Hui, as Chief Executive Officer of Hengan Group, was granted the Low Carbon Leadership Award by the World Economic and Environmental Conference to commend his adherence to green and sustainable development philosophy of the Group. He also was awarded the Guangcai Programme Medal by the China Society for Promotion of Guangcai Programmes, and granted the China Charity Outstanding Contribution Award by the China Charity Federation for two consecutive sessions. Guangcai Programe is an undertaking initiated and implemented by private entrepreneurs in response to the 8-7 National Plan for Priority Poverty Reduction aimed at poverty relief. The China Charity Outstanding Contribution Award is given to entities and individuals who have made outstanding contributions in philanthropic activities throughout the country.
Hui’s idea of a good leader is someone who aims for win-win scenarios. A business can only be successful when one bears others in mind. He believes leaders should also have the spirit of continuous learning. The world evolves so quickly that anyone who is not willing to undertake continuous learning will be left behind. He also thinks it is important for leaders to not rest on their laurels. Leaders need to always plan for the future and be vigilant in keeping watch for any change in the market.
Hui believes a good leadership style can be modeled and used for reference, but what is more important is one’s values. He counts being responsible, courageous, and selfless as some characteristics that a qualified leader must possess. Besides having the aforementioned characteristics, a good corporate system is also an important foundation for leaders to govern a company. A good system can raise a leader; a bad system may destroy a leader, he says.
Hengan Group promotes a people-oriented management philosophy. With a corporate culture that fosters collaboration and diversity, Hengan Group maintains a happy and effective workforce. Hengan Group established a training regime in association with various universities and colleges. Hengan Group offers its staff a variety of training courses, such as professional skill training, management ability training and employee quality training via Hengan Management College. The college has fostered an atmosphere for learning and progress and contributed to ongoing improvements in overall staff quality.
Hui has been leading Hengan Group for over 30 years. The company has faced several challenges in an ever-changing external environment. Under his leadership, Hengan Group has always adapted itself successfully through timely reforms, from the start of its operations to current times, with proper corporate governance. Hengan Group strictly follows national environmental laws and regulations, minimises the impact of production and operating activities on the environment, strives to achieve the goals of recycling and harmlessness during production and operation process, and continuously builds a green and harmonious environment. Since 2003, Hengan Group has established and implemented the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system, and accepted the supervision and review by third-party certification institutions and regulatory departments every year. Hengan Group is also committed to clean production, and complies with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China and other laws and regulations to reduce the environmental impact caused by waste water, waste gas, greenhouse gases, hazardous and non-hazardous waste during the production and operation process of the company.