16:35 | 17/03/2014 Companies
(VEN) - Held under the theme of "Green Business", this year's Golden Dragon Awards are especially meaningful to Ford Vietnam, given the company’s investment into fuel efficiency and environmentally friendly products.
The Golden Dragon Awards are held annually and are seen as some of the country’s most prestigious business accolades. The awards recognize foreign companies operating in Vietnam that have achieved outstanding business performance and made significant contributions to the development of the country’s economy. Launched in 2001, the awards have come to be held in high regard by businesses, management authorities and the public.
Ford has been operating in Vietnam for nearly 20 years, and has received recognition at the Golden Dragon Awards 12 times. During this time, the company has continuously sought to introduce innovative products based on the most modern technologies, while increasing their vehicles’ fuel efficiency through rigorous testing, and providing a high quality customer experience.
In 2013, Ford Vietnam announced that its retail sales increased by 71% with 8,177 vehicles sold, positioning Ford as the third biggest vehicle manufacturer in the local industry, and making it one of the fastest growing automakers in the country, and playing a part in helping the recovery of the automotive industry in Vietnam. This year, the Ministry of Science and Technology awarded the company’s innovative EcoBoost engine.
Ford Vietnam regularly carries out social and environmental programs, such as its "Week of Global Care" and "Safely and environmentally friendly driving skills" initiatives. Recently, the company’s Hai Duong Ford Factory has been awarded the Health & Safety Award by Ford Motors’ global president for their "Tobacco-free Plant 2012-2014" plan. This is one of Ford Vietnam’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of workers./.