17:56 | 06/12/2017 Companies
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) 2017 today announced the Corporate Sustainability Index 2017. Thanks to the continuous efforts in supporting farmers to improve their farming and sustainable agricultural development, Dekalb Vietnam was honoured in the Top 10 Vietnamese Sustainable Businesses in 2017.
Attending the ceremony are Vice-State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, VCCI chairman Vu Tien Loc and leaders of relevant government agencies and the business community.
This is the second year in a row that Dekalb Vietnam has been honoured in this prestigious ranking and it is also the only company operating in the agricultural sector among the awarded companies.
Dr. Aruna Rachakonda, CEO of Dekalb Vietnam (Monsanto) said, “For more than 20 years in Vietnam, Dekalb Vietnam has been operating under Monsanto’s sustainable development vision: Working together for sustainable agriculture and collaborating to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. We are extremely pleased to see that the company's efforts have been recognised and appreciated by the prestigious Top 10 Sustainable Businesses of Vietnam 2017.”
In order to ensure the openness and transparency of the ranking, the awards are coordinated by a number of governmental bodies, inter-ministerial agencies and leading experts in the field of sustainable development. The programme is jointly held by VCCI, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and the State Securities Commission.
Dekalb Vietnam, a subsidiary of the Monsanto Company has been operating in Vietnam for more than 20 years. It has been working closely with the Vietnamese government and farmers to tackle the challenges in agriculture while looking to help farmers improve their lives through advanced agriculture and community development.
In addition to the sustainability programmes in agriculture that have helped thousands of farmers improve their productivity and income – by up to 40 per cent, Dekalb Vietnam has been actively carried out numerous Corporate Social Responsibility Programs. This year, in addition to the ongoing programmes, Dekalb Vietnam has implemented a number of meaningful programmes like the MONSANTO - IPMPH-HMU scholarships worth over VND1.3 billion for talents in the field of nutrition, the emergency assistance programme for farmers in the flooded areas of Son La, or the programme to encourage farmers’ children to pursue education.