Jebsen Group, a regional leader in marketing and distribution of premium products across Greater China
Online PR News – 01-December-2015 – Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Jebsen Group (Jebsen), a regional leader in marketing and distribution of premium products across Greater China, has recently released its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2015, which marks the 7th consecutive year that Jebsen Group has been publishing its annual CSR Report since 2009. The report explores and documents its effective practices in the area of sustainability by covering relevant activities in 2014 and examining the current efforts and future aspiration in CSR management, business partnership, environmental conservation, staff well-being, and philanthropy across our diverse business units.
Grounded by its core values of Commitment, Excellence, Responsibility, Recognition, and Trust, as well as its core purpose of "enriching people's lives by providing a choice of quality products and services", Jebsen has achieved business growth while expanded its efforts in various aspects of CSR from environmental conservation, staff well-being to philanthropy.
Carbon management is the Group's foundation to fulfil its commitment as an environmentally friendly company. In 2014, emissions of the Jebsen Group totalled to 7,209.74 tonnes of CO2-e, with carbon intensity having decreased by 3% as compared to 2013. Meanwhile, Jebsen continues to invest in two climate friendly projects through purchasing 6,702.12 tonnes of carbon credit to achieve carbon neutrality again, offsetting its 2013 carbon emissions. Additionally, Hong Kong offices launched the "Total Green Office Solution" initiative and managed to reduce printing equipment by 43%, printer energy consumption by 38% and paper usage by 3%.
Recognising employees to be one of its most valuable assets, Jebsen established its Employer Value Proposition - "Success Breeds Success", and unveiled its new career website (careers.jebsen.com) in 2014 as a direct communication channel with potential employees by showcasing the success stories of employees. Among the 2,679 employees in Jebsen as of end of 2014, female employees and management comprised of 49.9% and 39.7% of the workforce respectively. In respect of staff development and well-being, Jebsen has invested HKD 3.9 million in staff training, and the total training productivity was 2,797 person-times or 18,395 hours. A total of 33 staff activities were organised with 637 person-times of participation. Among these activities, the "Enjoy Your Life and Health" series which aimed to promote a healthy work and personal lifestyle for all employees attracted over 8,000 person-times participation. In order to assist Jebsen staff to enhance mental health, the Employee Abundance Programme (EAP) was continued with an addition of a 24-hour hotline (in three languages) to better serve employees in need of aid or consultation.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Jebsen contributed to the communities with HKD 4.2 million of corporate donations, 39 volunteer activities and participation in 14 philanthropic activities, with a total attendance of 746 person-times. Since 1995, Jebsen has been supporting education. Over the past 5 years, Jebsen has donated scholarships in the amount of HKD 6 million to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In mainland China, Jebsen established the Nankai-Jebsen Education Fund to award excellent teachers in advancement of their expertise and to encourage outstanding students in excelling in academic achievements. Exclusive summer intern sponsorship was offered to students from Jilin University to prepare them for future career upon graduation.
Founded in 1895, Jebsen is a privately-held marketing and distribution organization established in Greater China. It partners with leading companies to bring a wide array of quality products to Greater China while driving success for its people and business partners, protecting the environment and serving the communities in which it operates.
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