In a year marked by a pandemic and continued global uncertainty, 32 companies across China have been named among HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia.

HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards recognises companies that have shown world-class employee engagement and workplace excellence, while displaying demonstratable empathy and care for their employees.

The awards is Asia’s largest, with some 300 thousand employees across 11 markets, voting for their employers to be among the best companies to work for. In China, over 263 companies are shortlisted, with the final 32 named as winners.

Award winners include four-time consecutive winners Avery Dennison China, Kimberly-Clark (China) Co., Ltd., Lee Kum Kee (China) Trading Limited, LKK Health Products Group Limited, Mundipharma (China) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Tianjin Hang Lung Properties Limited and Wuxi Hang Lung Properties Limited, as well as first-time winners Borouge, Ingredion China Limited, Kerry China, LF Logistics (China) Co., Ltd and Wellington College China.

“The survey in China this year has once again highlighted the leading role played by Chinese companies in promoting employee welfare and engagement. Chinese companies consistently score higher than regional peers in such areas as group dynamics and team cohesion; and this year is no different”, said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

“In times like these, we ask the all-important question of what separates the very best of employers from the good ones? Over the past 11 years of running Asia’s largest HR media brand, and 7 of those years surveying thousands of companies and millions of employees for the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia®; we distilled the shortlist of answers to only one: empathy,” added Ng.

This year, 8 Chinese companies won the WeCare™ certification; which is given out along with the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2020. They are Avery Dennison China, Coach Shanghai Limited, Colliers International China, Jinko Solar, Lee Kum Kee (Xin Hui), Maersk China and Mundipharma (China) Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. 


Some award recipients had these to say:

“It is definitely great recognition and drives the team in China for their continuous efforts. With a continued focus on health and wellbeing, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and creating a safe and engaging work environment, we are committed to making Avery Dennison a great place to work for our employees across China and globe.” – Vanessa Peng, Senior Director, Human Resources, RBIS and Global Workforce Operations, Avery Dennison China.

“Receiving this esteemed Best Employer award for the third consecutive year is commendable and reinforces Borouge’s standing as a people-centric organisation committed to developing our people to reach their full potential. Winning the Most Caring Company award is also a reaffirmation of our efforts and dedication to the safety and wellbeing of our employees.” – Borouge.

“We have actively conveyed positive messages to the market and our employees, encouraging everyone to leap out of their comfort zones and join us in grasping opportunities and meeting challenges head on!” – Colliers International China.

“It is a great honor for us to be recognized at the Best Companies to Work For In Asia Awards 2020. Olympia 66 has been committed to providing employees with a superior working environment, helping employees to reach their full potential in their careers and write their own success stories.” – Sean Ang, General Manager of Olympia 66, Dalian Hang Lung Properties Ltd.

“Today’s world is more global and digital than ever before, and we believe we need to be more human. We will continue to hire and grow people with high WQ—World Quotient—people who have global outlook and empathy, who can take perspectives.” – Angela Xu, Chief Culture Officer, EVP of Recruitment and Employee Development, EF Education First.

“It’s really an honor for Ingredion to win the HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2020 Awards. We see it as a recognition and encouragement to make us better. We still need to keep learning from other companies for their advantages. This is just a beginning, let’s work together with our people to make life better!” – Jason Wang, Sr. HR Manager, Greater China.

“To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year – but for every single second.” – Aloud Hong, Senior HR & Admin Director, Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

“This award has improved our company’s brand reputation, while giving us an advantage in recruiting talents. At the same time, it encourages us to continue to be people-oriented, to strive to improve employee satisfaction and engagement.” – Louie Kwan, Human Resources and Administration Director, Lee Kum Kee (Xin Hui) Food Co., Ltd.

“KPMG has received this award for the fourth consecutive year, which represents the recognition and trust from different sectors of society, as well as what our own employees have in our people strategy and practices.” – Charlie Li, head of Human Resources, KPMG China.

“We are proud that our employees gave such positive feedback to the company in this engagement survey, which will motivate LF Logistics China to continue to do the right thing in the right direction with the concept of empathy.” – Gavin Xu, General Manager, Human Resources, LF Logistics (China) Co., Ltd.

“This is the second year in a row for the Olam China team to win this professional award. Olam is a global agriculture and food corporation. Within Olam Global, the China team has always stayed top with a higher engagement score. And today’s HR Asia Award is another great recognition to our team.” – Olam China.

“It is a great honor to be named one of the Best Companies to Work For in Asia again. This is a recognition of Hang Lung’s core “people-oriented” strategy. We will continue to provide a positive and value-oriented environment for the nurturing of talent.” – Eric Lau, General Manager of Parc 66, Shandong Hang Lung Properties Limited.

“It is our honor to receive the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2020 award, which is an affirmation of our efforts as a company. We will continue to focus on employee development to attract and retain talents.” – Janice Cheung, General Manager of Plaza 66

“We are greatly honored to receive this award, and we will continue to implement the business principle of ‘We Do It Right’ to be a socially responsible company, to care about our employees and to care about our society.” – Vera Wu, General Manager of Grand Gateway 66. Shanghai Konghui Property Development Co., Ltd.

“It is our great honor to win this award. In the future, we will make more efforts to continuously enrich and fulfill the promise of the employer brand, bring a better life for Sungrow‘s employees, and create a greener future for the earth.” – Connie Wang, General Manager-Human Resource Center, Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.

“I feel honored that we have won such a prestigious award. This award has a significant meaning to us, as it is the result of everyone’s trust, effort, and cooperation as we work together towards a common vision. We believe great things are never done by one person alone.” – James Zhu, General Manager of Riverside 66, Tianjin Hang Lung Properties Limited.

“TK Elevator is continually pushing the envelope to reinvent our industry. Encouraging and supporting our employees to develop continuously by sustaining learning is our consistent core strategy. The second consecutive winning of the HR Asia Awards is the best recognition to all TKers for their efforts, which tells us all not to forget why we started and to move forward bravely.” – Thyssenkrupp Elevator China

“We are absolutely thrilled to win this award. As a relatively young company this is an incredible achievement and we are proud to be the only school group in Asia to hold this prestigious award. This award is testament to the commitment of our HR team, our leaders and our Governors to make Wellington a fantastic place to work – at Wellington we truly are our people.” says Joy Qiao, founder and chairman, Wellington College China.

” We shall continue to walk the extra mile, aiming at learning and growing together with our employees, as they are our most valuable intangible asset. The best employer award comes with responsibility and commitment.” – Nicholas Poon, Deputy General Manager of Center 66, Wuxi Hang Lung Properties Limited.

“Everyone at Tapestry is part of our global house of brands. Every contribution makes an impression that is part of something growing, beautiful and unique.” – Janet Zhong, VP Head of HR- Coach Asia.


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