Editor's Pick for Earth Day 2018
Leave No Footprint Taiwan
Source：Kuo Tai Liu
Each year, April 22 is a day dedicated to raising awareness on environmental issues.
Leave No Footprint TaiwanBy CommonWealth Magazine
Climate change and human activities have long been disrupting the balance of the environment, leading to irreversible damage to the planet. As a response to the increasing demand of ethical, responsible, and sustainable corporate behavior, the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has emerged. To encourage corporate citizen behavior in Taiwan, CommonWealth Magazine has initiated the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards since 2007.
“CSR not only exerts positive impact on sustainable development, it gears corporates in Taiwan to international standards and recognition,” stated current vice president Chien-jen Chen (陳建仁) on August 25, 2017 at the 11th CommonWealth Magazine Corporate Citizenship Awarding Ceremony. He praised the awardees as being “the models of the industrial and commercial sector.”
“At the Corporate Citizenship Awards there are no losers,” said Ying-chun Wu, president of CommonWealth Magazine. “This is an award on quality of life. Everyone is striving to show their commitment and competence on making this happen.”
The‘Green Lifeline’ to Extend Life
Last year, the Corporate Citizenship Awards were themed The Green Lifeline. Ying-chun Wu has pointed out that “environmental sustainability is a crucial issue.” From the 815 massive power blackout, to the consecutive 10 days with temperature topped over 36℃ that broke a 120-year record in Taipei, people should realize that “no matter which country, which corporate, everyone is in the same boat." Everyone should be responsible for leaving no footprint.
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