Press Release: Release of Nominees for More Than a Market Awards 2018

Shanghai, 29th May 2018 - German Chamber of Commerce in China Announces Shortlisted Nominees from 100 Submitted Projects who Will Be Running for Third More than a Market Awards on May 31st 2018

On May 31st 2018, for the third time, the German Chamber of Commerce in China, together with Bertelsmann Stiftung and supported by the German Consulate General Shanghai will confer its More than a Market Awards to honor outstanding social engagement of German companies in China.

Over the past months, a Chinese-German jury carefully evaluated all 100 applications and based on criteria such as relevance, creativity, transferability and sustainability, has chosen the winning projects for this year, which will be announced during the More than a Market Awards Gala on May 31st, starting from 18h00 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.

This year, the More than a Market Awards will be presented in five categories: enterprises with up to 500 employees in China, enterprises with 500-5,000 employees, enterprises with more than 5,000 employees, outstanding supply chain management- and social inclusion projects.

Category 1: under 500 employees in China

ALBA Group plc 
Project: Sino-German Basketball Exchange

Fiducia Management Consultants (Shanghai)
Project: Fidu-Share

K.D.F. Distribution (Shanghai)
Project: Care for Retinoblastoma Children

Ningbo Silk Trend Garments
Project: PMX Summer Kindergarten

Sharehouse (Nanjing)
Project: Pfrang Association

Porsche (China) Motors Limited
Project: Integrated Early Childhood Development Program (IECD)

Category 2: 500 – 5,000 employees in China

adidas China
Project: adidas School Football Program

Brose China
Project: Care about poor young students in Qinghai

Celanese Corporation
Project: 150K Volunteer Hours Challenge

E.G.O. Components (China)
Project: Summer Camp for migrant workers’ left behind children

Festo China
Project: Supporting WorldSkills China

LANXESS Chemical (China)
Project: LANXESS Community CSR Project

TÜV Rheinland
Project: PV lights up thousands of dream roads ahead

Category 3: over 5,000 employees in China

BASF (China)
Project: BASF Kids Lab

Bayer (China)
Project: Innovative Agriculture for sustainability

BMW Brilliance Automotive & BMW China Automotive Trading
Project: BMW China Culture Journey

Bosch (China) Investment
Project: Bosch Community Program 

Projects: Education for young generation, Continental Wuhu Library Program, Continental Changchun Plant Primary School Education Assistance Project

Projects: Special love for special you, concern about the left-over and disabled children, Growth Academy

Siemens China
Project: Caring Hands

Category 4: Outstanding supply chain management in China

Brugger GmbH Magnetsysteme
Project: Increasing Sustainability in magnet supply chains

Deutsche Telekom AG
Project: Together for Strong Brands Supplier Development Program (SDP)

BASF (China), Henkel (China) Investment, Evonik Industries
Project: Together for Sustainability (TfS)

METRO Jinjiang Cash & Carry
Project: Star Farm

REWE Services (Shanghai) & Tchibo
Project: Sustainable chemical and environmental management in the textile sector

Category 5: Social inclusion

Changsha Bach’s Bakery
Project: Bach’s Bakery

Covestro (Shanghai) Management
Project: Zhi Wei You Ai – Helping the Disabled

Projects: Caring for autistic children, Cooperation with disabled Factory, Charity Riding

Taicang Roundtable together with Inclusion Factory
Project: Inclusion Factory

Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Tianjin)
Project: Work 2 Work

About the Initiative

The More than a Market initiative aims to catalyze and promote social engagement of German companies operating in China. Launched in 2015 by the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and Bertelsmann Stiftung with strong support from the German Consulate General in Shanghai, the initiative was set up to further strengthen the good standing of German business in China by growing stronger roots in society and creating deeper relationships and partnerships between German and Chinese organizations and people. In 2017 the initiative was rolled out China-wide. For more information please visit: