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Samsung Electronics Awarded "Community Care Company Of The Year" At 2016 Asia Corporate Excellence And Sustainability Awards

Journal Online, Philippines

Smart Smart Schools & Tech Institute project carried out by Samsung

Smart Smart Schools & Tech Institute project carried out by Samsung

Ms. Irene Ng, VP of Marketing, delivering acceptance speech at the Awards Ceremony

Ms. Irene Ng, VP of Marketing, delivering acceptance speech at the Awards Ceremony

Team Samsung celebrating the big victory

Team Samsung celebrating the big victory

SINGAPORE, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics has been named "Community Care Company of the Year" at the 2016 Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards. Samsung has clinched the highest accolade in this award category, in recognition of its excellence in community outreach and sustainability efforts -- a testament to Samsung's continued commitment as a global citizen to inspire and create a positive difference around the world.

"Samsung is honoured to be recognised for our community care efforts once again and it gives us tremendous pride to be awarded the highest accolade for this category this year. We strongly believe that success goes beyond tangible business achievements, and giving back to the communities that we operate in has always been an integral part of our brand philosophy. Over the years, we have established scalable and sustainable Citizenship programmes across the region, with education being at the core of how we serve our community. We look forward to continuing our efforts to improve the quality of life for all," said Irene Ng, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia & Oceania.

The Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards recognises outstanding companies and individuals across two domains; leadership and corporate social responsibility. The Top Community Care Companies category celebrates companies who have enriched communities through various outreach initiatives. Recipients of this award category demonstrate exemplary citizenship efforts in caring for and promoting the wellbeing of communities at large.

"The ACES Awards champions companies in Asia that have exhibited revolutionary leadership and sustainability. Winners of the Top Community Care Companies in Asia category have demonstrated active citizenship in promoting the well-being of society at large and Samsung has emerged top of that category," said Dr Jayanthi Desan, Jury Panel of ACES Awards.

Education as the Seed of Innovation

Across Southeast Asia and Oceania, Samsung has established more than 160 Smart Schools and Libraries to bridge the digital divide and to help students take a smarter approach to education. By collaborating with government bodies and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the Samsung Smart Schools and Libraries harness technology to create immersive learning opportunities for the students, through tailored education programmes, as well as enrichment and infotainment content. To date, the Smart Schools and Libraries in the region span across nine countries -- Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Additionally, 20 Samsung Tech Institutes have also been developed to nurture talent across the region, providing youths with opportunities for a better future, while simultaneously addressing the industry shortage of technical talents. The Samsung Tech Institutes in Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Indonesia continue to work with educational partners to ensure that youths are given the best-in-class training environment and practical lessons, equipping them with the necessary skills that prepare them for the workforce.

Empowering Communities beyond Education

Beyond the pursuit in the education, Samsung also recognises the need to tackle other key issues. The Samsung SONO Schools in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines support hospitals and medical facilities as a technology partner, providing equipment such as ultrasound systems, electronic boards and large-format displays (LFD). In partnership with local medical associations and institutions, the SONO Schools also feature customised training curricula for medical students, with a focus on ultrasound diagnosis, obstetrics and gynaecology.

Aspiring to enhance the meaningful engagement with local communities, Samsung has also launched its flagship regional citizenship programme, Culture.Connect, which celebrates the distinct aspects of the culture and heritage of each market, across a variety of cultural passion points -- including Food, Arts & Culture, Music and Landscapes & Landmarks.

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