As many as 41 enterprises have been presented with the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2012 (CSR Awards 2012) for their contributions to the fields of labour and environment.

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 30 to grant the awards to the winners.

According to the VCCI’s Director of the Business Office for Sustainable Development Nguyen Quang Vinh, this was the fifth time the awards was presented to those meeting criteria on improving working conditions and protecting labourers and the environment through the application of advanced energy-saving and environmentally-friendly technologies.

The awards also help raise businesses’ awareness of ensuring sustainable social development goals, he added.

Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Minh Huan said the awards has proved its prestige and importance with the increasing attention of businesses. It has become a widespread movement that encourages businesses to become more involved in social affairs.

VCCI Chairman Vu Tien Loc stressed that his chamber will continue to support businesses in carrying out their social duties through various activities, including information dissemination and human resources training.-VNA