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|Laurent Levan, president and CEO of URC Vietnam receiving the award|
Vietnam Report JSC (Vietnam Report), in collaboration with VietNamNet and the Ministry of Information and Communications, held a ceremony to announce the Top 10 Most Reputable companies in the food and beverage, retail, and packaging industry in 2020. URC Vietnam, with 17 years of operation in Vietnam, is honoured in the Top 10 Reputable Companies in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in 2020.
This is a prestigious annual ranking in the food and beverage (F&B) sector published by Vietnam Report, based on independent research with three criteria: financial capacity, media reputation, and targeted audience survey.
URC Vietnam is a member of Universal Robina Corporation (URC) – a company under JG Summit Philippines – one of the Top 300 Asian companies ranked by Nikkei Asia Review. With more than 63 years of expertise across the ASEAN and Oceania regions, URC is a pioneer in the F&B industry. In 2003, URC officially entered Vietnam and then launched the C2 Ready-to-Drink tea in 2006.
In September 2020, four years after the Top 10 Most Reputable Brands Award was launched, URC Vietnam was honoured for the first time among the Top 10 Reputable Companies in Vietnam in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, amongst other global companies and established domestic brands. The award was evaluated based on a report analysing specialisation criteria, which has shown the recognition and appreciation of Vietnamese professionals and consumers for URC Vietnam.
In 2020, despite the impact of COVID-19, URC Vietnam has still managed to maintain product quality, as well as progressive research and development activities for the new products to meet with the new tastes and rising demands of Vietnamese consumers.
Besides its excellent business operations which provide employments for more than 3,500 people and contributes significantly to the national budget, URC Vietnam also cares about social responsibility programmes. In 2020, URC Vietnam was lauded amongst the 33 entities by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children, under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs for their contributions in child care and protection across the country in 2015-2020. This year also marks the sixth consecutive year that URC Vietnam has accompanied Binh Duong province in offering scholarship for underprivileged children with excellent academic achievements.
During the pandemic outbreak which affected the people’s lives across the country, URC Vietnam also donated billions of dongs and F&B products to support front-line forces and the people to fight against the pandemic.
Laurent Levan and Alvin Geronimo, financial director of URC Vietnam at the ceremony
Sustainable development through sustainable economic growth, people, social advancement, and environmental protection are part of the business strategy of JG Summit and URC.
In 2019, URC Vietnam was recognised as one of the Top 100 Sustainable Businesses in Vietnam by the CSI Award initiated by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).
Regarding environmental protection activities, in June 2019, URC Vietnam joined as one of the founding members of the Vietnam Packaging Recycling Alliance (PRO Vietnam). In 2020, according to PRO Vietnam's action plan on changing perceptions about waste segregation and collection, URC has implemented the "Save the environment together with URC Knights" campaign, aiming to influence junior high school students across Vietnam.
The campaign was highly appreciated by many students and schools, with lots of positive feedback. Applying a new educational method through interactive activities and meaningful rewards, the campaign has encouraged the spirit of continuous learning and environmental protection in students.
Aligning with its sustainable development vision, URC Vietnam commits to implement more environmental awareness campaigns in the future, targeting the young generation and consumers through various activities with partners and communities.
Laurent Levan, president and CEO of URC Vietnam said, “This award, which represents the love and trust from Vietnamese consumers for URC Vietnam is the driving force for us to constantly improve and bring more quality products day by day. URC Vietnam commits to continually provide excellent quality products to the consumers and pioneer in creating sustainable values for the local communities where we operate, and for Vietnam in general.”