HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – April 17, 2019 – FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited (FCHK), a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina, is committed to nourishing the lives of Hong Kong people with its full range of high quality and nutritious dairy products for all ages. FCHK is honoured to be awarded the ‘HKQAA CSR Advocate Mark’ by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (“HKQAA”) for 3 consecutive years, recognising its immense efforts and outstanding contributions in corporate social responsibility.

FrieslandCampina Hong Kong Received the “HKQAA CSR Advocate Mark” for Three Consecutive Years 1

FrieslandCampina Hong Kong received the ‘HKQAA CSR Advocate Mark’ for 3 consecutive years in recognition of its full commitment and dedication in CSR practices.

The HKQAA CSR Advocate Index is a credible independent audit scheme for FCHK to conduct voluntary benchmarking to measure the maturity level of its practices.  Among the professional audit designed with reference to the ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility, FCHK is proud to receive the recognition from HKQAA of its outstanding CSR performance across seven core subjects — ‘organisational governance’, ‘human rights’, ‘labour practices’, ‘environment’, ‘fair operating practices’, ‘consumer issues’, and ‘community involvement and development’ through the Index. This year, FCHK has hit full score in three aspects, “human rights”, “labour practices” as well as “community involvement and development”, and has yielded an overall average score of 4.64 out of 5.

Ms. Helena He, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Hong Kong, commented on the award, ‘We are honoured to be awarded “HKQAA CSR Advocate Mark” again this year, which recognises our commitment and dedication in CSR practices. In FrieslandCampina Hong Kong, we embrace our responsibilities to create a favourable business environment for sustainable development by implementing CSR practices internally with respect to corporate governance as well as people and business strategies, and extending influence to our business partners and the community’.

In the past years, FCHK has established cross-industry partnerships with local NGOs, academian, industry experts, business partners and customers leveraging our industry expertise to extend the coverage of our community involvement through our annual Hong Kong World Milk Day campaign to advocate healthy lifestyle to local families, Milk Tea Day and New Generation Milk Tea Master Training Programme to promote and sustain the Hong Kong-style milk tea making craftsmanship to the next generation, as well as supporting local food banks and charity groups by providing food assistance to people in need to get better nutrition.

hnique, an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong. FCHK also formed a cross-sector public-private partnership with social service organisations and renowned chained restaurant groups to host the ‘New Generation Milk Tea Master Training Programme’ to empower the unemployed. As Hong Kong people’s partner in health, FCHK supports local food banks and charity groups and provides food assistance to people in need. In 2018, FCHK served over 28,000 beneficiaries with an aggregate value of over HKD1.4 million to the community.

About HKQAA CSR Index

To facilitate organisations to translate these good intentions in to good actions, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency launched the HKQAA CSR Index in 2008. The Index provides quantitative metrics to measure organisations’ maturity level in practicing their social responsibilities. The index is designed with reference to the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility. For more information, please visit: www.hkqaa.org/en_gsservice.php?catid=7 

About Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency

Established in 1989 as a non-profit-distributing organisation by the Hong Kong Government, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (“HKQAA”) helps industry and commerce in the development of quality, environmental, safety, hygiene, social and other management systems. The professionals in HKQAA possess a wide range of international and industrial knowledge and experience to provide the market with a full spectrum of conformity assessment services. For more information, please visit: www.hkqaa.org/