China Unicom was accredited with “Platinum Award - Excellence in Environmental, Social, and Governance” in “The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2021”.
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 website (https://www.chinaunicom.com.hk) has won the Grand award in iNova Awards 2021".
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 was voted six years in a row by portfolio managers and analysts as Asia's No.1 Most Honored Telecom Company" in "2021 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 China - Telecommunication Services Sector" in the "Asia's Outstanding Companies Poll 2021" 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. Some 1,071 fund managers, buy-side analysts, bankers and research analysts took part in the voting for public listed companies across 13 markets in Asia.
China Unicom ranked 260th by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2021
China Unicom was voted by professional investors and analysts as "Asia's No.1 Best Telecommunications Company" in "Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2021" organised by FinanceAsia, an authoritative financial magazine.
In addition, China Unicom also swept a number of top awards in the poll, including:
- Asia's No.1 Best Telecommunications Company
- Best Managed Listed Company in China - 1st
- Best CEO in China - 1st
- Best Investor Relations in China - 1st
China Unicom was accredited with the following corporate governance awards in the 11th Asian Excellence Award 2021 held by Corporate Governance Asia, a leading regional publication on corporate governance:
- Asia's Best CSR
- Asia's Best CEO
- Best Environmental Responsibility
- Best Corporate Communications
- Best Investor Relations Company
These accolades underscore the Company's excellence in corporate governance, environmental and 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 and corporate 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 2020 Annual Report "Unicom's Got Talents" (print version and online version at ar2020.chinaunicom.com.hk) has been honoured with top accolades in international competitions:
- Grand award in the internationally renowned Galaxy Awards 2021.
- 8 Platinum/ Gold awards in "Vision Awards" by LACP in 2021.
- 4 Gold awards in International ARC Awards 2021.
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 internationally renowned Galaxy Awards 2021, which are judged by the marketing professionals from all over the world, honour the outstanding achievement in product and service marketing.
China Unicom was awarded "The Best of Asia - Icon on ESG" and "ESG Influencer" in the "16th Asian ESG Award 2021" held by Corporate Governance Asia. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company, was honored with the "Asian Corporate Director Award".
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 and ESG practices.
China Unicom's website (https://www.chinaunicom.com.hk) has won the Gold Award in the "2020/2021 Mercury Awards".
The international "Mercury Awards" honors excellence in public relations. Since the "Mercury Awards" was established in 1987, it has been a famous and independent competition honoring outstanding achievement in public relations. In 2020/2021, 351 entries were received from 13 countries worldwide.
China Unicom ranked 276th in "The Forbes Global 2000" for the year 2021, which screened for the world’s largest public companies in four metrics: sales, profits, assets and market value.