【CreatingSharedValue】Stan Group garners Galaxy Awards 2020 for Make A Mask project
Make A Mask, the special project launched by Stan Group, has recently been crowned the bronze prize in the category of “Public Relations - Corporate Social Responsibility” of the international Galaxy Award, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the community and achievement in public relations .
As Hong Kong was swept by the COVID-19 outbreak in March, there was a significant shortage in surgical mask supply. The Group thus launched a “Make a Mask” special project to produce fabric masks and distribute them along with personal protection materials to those in need, in order to alleviate the pressing needs and stress of the underprivileged. Nearly 200 Stan Group staff members volunteered to participate in the fabric mask production. Mr. Stan Tang, Chairman of the Group and Mr. Howard Yeung, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer have rolled up their sleeves and participated throughout the entire production process, including cutting, sewing, ironing and packaging, and have participated in the distribution. With the joint effort of the Group and participating social enterprises, a total of 1,300 fabric masks were made, and distributed along with surgical masks, hand sanitizers and food packs to the elderly, frontline cleaning workers and others in need through Elderly Care Support Limited and Concerning CSSA, Low Income Alliance and other community groups.
Mr. Stan Tang, Chairman of Stan Group was delighted about the award, and said, “We are honored to be awarded the GALAXY Awards. This is a nod to the contribution made by the Group and our staff. COVID-19 has taken Hong Kong and the world by storm, and has seriously impacted the underprivileged in particular. The Group has actively converged resources from various businesses with the hope to make an effort in fighting the disease. Apart from “Make a Mask”, we have also organised an “East Ocean Meal Distribution” initiative. A total of 1,000 meal boxes were delivered to the elderly who were stuck at home due to the pandemic. We have also reserved one of our hotels in March for frontline medical staff, in order to provide a safe and cozy resting space for them. In the future, we will continue to commit to creating shared value and achieve common good for both corporations and the community.”
The GALAXY Awards, organised by MerComm, Inc in the USA, is a reputable and highly recognised international award. The rigorous judgment process is done by a panel of international professionals. Awardees come from all over the world and represent different sectors. With entries from over 50 countries this year, the award aims to recognise the outstanding achievements in corporate and marketing communications of companies and projects.