall of People in Beijing.

The Spring Bud program has been managed by these two organizations since 1989, with the goal of helping girls in poor areas of China to return to school. When the Sichuan earthquake hit in May 2008, schools were among one of the worst hit. Amway donated RMB 1.06 million to support the Amway Spring Bud Teachers Training Center in the disaster area to help rebuild the education infrastructure and repair the schools.

Spring Bud Training Center Spring Bud Teacher Training Spring Bud Teachers

Disaster Relief

On July 25, Amway made the list of the “Corporate Social Responsibility Top 50” published by the Hurun Research Institute in Shanghai. Amway was recognized for its contributions to disaster relief, children’s philanthropy and environmental protection.

The candidates were from the top 500 corporations and the Fortune 500 in China. The criteria included corporate social responsibility leadership including transparency (25%), charitable donations (25%), taxes paid (12.5%), number of employees (12.5%), employee management (12.5%) and environment protection (12.5%). Amway was the sole winner in the direct selling industry.

Congratulations to our friends in China, and all the great programs that support our local communities and demonstrate the values this company was founded on.

CSR Top 50

  • 1 Comment

    • Guest says:

      Jesse,Thanks for sharing these great testimonies of Amway in China. Keep up the great work! God Bless.

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