Corporate Citizenship Mission
Our goal is to help people and businesses in Hong Kong realize their full potential and create a real impact for a better Hong Kong through innovative technologies and partnerships. We are committed to promoting economic growth, creating innovation and jobs, transforming education and building an inclusive society through the ‘Cloud Unlimited for a Better Hong Kong’ initiative.
Since Microsoft established its presence in Hong Kong in 1991, we have remained mindful to work responsibly and have also gone far beyond our commitments to demonstrate ethical business standards, promote computer and Internet safety and mitigate risks to the environment, fulfilling our ongoing responsibilities as a good corporate citizen.
As part of Microsoft’s corporate global initiative to develop national plans for promoting healthy communities and fuelling growth in local communities where we operate, Microsoft Hong Kong has developed and is implementing an initiative known as ‘Cloud Unlimited for a Better Hong Kong’. This initiative aligns with both Government’s key priorities and the pivotal role of ICT, particularly Cloud Computing, in driving continued economic growth, creating innovation and jobs, and ultimately increasing the competitiveness of Hong Kong. The four main areas of focus are: -
Doubly recognized as Family-friendly Employer
Microsoft was granted accolades for ‘Distinguished Family-Friendly Employers’ and ‘Award for Innovation’ at the Family-friendly Employers Award Scheme 2011 Award Presentation Ceremony. The company is honored to be among the short list of awardees recognized with both awards for outstanding achievements in the implementation of family-friendly employment policies and practices, and acknowledged for flexible use of innovative ideas to help employees maintain work-life balance.
To foster a pro-family culture in our company, we introduced staggered working hours and enabled our colleagues to choose the office location best suited to their needs, and to better collaborate with team members through our highly reliable cloud services and smart business solutions.
Awarded the prestigious "10 Consecutive Years Caring Company" logo
Committed to social service, Microsoft Hong Kong has been selected as a "Caring Company" for ten consecutive years and conferred the "10 Consecutive Years Caring Company" logo. To receive such a special honor, participating companies are required by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, to not only win the "Caring Company" award for ten years in a row, but also demonstrate its commitment in meeting at least two criteria of three major categories including Caring for Community, Caring for Employees and Caring for Environment, so as to answer to the needs of society and ensure that the company remains dedicated in fulfilling its corporate responsibility. The fact that Microsoft Hong Kong has been awarded the prestigious "10 Consecutive Years Caring Company" logo, attest to the company’s care and focus on society through its many years of social service and contributions resulting in 10 successive years of recognition.
Honored as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies
Microsoft was listed on the Ethisphere Institute’s 2012 table of the World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies. The Ethisphere Institute, a New York-based international think-tank focused on business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, started publishing this list in 2007. In 2012, the Institute received nearly 5,000 submissions for consideration from companies in over 100 countries and 36 industries.
The WME Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business "ethically" and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.
A winner of CAPITAL and CAPITAL WEEKLY CSR Awards
Microsoft has also won an award in the "CAPITAL and CAPITAL WEEKLY Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2012". This Award is to recognize and honor those enterprises in Hong Kong which have taken environmental factors and social commitments into consideration when formulating their business strategies and activities. The judgment criteria include: 1) CSR Policy and Strategy; 2) Marketplace and Supply Chain; 3) Workplace and People; 4) The Environment; and 5) Community Investment and Development. The award winners are selected by a mechanism which includes a Panel of Judges (50%) and the Editorial Team (50%), with final results audited by a professional body.
Local Citizenship Newsletters
As one of the leaders in modern world, we feel obliged to help Hong Kong people and businesses to realize the potential they did not realize they have, and we feel honored to do so. Throughout the years, people from different industries and different age groups have enjoyed opportunities given through the combined effort of Microsoft® and other organizations, such as different local government departments. The Local Citizenship Newsletter is to provide you with the news on all the latest opportunities to be unveiled for you. Be the next to realize your unlimited potential!
- Nurture creativity and improve the IT knowledge and skills for different people
- Maintain interests, and provide new ways to educate and to learn for teachers and students, with the latest Microsoft technology
- Combining with our partners and the local government, bringing the local citizens opportunities to prosper