This award is continued by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in coordination with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor organization (VGCL). To be selected for the Ranking, participating businesses must fully meet the rigorous screening criteria of the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) built as a measure of value of businesses based on sustainable development criteria in the fields of economics, environment, and society.

This is also the first set of indicators in Vietnam dedicated to measuring business activities aimed at sustainable development, built based on reference to international guidelines and practices, and at the same time it adjusted to suit the domestic context. The index is also a tool to record measurement goals and manage changes to make business operations more sustainable. Regarding the 2019 CSI Index, it was streamlined from 131 to 98 indicators, of which 90% are legal compliance indicators. The indicators are also scientifically grouped, more updated with international practices and domestic laws, highly applicable and suitable for more uses.

Mr. Nguyen Quang Vinh, General Secretary of VCCI, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) assessed that the 2019 version of the index is more complete and richer in content. It is a useful pocket handbook for all business managers and investors.

“We believe that with the new version in 2019, CSI is an effective assistant for the decision-making process of administrators and investors, towards more responsible business operations, creating more sustainable prosperity," said Mr. Nguyen Quang Vinh.

Over a 4-year journey (2016-2019), the program to evaluate and announce sustainable businesses in Vietnam has created a great spread and encouragement for the Vietnamese business community on corporate governance issue towards sustainable development, especially when the domestic economy is joining the wave of digital transformation in the 4.0 industrial revolution.

In 2019, the program and set of indicators were included in the Plan to implement Resolution 02/NQ-CP of VCCI towards improving the business environment and enhancing national competitiveness.

Mr. Doan Hong Viet, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of Digiworld proudly shared: "This is the 4th consecutive year since 2016, Digiworld is honored to conquer and maintain the TOP 100 Sustainable Development Enterprises award. This award recognizes the company's efforts over the years. For a long time, Digiworld has always focused on sustainable development goals, because this is a launching pad for businesses to integrate and rise in the global value chain. In the digital economic era, we believe that the more businesses focus on sustainable development, the more strength we have to conquer new heights. Digiworld is always deeply aware that if only considering economics as the only goal, a business will not be able to develop sustainably, but it must be in a reciprocal relationship with factors such as legal responsibilities and ethics responsibilities, contributing to the living environment, joining hands to solve social problems. Those are also the core values that Digiworld aims for."

Specifically, in the next 10 years, to achieve the goal of becoming a billion-dollar company in sales. In 2019, Digiworld continues to stay ahead of new trends, ready for the journey to conquer areas rich in growth potential, bringing in a lot of added value. That is the "if you say it, you must do it" spirit of Digiworld. Changing the business strategy to be more sustainable, bringing the office equipment industry to develop in the 4.0 digital era, in addition to the computer and phone industry, has brought many sweet fruits. Thanks to that, at the end of the third quarter of 2019, Digiworld achieved 5,992 billion VND in revenue and 112 billion VND in profit after tax; Completed 84% of revenue and 82% of yearly profit plan. Of which, the IT industry reached 93%, the mobile phone industry 86%, the office equipment industry 71% and the consumer goods industry reached 52% compared to the full year business plan.

Along with business development, Digiworld has continuously promoted activities aimed at community benefits. Every year the company deducts company profits to organize employees to participate in volunteer activities such as: cooking meals, building classrooms, giving medical cards to students... This year, the company aims to environmental protection goals, organizing employees to plant trees to create forests, implementing fun projects to recycle tires from tires for children, planting trees to create forests, donating water filters to students and Encourage employees to use personal cups when drinking water to protect the surrounding environment...

About the Program to evaluate and announce sustainable businesses in Vietnam 2019 (CSI)

The program to evaluate and rank sustainable enterprises in Vietnam is held annually under the direction of the Government to honor pioneering enterprises that have achieved certain achievements in sustainable development; At the same time, encourage domestic enterprises to pay more attention to sustainable development, set plans and implement sustainable development strategies in the production and business process.

The basis for measuring the sustainability of businesses participating in the Program is the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) developed by VCCI in consultation with leading experts from VCCI, Government agencies, and independent experts from domestic and international sources. This is the fourth year the Program has been implemented nationwide.