Recognition & Awards

China Unicom's 2016 annual report "BEAT THE HEADWIND TURN THE TIDE" has been honoured with the award of "Best of Show - World's Best Annual Report" in International ARC Awards 2017.

Annual Report is an important communication channel between the corporates and their stakeholders including shareholders, investors, customers and business partners. It enhances the corporates to present to the stakeholders their latest development, future plan and strategy. Annual report also acts as a crucial role in the valuation of corporates and information disclosure in compliance with the regulatory requirements. 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. The "Best of Show" Award is the highest accolade recognised in the industry. The past winners of this award included IBM Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, NIKE, Inc., Dow Jones, General Motors Corporation and Novartis. China Unicom is the first mainland China enterprise achieving this grand award. There were altogether about 2,000 entries from 33 countries participating in the contest this year, which was the 31st annual competition. Judges come from around the globe to participate on the ARC jury panels. Judging is based on the values of creativity, clarity, effectiveness, and excellence of the annual reports.

The above grand recognition showcases China Unicom thoroughly expressed the theme "BEAT THE HEADWIND TURN THE TIDE" and effectively presented the persuasive messages about its development in its 2016 annual report. Meanwhile, it also reflects that global capital market well-appreciates and recognises China Unicom's outstanding corporate governance and transparency of international leading standard.

China Unicom ranked 241st by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2017

China Unicom was voted by professional investors as "Asia's Best Management Team" in "Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2017" by the authoritative financial magazine, FinanceAsia. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company was named again as "Best CEO in China - 1st" and Mr. Li Fushen, Executive Director and CFO of the Company was named as "Best CFO in China - 1st".

Additionally, China Unicom also swept a number of other top awards in the poll. The full list is as follows:

  • Asia's Best Management Team
  • Best CEO in China - 1st
  • Best CFO in China - 1st
  • Best Investor Relations in China - 1st
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility in China - 1st
  • Best Managed Company in China - 2nd
  • Most Committed to Corporate Governance in China - 2nd

China Unicom was accredited with "Platinum Award for Excellence in Governance, CSR & Investor Relations" in "The Asset Corporate Awards 2016". The Asset Corporate Awards are the longest running ESG awards in Asia bestowed annually by leading research house, Asset Benchmark Research. The Platinum, Gold and Titanium awards offer a rigorous benchmarking service for the region's listed firms. The criteria used to assess the companies include a range of metrics of financial performance, quality of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental responsibility and investor relations, which are a proxy for gauging management acumen and sustainable growth.

China Unicom was voted by investors "Most Progress in Investor Relations" at "IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2016", and Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company was voted "Best Senior Management". These accolades reaffirm the endorsement from the capital market on the Company's dedicated effort on investor relations and corporate governance, and strong commitment to a high standard of transparency.

"IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2016" winners were decided by an independent survey of investors and analysts located in the region. This year, IR Magazine received votes from over 200 investors and analysts to the poll. Just as in IR Magazine's other awards in Europe and the Americas, investors and analysts are asked to vote for the company giving them the best service in each awards category.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited was voted by institutional investors as "Asia's No.1 Most Honored Telecom Company" in "2016 All-Asia Executive Team" ranking organised by the authoritative financial magazine, Institutional Investor. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company was named as "Asia's Best CEO (Telecoms) - 1st", Mr. Li Fushen, Executive Director and CFO of the Company was named as "Asia's Best CFO (Telecoms) - 2nd ".

Additionally, China Unicom also swept a number of other top awards in the survey. 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) - 2nd
  • Asia's Best Investor Relations Company (Telecoms) - 2nd
  • Asia's Best Website (Telecoms) - 2nd

China Unicom was awarded "The Best of Asia - Outstanding Company on Corporate Governance" in the Recognition Awards 2016 by Corporate Governance Asia. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company, was honoured with the "Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2016."

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 voted by professional investors as "Asia's No.1 Best Managed Company - TMT Sector" in "Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2016" by the authoritative financial magazine, FinanceAsia. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company was named as "Best CEO in China - 1st", Mr. Li Fushen, Executive Director and CFO of the Company was named as "Best CFO in China - 2nd ".

Additionally, China Unicom also swept a number of other top awards in the poll. The full list is as follows:

  • Asia's No.1 Best Managed Company - TMT Sector
  • Best CEO in China - 1st
  • Best CFO in China - 2nd
  • Best Managed Company in China - 2nd
  • Best Corporate Governance in China - 2nd
  • Best Investor Relations in China - 2nd
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility in China - 2nd

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited's 2015 Online Annual Report was accredited platinum award and ranked Top 10 of "Top 100 Reports Worldwide" in "2015 Vision Awards" by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP). In addition, the Company's 2015 annual report also won 4 gold awards in 2016 International ARC Awards.

LACP 2015 Vision Awards 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. Nearly 1,000 entries from 24 countries were received.

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 on the ARC jury panels. Judging is based on the values of creativity, clarity, effectiveness, and excellence of the annual reports.

China Unicom's revamped website (www.chinaunicom.com.hk) won gold award in the category of "Website Redesign - Investor Relations" in the "iNova Awards 2016".

"iNova Awards" is the world's famous and independent competition honoring overall excellence and innovation for corporate websites. There were numerous websites from all over the world participating in the contest, which was the 16th annual competition this year.

Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of China Unicom, was named "Asia's Best CEO" in the 6th Asian Excellence Award 2016 held by Corporate Governance Asia, a leading regional publication on corporate governance. Mr. Li Fushen, Executive Director and CFO, was also named "Asia's Best CFO". Meanwhile, China Unicom was honoured by the publication as "Best Investor Relations Company".

These accolades underscore the Company's excellence in corporate management, social responsibilities and corporate 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 207th by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2016. (Fortune August 2016 issue)