In Recognition of P&G's Live, Learn and Thrive Initiatives in Asia Targeting Children Aged 0-13
Submitted by: Procter & Gamble
Posted: Jul 21, 2009 – 05:43 AM EST
Jul. 21 /CSRwire/ - Hong Kong, July 14, 2009 - Procter & Gamble (P&G) has garnered the International Stevie(R) Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program (Asia - China, Japan and Korea) from The 2009 International Business AwardsSM (IBA), the all-encompassing business awards program that celebrates accomplishments and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide.
The company has also been awarded the International Stevie Finalist Certificate for Corporate Social Responsibility Program (Asia - Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand).
The Stevie(R) Award, one of the world's most coveted business awards (and dubbed by Paul Tharp of the New York Post as the business world's own Oscar Awards), recognizes P&G for its dedication and efforts in helping children in need to "Live, Learn and Thrive". P&G brings to life in Asia its global cause of "Live, Learn and Thrive" through a diverse range of CSR programs designed to help underprivileged children aged 0-13, who constitute over 25% of the Asian population, gain access to education. In 2008 alone, P&G Asia's CSR programs successfully reached out to over 18 million children in more than 10 countries, bettering their education through building of schools, provision of school supplies, training of school teachers, etc. Related P&G donations to Live, Learn and Thrive causes have amounted to over US$15 million.
"We are very honored to receive this prestigious award," said Deb Henretta, Group President, P&G Asia. "Our ‘Live, Learn and Thrive' programs are part of P&G's unwavering commitment to touching lives and improving lives, now and for generations to come. Through the continued passion and commitment of our employees in close collaboration with our business and NGO partners, we target to expand the breath and depth of our 'Live, Learn and Thrive' programs to cumulatively reach at least 75 million children in Asia by 2012."
Among "Live, Learn and Thrive", P&G focuses on the "Learn" pillar in Asia with key programs including:
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