SINGAPORE, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- 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 programmes such as The International Business Awards for more than a decade.
Details on the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com.
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About Royal FrieslandCampina
Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 11.3 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the world's five largest dairy companies, supplying consumer and professional products, as well as ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant & toddler nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world. FrieslandCampina has offices in 32 countries and almost 22,000 employees, and its products are available in more than 100 countries. The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcooperatie FrieslandCampina U.A, with 19,487 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium -- making it one of the world's largest dairy cooperatives.
For more information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com.
About FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia
FrieslandCampina's Consumer Products Asia business group consists of operating companies that are active in the consumer products segment in Asia. FrieslandCampina has acquired excellent positions in many countries with strong brands and a wide range of products. These activities have a long and rich history. The export of dairy from Western Europe began back in the 1920s. The range of long shelf life products has expanded significantly: from milk powder, condensed milk, infant and children's nutrition to dairy drinks, yoghurts and desserts. FrieslandCampina has operating companies in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. In Asia we market brands that have acquired strong positions. Dutch Lady is legendary in Malaysia and Vietnam, Foremost is a leading brand in Thailand, Frisian Flag is widely known in Indonesia.
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.