Belden Hong Kong has recently been recognized with the Caring Company Award by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, an umbrella organization of 400+ agencies that provide more than 90 percent of social welfare services in Hong Kong. The Caring Company Award aims to foster strategic partnerships between businesses and social services agencies in order to promote good corporate citizenship and to create a more inclusive society. The award recognizes companies that have made efforts to care for their employees, the community and the environment. The organization has been recognizing companies since 2002.

“The Hong Kong office was nominated for the Caring Company award by the Hong Kong Society of the Blind, an agency that we support,” said Pamela Wong, vice president, HR. “We are very proud to be recognized for our outstanding corporate citizenship.”

“Part of the award criteria grades you on how well you care for your employees. We were recognized as being a great place to work. We aim to provide rewarding career opportunities through a motivating work environment, as well as ongoing personal development and training. At the same time, we provide comprehensive benefits and a wide range of recreational and social activities for all of our employees.

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“Second, we were recognized for our office’s efforts to care for the environment. Recently, we’ve implemented as well as improved a number of environment-friendly practices within at our corporate office including a new recycling program.

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“And finally, we were recognized for our community service efforts. Recently, we began to work with the Hong Kong Society of the Blind. They provide services to the visually impaired. We partnered with their Career Center to invite their visually impaired massage professionals—who have graduated from their own training program—to provide Chinese acupressure massage to our employees during lunch time. It’s a great service to our employees, especially at month’s end! And it’s great work experience for the organization’s clients. The feedback from our employees has been extremely positive, and we plan to participate in other Society of the Blind programs in the coming year.”

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The Hong Kong Society for the Blind (HKSB) was established in 1956. Over the years, the organization has developed a wide range of services for the visually impaired including:

  • eye care and low vision services,
  • rehabilitation and vocational training
  • educational support,
  • employment guidance,
  • adaptive technology advisory service,
  • information and communication technology applications to improve information access for the visually impaired,
  • rehabilitation service for persons with multiple disabilities and visual impairment (MDVI),
  • and residential care for the aged blind.