SHANGHAI, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC") (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China has received the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for a third consecutive year in the Fifth Annual Outstanding CSR Award Ceremony hosted by Hong Kong's Mirror Post. Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Mr. Leung Chun-Ying, was at the awards ceremony to present the awards.
Mirror Post is a Hong Kong-based monthly magazine that has been in circulation to audiences in Greater China for over 38 years. The aim of the award is to celebrate and increase awareness of Chinese enterprises that support CSR. Companies have to undergo a strict selection process in order to be nominated and then chosen for the award.
Since its foundation in 2000, SMIC has made a lot of effort to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities. In 2015, SMIC donated 2 million RMB to the Liver Transplant Program for Children for the third time, and joined hands with companies in the IC industry to support the program. By the end of 2015, the program had helped 137 children from underprivileged backgrounds to undergo lifesaving liver transplant surgery. Besides its participation in annual community projects such as the company's blood donation, ZhangJiang Charity Fun Run, Million Tree Project and other events, SMIC donated 300,000 RMB to help firemen injured in the Tianjin's explosion. Due to its excellent corporate governance and CSR contributions, SMIC was selected as a recipient in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability (HSCS) Index for the fifth consecutive year, and is listed on the Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index.
Dr. ZiXue Zhou, Chairman of SMIC said, "It is a real honor for our company to be awarded for the third time in a row. I am very grateful for Mirror Post's acknowledgement in our performance in CSR and it wouldn't have been possible without the participation and dedication of our employees, management team, and charity organization. In 2016, SMIC will continue to strengthen partnership with companies in the IC industry and our communities to fulfill our CSR mission, enhance social well-being, and achieve sustainable development."
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