Recognition & Awards

China Unicom was accredited with "Gold Award - Excellence in Environmental, Social, and Governance" in "The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2020".

The Asset ESG Corporate Awards are the longest running ESG awards in Asia bestowed annually by leading research house, Asset Benchmark Research (ABR). The awards offer a rigorous benchmarking service for the region’s listed firms, with regard to corporate sustainability. The criteria used to assess the companies range from an evaluation of financial performance, the quality of their governance, social and environmental responsibility and investor relations.

China Unicom’s investor relations website (https://www.chinaunicom.com.hk) has won two Grand awards in “iNova Awards 2020”.

The 20th annual competition this year, the international "iNova Awards" honors the world’s best corporate website. It is a famous and independent competition honoring overall excellence and innovation for corporate websites. All website entries are being judged by top-tier professionals from across the U.S.A, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, and Australia over a list of criteria including concept, content, creativity, ease of navigation, design, functionality, and overall success in achieving the company's goals.

China Unicom is honored to be voted by investors, analysts, and professionals in the financial community for a number of top awards at the "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2020", including:

  • "Best Overall Investor Relations (Large Cap)"
  • "Best in Communications Sector"
  • "Best in Hong Kong"

The "IR Magazine Awards", organized by the globally renowned IR Magazine, has been held around the world for more than three decades, honoring companies and individuals who have performed best in the practice of investor relations. "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2020" winners were voted by an independent survey of a wide poll of hundreds of investors, analysts portfolio managers, and members of the investment community located in the region.

China Unicom was voted five years in a row by portfolio managers and analysts as "Asia's No.1 Most Honored Telecom Company" in "2020 All-Asia Executive Team" ranking organised by Institutional Investor, a distinguished media with highly-respected proprietary benchmark research and rankings related to investment community. China Unicom is honored to have top rankings in the All-Asia telecommunications sector, including:

  • Asia's No. 1 Most Honored Telecom Company
  • Asia's Best CEO (Telecoms)
  • Asia's Best CFO (Telecoms)
  • Asia's Best ESG (Telecoms)
  • Asia's Best IR Team (Telecoms)

China Unicom was awarded "Most Outstanding Company in Asia - Telecommunication Services Sector" & "Overall Most Outstanding Company in Hong Kong" in the "Asia's Outstanding Companies Poll 2020" organized by Asiamoney, an influential financial publication which has been the voice of the banking and capital markets industries in Asia for nearly three decades.

The Asia's Outstanding Companies Poll is designed to acknowledge the listed companies that have excelled in areas such as financial performance, management team excellence, IR activities and CSR initiatives. Over 880 fund managers, buy-side analysts, bankers and research analysts took part in the voting for public listed companies across 11 markets in Asia.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) was voted by professional investors and analysts as "Best Corporate Governance in Asia" in "Asia’s Best Managed Companies Poll 2020" organised by FinanceAsia, an authoritative financial magazine. In addition, China Unicom also swept a number of top awards in the poll, including:

  • Best Managed Company in China - 1st
  • Best CEO in China - 1st
  • Best Corporate Governance in China - 1st
  • Best Environmental Stewardship in China - 1st
  • Most Committed to Social Causes in China - 1st
  • Best Investor Relations in China - 1st

China Unicom was accredited with the following corporate governance awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Award 2020 held by Corporate Governance Asia, a leading regional publication on corporate governance:

  • Asia's Best CSR
  • Asia's Best CEO
  • Asia's Best CFO
  • Best Investor Relations Company

These accolades underscore the Company's excellence in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility under the stewardship of outstanding executives who possess strong leadership and strategic visions. It also evidences the Company's success in investor communications through sustained efforts to provide timely updates of corporate development to the investor community and to uphold a high degree of transparency.

China Unicom's 2019 Annual Report "Yes! 5Gn" (print version and online version at ar2019.chinaunicom.com.hk) has been honoured with top accolades in international competitions:

  • Won 2 Grand awards and 6 Gold awards in International ARC Awards 2020.
  • Won 1 Grand award and 2 Gold awards in the internationally renowned Galaxy Awards 2020.
  • Won 3 Gold awards in International w3 Awards.
  • Won 4 Gold awards in "Vision Awards" and "Spotlight Awards" by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP) in 2020.

International ARC Awards is the world's largest and independent international competition, which is also branded as the "Academy Awards of Annual Reports" according to the financial media. Judges come from around the globe to participate in the ARC jury panels.

The internationally renowned Galaxy Awards 2020, which are judged by the marketing professionals from all over the world, honour the outstanding achievement in product and service marketing.

The w3 Awards recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning websites, videos and marketing program. Over 3,000 entries from around the globe participated in the competition.

LACP's annual report competition is one of the world's most influential annual report competition. All entries were judged by experienced media professionals. This year's competition drew an unprecedented number of submissions.

China Unicom ranked 290th by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2020

China Unicom’s website (https://www.chinaunicom.com.hk) was honored with the "Grand award - Websites" in the "Astrid Awards 2020".

The international "Astrid Awards" honors outstanding achievement in corporate design. Since the "Astrid Awards" was established in 1991, it is a famous and independent competition honoring outstanding achievement in design communications. Over 550 entries were received from 11 countries worldwide in 2020 and the Grand Awards were selected from the top scoring gold winners in each category.

China Unicom ranked 286th in "The Forbes Global 2000" for the year 2020, which screened for the world’s largest public companies in four metrics: sales, profits, assets and market value.