China Unicom was voted by investors, analysts, and professionals in the financial community as "Best in Communications Sector" and "Best IR by a senior management team" at "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2019". 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 30 years, honoring companies and individuals who have performed best in the practice of investor relations. "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2019" winners were voted by an independent survey of a wide poll of investors, analysts, and members of the financial community located in the region.
China Unicom was voted four years in a row by portfolio managers and analysts as "Asia's No.1 Most Honored Telecom Company" in "2019 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 rank No.1 in all categories in the telecommunications sector. The detailed list is as follows:
- Asia's No. 1 Most Honored Telecom Company
- Asia's Best CEO (Telecoms) - 1st
- Asia's Best CFO (Telecoms) - 1st
- Asia's Best Corporate Governance (Telecoms) - 1st
- Asia's Best ESG SRI Metrics (Telecoms) - 1st
- Asia's Best Investor Relations Company (Telecoms) - 1st
China Unicom’s website (https://www.chinaunicom.com.hk) has won the Grand award in "iNova Awards 2019".
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. Over 150 website entries received from 17 countries around the world participated in the contest, which was the 19th annual competition this year.
China Unicom was awarded "The Best of Asia - Icon on Corporate Governance" in the Recognition Awards 2019 by Corporate Governance Asia. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company, was honored with the "Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2019."
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 was accredited with "Gold Award - Excellence in Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility & Investor Relations" in "The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2019". In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company, was accredited with the "Best Chief Executive Officer Award".
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. The criteria used to assess the companies range from an evaluation of financial performance, management, corporate governance, social and environmental responsibility and investor relations. 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 again by professional investors and analysts as "Asia’s No.1 Best Managed Telecommunications Company" in "Asia’s Best Managed Companies Poll 2019" organised by FinanceAsia, an authoritative financial magazine. In addition, China Unicom was honoured with the award of No. 1 Best Growth Strategy in China.
The excellent recognitions mark the endorsement by professional investors and investment analysts of China Unicom’s continuous enhancement in strategy execution and leading standard in corporate governance in Asia. In particular, the Company deepened the execution of the Strategy of Focus, Innovation and Cooperation and proactively advanced Internet-oriented operations. The mixed-ownership reform has powered up the Company with differentiated advantages, bringing notable enhancements in the quality and efficiency in development and in corporate vibrancy. China Unicom would like to sincerely thank its investors and the investment community for their kind support and the great vote of confidence.
China Unicom's 2018 Annual Report (print version and online version) has been honoured with top accolades in international competitions:
- Won Grand award and 2 Gold awards in International ARC Awards 2019.
- Won 4 Gold awards in "Vision Awards" by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP).
- Won 2 Gold awards 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.
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.
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 accredited with the following corporate governance awards in the 9th Asian Excellence Award 2019 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 ranked 262nd by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2019
China Unicom’s website (https://www.chinaunicom.com.hk) was honored with the "Grand award - Websites" in both the "Mercury Awards 2018/2019" & "Astrid Awards 2019".
The international "Mercury Awards" honors the most illustrious and creative corporate communication work. Since the "Mercury Awards" was established in 1987, it is a famous and independent competition honoring outstanding achievement in professional communications. This year, 612 entries were received from 17 countries for the "Mercury Awards" and the Grand Awards were selected from the top scoring gold winners in each category.
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 405 entries were received from 13 countries worldwide in 2019 and the Grand Awards were selected from the top scoring gold winners in each category.
China Unicom ranked 251st in "The Forbes Global 2000" for the year 2019, which screened for the world’s largest public companies in four metrics: sales, profits, assets and market value.