FirstHong Kong private company granted Green Finance Certificate earns honour again
HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 October 2018 - Leo Paper Group (Hong Kong)Limited (the "Group"), a leading global printing communications company basedin Hong Kong, has won the "Outstanding Import & Export Enterprise Awards2018 -- Corporate Achievement Award" presented by The Hong Kong ChineseImporters' & Exporters' Association ("HKCIEA"), recognising its excellentperformance in company performance, reputation, corporate social responsibilityand corporate governance. The award also shows that the Group iswell-acknowledged by the industry and society for its products and marketprominence, as well as contribution to helping the industry develop andcreating employment opportunities.
Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP,Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Governmentpresented the "Outstanding Import & Export Enterprise Awards 2018 --Corporate Achievement Award" to Mr. King Lai, CFO and Group Director of LeoPaper Group.
Founded in 1982, LeoPaper Group was then a traditional printing company with a staff of eight.Today, it is a large enterprise with a more than 13,000-strong workforce and arich product portfolio comprising books, games, paper bags, gift items andpackaging. It provides clients with one-stop solutions covering productdevelopment, automated manufacturing, logistics, testing and metrology, as wellas digital services. It serves clients from across the world, including Europeand the U.S., and has earned many local and overseas printing related accoladesover the years. The latest "Outstanding Import & Export Enterprise Awards2018 -- Corporate Achievement Award" is another deserving win.
Mr. Samuel Leung,Chairman of the Group, said, "This is the second time the Group received awardsfrom HKCIEA. In 2015, it won the 'Outstanding Import & Export Enterprise Awards2015 -- Entrepreneurship Award' and this latest win testifies to the Group'srelentless efforts in promoting sustainable development of the industry andcontributing to the society over the years. Since its inception, the Group haskept striving for excellence in business development, corporate governance,environmental management and innovation, so as to become a leading globalprinting communications company capable of providing clients the best one-stopsolutions. This spirit is deeply rooted in the heart of members of the Leo team.The award acknowledges our hard work and achievements over the years and marks animportant milestone in the development of the Group."
"The Group willcontinue to boost its competitiveness and service standard, thereby defendingits industry leadership, and to uphold the core value of striving forsustainable development. It will also actively participate in charitableactivities to maintain its bond with the community, to the ultimate end ofcreating 'win-for-all' together with clients and the society."
The more than850,000 sq. m. production base of the Group in Heshan Astros homes the largestsingle printing plant in China. For four consecutive years since 2014, theGroup has placed sixth among the top 100 printing companies in the country. It isalso China's first printing enterprise to gain waterless printingaccreditation. Supported by its own Novel Technology Development Department andproduct engineering team, it pursues innovation and breakthroughs on theproduct, equipment, raw material and secondary processing fronts, and as suchthe quality of its products enjoys wide industry and client recognition. Forexample, in 2007, it bagged the James H. Mayes Memorial Best of Show at the 2017Premier Print Awards in the U.S., and the Grand Award at the 29thHong Kong Print Awards.
Furthermore, theGroup implements stringent corporate governance policies. Since 2003, as aprivate company, it has voluntarily followed the requirement of the StockExchange of Hong Kong for listed companies to issue annual reports and, since2009, it has appointed independent auditors and held annual shareholdermeetings to report the auditors' findings regarding its consolidated accountand also review internal monitory practices, aiming to improve corporategovernance.
As for environmentalmanagement, the Group has invested over HKD200 million in the past 5 years ingreen projects. In August 2018, the Group became the first private company inHong Kong to earn the HKQAA Green Finance Certificate. It also signed a HKD350Million Four-Year Green Loan Term and Revolving Credit Facility with a group ofseven leading banks, obtaining funding for its 20-plus green technologyprojects to roll out in China in the next few years.
AboutLeo Paper Group (Hong Kong) Limited
Founded in 1982, Leo Paper Group is a global printing company and one ofthe largest paper product manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in HongKong, the Group has a workforce of about 13,000 and owns advanced automaticmanufacturing equipment and technology, and possesses design and productioncapability, enabling it to offer professional one-stop services from design,development, manufacturing, printing to secondary processing and finishing ofpaper products. Its products are shipped across the world, including to theU.K., the U.S., Australia and Europe.
AboutOutstanding Import & Export Enterprise Awards
Organised by The Hong Kong Chinese Importers' & Exporters' Association, the"Outstanding Import & Export Enterprise Awards" aims to recognise excellent importers and exporters for the contributions and effortsthey have made over the years to drive Hong Kong's economic development. TheAwards pays tribute to enterprises with outstanding performance and promotes theirsuccessful experience to help foster future development of the import andexport industry. The "Corporate Achievement Award" is one of the six majorawards under the "Outstanding Import & Export Enterprise Awards".