HSBC launches 2nd edition of business excellence awards
HSBC has launched the second edition of "HSBC Business Excellence Awards" to recognise and honour business enterprises and entrepreneurs from Bangladesh for their contribution towards sustainable economic growth.
This year the theme of the awards is "The Year of Resilience".
"These awards aim to acknowledge thriving businesses in Bangladesh and enable them to connect with high growth global opportunities -- something HSBC has been doing for 155 years around the world," said Md Mahbub ur Rahman, CEO of HSBC Bangladesh.
"Through the HSBC Business Excellence Awards, we highlight the achievements of the country's most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs and recognise their relentless efforts to make Bangladesh's mark in the global arena," said Kevin Green, country head for wholesale banking at HSBC Bangladesh.
"We are proud to be playing our role in supporting those who are taking great strides to develop the powerhouse of our economy."
The first one of the eight categories of this year's awards is for garment units with annual export turnover of $50 million and above
The second category is for supply chain and backward linkage industries with annual export turnover of $10 million and above while non-traditional and emerging sectors with turnover of $3 million and above will belong to the third group.
The fourth category is for best in import substitution reducing or substituting imports to a value of $10 million and above.
The fifth category is for the leader in inbound investment and infrastructure foreign investment in the form of capital, technology solution etc.
A sixth award has been included this year and it will be given for excellence in sustainability.
Another category has also been added this year, which will be given to the organisation armed with best innovation and technology.
A special achievement award to individual(s)/ organisation will be given under the eighth category, which has made exemplary contribution to the country's socioeconomic growth, excellence in innovation, job creation and supporting the community.
The commerce ministry and the British high commission in Dhaka are the programme partners of the awards.
Adjudication will be done by a jury board comprising members from the HSBC senior management team, the ministry and the high commission.
Winners will be selected based on aspects such as, annual contribution to the national exports and economy, diversity, responsibility, sustainable business practices, governance strengths, regulatory compliance etc.
The nomination forms and other details of the programme are now available at HSBC's Bangladesh website and the nomination phase will remain open until January 28, 2021.