FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s leading dairy companies, was named the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Innovation in Public Affairs Communications” category in the third annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2016.
The prestigious business award honours FrieslandCampina Asia’s commitment to being a conduit for collective action and bringing about positive outcomes for various stakeholders across the dairy sector via an innovative approach to public affairs communications. Having amplified its efforts in engaging stakeholders, the award recognises FrieslandCampina Asia’s work in collectively debating policy and regulatory changes and driving innovation through various multi-sector collaborations.
FrieslandCampina has been partnering closely with external stakeholders in improving the livelihoods of dairy farmers across Asia through its ‘Dairy Development Program’ and promoting the importance of healthy lifestyles and diets through initiatives such as its highly successful ‘Drink.Move.BeStrong’ campaign. By leveraging on the regional initiatives, FrieslandCampina Asia was able to proactively educating external stakeholders on the important role that the dairy industry plays in addressing food and nutrition security.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Piet Hilarides, Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products Asia, said: “I am extremely proud of our win at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. This award recognises the great work of FrieslandCampina Asia’s Public Affairs team in executing an innovative engagement and communications plan that reaches multiple stakeholders to support our ‘social license to operate’. The win also highlights the steps we have been taking to lead the industry on food and nutrition security, achieving industry firsts such as the discussions we are driving around engaging the entire value chain for the benefit of the communities we live and work in. I extend our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Award winners.”
More than 600 nominations from organisations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognise innovation in the workplace in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for more than a decade.