Cambodia Investment Review
Speedwind Distributions has received the Certificate of Achievement for “Outstanding and Exemplary Achievements in Sustainability and Responsible Entrepreneurship” in the Social Empowerment Category at the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award (AREA) 2022. The virtual awards ceremony was held on 21 July 2022.
Organized by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for responsible entrepreneurship in Asia, AREA recognizes and honors Asian businesses and leaders for championing sustainable and socially responsible business practices.
The award is a resounding endorsement and acknowledgement of Speedwind’s long-running “Giving with Heart” CSR activities, which was initiated in 2018 by the company’s Chairman, Mr. Dalton Wong.
His steadfast belief in giving back to society is an enduring philosophy that stemmed from his personal life experience of having received much needed help when he was at the lowest point of his life.
Giving back to the Cambodian community
As a beneficiary of this life-changing episode, he never ceases to encourage his colleagues and friends to pay it forward whenever they can or are able to by helping those who need help in the local communities.
Through the support and active participation of Speedwind’s management and employees, its CSR activities and social support initiatives included Covid-19 Donation Program, Flood Relief Aid, Education Aid for Rural and Underprivileged Communities, Hiring Program for Disabled Minorities and Gender Equality Employment Program.
Dalton said: “As a responsible member of the Cambodian community and a beneficiary of its economy, we believe that the company and its employees must always find ways to help segments of the local community who are in need.
Despite the challenges and difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic, the company carried out even more CSR activities between 2020 and 2021, to help flood victims and their families as well as those who faced economic hardship and challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With a strong commitment from all the stakeholders of Speedwind, we will continue our CSR initiative for as long as the company is in operation.”