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|Dekalb Vietnam made it among the Top 10 Sustainable Businesses in Vietnam|
On December 5, 2017, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) announced the Corporate Sustainability Index 2017.
Attending the ceremony were Vice-State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, VCCI chairman Vu Tien Loc, and leaders of relevant government agencies and the business community.
Thanks to its continuous efforts in supporting farmers to improve their agricultural methods in a more sustainable direction, Dekalb Vietnam was voted into the Top 10 Vietnamese Sustainable Businesses in 2017. This is the second year in a row that the company has received this honour.
Dr. Aruna Rachakonda, CEO of Dekalb Vietnam, said, “For more than 20 years, Dekalb Vietnam has been operating under Monsanto’s sustainable development vision: working together for sustainable agriculture and collaborating to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. We are extremely pleased to see that the company's efforts have been recognised and appreciated to be part of the prestigious Top 10 Sustainable Businesses of Vietnam in 2017.”
This is the second year VCCI and VBCSD have ranked and honoured Vietnam’s most sustainable enterprises to pay tribute to their efforts to tie together economic development and corporate social responsibility.
In order to ensure the openness and transparency of the ranking, the awards have the participation and coordination of a number of governmental bodies, inter-ministerial agencies, and leading experts in the field of sustainable development. The programme is jointly held by VCCI, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, and the State Securities Commission.
|Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and VCCI chairman Vu Tien Loc handing over the award to Dekalb Vietnam|
Dekalb Vietnam, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company has been operating in Vietnam for more than 20 years. It has been in a close working partnership with the Vietnamese government and farmers to tackle agricultural challenges while improving lives through advanced agriculture and community development programmes.
In addition to the sustainability programmes in agriculture that have helped thousands of farmers improve their productivity and income—at times by up to 40 per cent—Dekalb Vietnam has been actively carrying out numerous corporate social responsibility programmes.
This year, in addition to the on-going programmes, Dekalb Vietnam has implemented a number of meaningful programmes like the Monsanto-IPMPH-HMU scholarships worth over VND1.3 billion ($57,000) for talented university students and researchers in the field of nutrition, the emergency assistance programme for farmers in the flooded areas of Son La province or the programme to encourage farmers’ children to pursue education.
|Dekalb Vietnam is the only agricultural enterprise to receive this award|
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|Dekalb Vietnam among Top 10 Sustainable Businesses in Vietnam
Dekalb Vietnam was named one of the Top 10 Sustainable Businesses by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD).