The Index was announced on Friday, 12 December 2014 at the Announcement and Recognition Ceremony held on PolyU campus. Assessing the performance and achievements of the 43 SMEs in 2013, the results indicate that SMEs have become entrenched in the second stage of performance and have started to take CSR planning more seriously, making it more effective for them to translate their CSR beliefs into practice.
Officiating at the ceremony were Mr. Nicholas Yang, Executive Vice President of PolyU; Dr. M.K. Leung, Acting Dean of PolyU's Faculty of Business; Mrs. Agnes Mak, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council; Professor Wing-mo Leung, Member of the Education and Publicity Sub-Committee, Council for Sustainable Development; Mr. Cliff Choi, Business Director (Public Engagement & Partnership) of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Dr. Edward Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Development Association. They also presented Certificates of Recognition to representatives of the 43 indexed SMEs.
To operate as a responsible corporate citizen, UAT strives to continuously improve our knowledge and understanding of CSR management and practice, maintaining long term dedication and commitment to CSR. Contributions towards corporate responsibility take into consideration of UAT's relations with stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, business partners, local communities, government, and non-governmental organizations.