China Unicom was accredited with "Platinum Award - Excellence in Environmental, Social & Governance" and "Highly Commended Investor Relations Team" in "The Asset Corporate Awards 2018". In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company, was accredited again with the "Best Chief Executive Officer Award".
The Asset Corporate Awards are the longest running ESG awards in Asia bestowed annually by leading research house, Asset Benchmark Research (ABR). The Platinum, Gold and Titanium awards offer a rigorous benchmarking service for the region’s listed firms. The criteria used to assess the companies range from an evaluation of financial performance, management, corporate governance, social and environmental responsibility and investor relations, which are a proxy for gauging management acumen and sustainable growth. The Best Chief Executive Officer award acknowledges the leadership qualities of a chief executive officer and rewards a range of skills and attributes including inspirational leadership, strategic thinking, team- and relationship-building, effective communication and change management.
China Unicom was voted by investors, analysts, and professionals in the financial community as "Best in Communications Sector", "Best in Hong Kong" and "Best Overall Investor Relations (Large-Cap)" at "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2018". These accolades reaffirm the endorsement from the capital market on the Company's dedicated effort on best investor relations and corporate governance practices, and strong commitment to a high standard of transparency.
The "IR Magazine Awards", organized by the globally renowned IR Magazine, has been held around the world for more than 25 years, honoring companies and individuals who have performed best in the practice of investor relations. "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2018" winners were voted by an independent survey of a wide poll of investors, analysts, and members of the investment community located in the region.
China Unicom was awarded "The Best of Asia - Icon on Corporate Governance" in the Recognition Awards 2018 by Corporate Governance Asia. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company, was honoured with the "Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2018."
The awards are in recognition of corporate which has outstanding performance in various aspects including overall corporate governance track record, management discipline, disclosure and transparency, the discipline of the board of directors and its sub-committees, investor relations practices and corporate social responsibility practices.
China Unicom’s website (https://www.chinaunicom.com.hk) won gold award in "iNova Awards" consecutively for three years. This year in "iNova Awards 2018", the redesigned China Unicom website won a gold award in "Redesign/Relaunch - Stakeholder Communications".
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. Numerous websites from all over the world participated in the contest, which was the 18th annual competition this year.
China Unicom's Annual Report "Unicorn in a New Era" (print version and online version at ar2017.chinaunicom.com.hk) has won various top accolades in international competitions:
- Won 5 Gold awards in International ARC Awards 2018.
- Won 7 Gold awards in "Vision Awards" and "Inspire Awards" by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP).
- Won 2 Grand awards and 3 Gold awards in the internationally renowned Galaxy Awards 2018.
- Won 1 Gold award in International w3 Awards.
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. Judging is based on the values of creativity, clarity, effectiveness, and excellence of the annual reports.
LACP's annual report competition is one of the world's most influential annual report competition. All entries were judged by experienced media professionals, based on the overall impression, cover design, chairman's statement, report narrative, report financials, creativity, message clarity and information accessibility of the annual reports. This year's competition drew one of the largest number of submissions ever.
The internationally renowned Galaxy Awards 2018, judged by the marketing professionals from all over the world. It honours 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 5,000 entries from around the globe participated in the competition.
China Unicom was voted three years in a row by portfolio managers and analysts as "Asia's No.1 Most Honored Telecom Company" in "2018 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 ranked 273rd by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2018
China Unicom was voted by professional investors as "Asia's No.1 Best Managed Telecommunications Company" in "Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2018" by the authoritative financial magazine, FinanceAsia.
China Unicom also swept a number of top awards in the poll, including:
- Asia's No.1 Best Managed Telecommunications Company
- Best Managed Company in China - 1st
- Best Investor Relations in China - 1st
- Best Corporate Social Responsibility in China - 1st
- Most Committed to Corporate Governance in China - 1st
China Unicom was accredited with the following corporate governance awards in the 8th Asian Excellence Award 2018 held by Corporate Governance Asia, a leading regional publication on corporate governance:
- Asia's Best CEO
- Asia's Best CFO
- Best Investor Relations Company
These accolades underscore the Company's excellence in corporate management and governance 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 stands out from 500 excellent Internet of Things (IoT) enterprises to rank sixth on the World IoT Ranking List 2018 announced at the World Internet of Things Convention 2018, and is one of the three Chinese enterprises shortlisted in the top 10.