2013 was a record year of community partnership for BNY Mellon in Hong Kong
HONG KONG, 8 May 2014 – BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been recognised as a ‘Caring Company’ by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) in acknowledgement of the firm’s achievements in ‘Caring for the Community’, ‘Caring for the Employees’ and ‘Caring for the Environment’.
Launched in 2002, The Caring Company Scheme aims to cultivate corporate citizenship among companies and organizations in Hong Kong. It awards those corporations that demonstrate social care to customers and the public through organizing and participating in philanthropic events.
“We are honoured to be recognised for our company’s ongoing efforts in caring for our community, our employees and our environment in Hong Kong,” said Rosemarie Kriesel, Hong Kong Chief Executive, BNY Mellon. “Our employees have amazing passion and enthusiasm for getting involved and offer support through both financial and hands-on assistance. I’d like to thank all our employees who gave time and money in helping so many worthy causes and allowing us to achieve our most successful year ever. This recognition is for them.”
In 2013, employees contributed to sending over HK$540,000 to Hong Kong charities and helping more worthy causes than ever before including Food Angel, Helping Hand, St. James’ Settlement, Crossroads, the Hong Kong Red Cross and Plastic Free Seas. BNY Mellon’s employee financial donations in Hong Kong more than doubled in 2013 compared with 2012. Along with financial assistance, employees donated approximately 750 hours of their time to support charities in their communities through a broad range of tasks including CV and interviewing skill workshops for ethnic minority students, rice repacking to assist the operation of local food banks, beach clean ups and serving soup to the elderly.
BNY Mellon employees, in partnership with Canstruction®, also built a giant bowl of rice and a pair of chopsticks out of canned food at the firm’s Hong Kong office. Staff harnessed their creative skills to build the 4-foot high 6.5-foot wide sculpture to raise awareness of issues related to food waste and hunger. The build took eight hours and involved over 60 employees. A short film of the sculpture being built from start to finish can be viewed via this link:
Hong Kong is home to BNY Mellon’s Asia-Pacific regional headquarters. The company opened its first representative office in Hong Kong in 1958 and today employs over 280 people providing a range of investment services and investment management solutions throughout the investment lifecycle.
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