The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (NordCham) just presented its second annual business awards at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza in Ho Chi Minh City. With more than two hundred business leaders, investors and diplomats from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the event celebrated the best of Scandinavian business in Vietnam.
Themed ‘Nordic Lights’ for 2022, the awards recognized the most equal, inclusive and sustainable companies, highlighting the core values of Nordic countries and Nordic business communities.
There were six prizes to be won. The winners of each prize were:
- Green Business of the Year was awarded to Carlsberg Vietnam
- Best Sustainable Business Initiative (by an SME) was awarded to Electrolux Vietnam
- Best HR Development Strategy was awarded to Hitachi Energy
- Most innovative project was awarded to IMT Solutions
- Work the Nordic Way (Diversity & Inclusion) has been awarded to Home Credit Vietnam
- Nordic Growth Award was awarded to SPRING Production
The winners of the first four awards now move on to the business awards of the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham), taking place on November 29.
In addition to the above awards, special recognition was given to individuals who have had a significant impact and made a real difference to the development of Vietnam-Nordic relations in particular and Vietnam-Europe relations in general over the past year.
- Nordic Leadership of the Year: Mr. Preben Elnef – Vice President – Legos Group.
- Nordic Friend of the Year: Mr Alain Cany – President of Eurocham
The event is intended to celebrate all that has been achieved in the past year and as a call to even greater achievements in the future. The award ceremony also included a prize draw sponsored by the world famous Danish toy brand LEGO, Qatar Airways, Diageo and so on, to raise and donate money to the Song Foundation.
Commenting on the event, NordCham chairman Thue Quist Thomasen said:
“Nordic business has become increasingly stronger in 2022. Our membership continues to grow as more companies see the appeal of Vietnam as a stable, fast-growing and welcoming place to invest and do business. Meanwhile, our unique selling point as Scandinavian companies – sustainable innovation – enables our members to meet the market gaps and consumer demand in a range of sectors and industries, from pharmaceuticals and logistics to electrical goods and ICT.