CITIC Telecom International actively fulfills its corporate social responsibility by being responsible to our investors, employees, the society & customers, governments and development of the company. Particularly, in terms of social responsibility, we clearly understands the needs of integrating into the society, creating harmony and making full commitments to social services. The Group has set up the community services team since 2009 and has been active in fulfilling its social responsibility and encouraging its staff to support voluntary services and community activities through various means.
Our volunteer service team provided support to “Ronald McDonald House” by providing cleaning of the hostel, meal services and funny games to the kids of sickness for years. “Ronald McDonald House” was the first organisation in Asia providing temporary housing for kids receiving treatment and their families during their stay in hospitals.
The Group has always been committed to participating and supporting local charitable activities. The Group continued to support ORBIS in its fund-raising activity “ the Moonwalkers” to help the blind for years. We donated to WWF to contribute in environmental protection. Our subsidiary in Macau also continued to sponsor “CTM Macau Touring Car Cup” of Grand Prix for years.
The Group has been devoting great efforts to help youngsters for their future development and to nurture local talents. Our subsidiary continuously participated in the “Business-School Partnership Program” organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. The programme aimed at widening students’ exposure to various industries, enhancing students’ career development and equipping them with business and industry knowledge. Moreover, students were paired with mentors from various departments of our subsidiary under “Job Shadowing Programme” to observe and get familiarized with the workplace, while gaining hands-on business experience.
Apart from encouraging our staff to actively participate in volunteer work and charitable activities at leisure, the Group continues to utilise our strength on information technology to support the community.
The Group continues to support community work in the technology sector. The Group together with mobile operators in Hong Kong have continued to provide full support to the 50222 Hiker SMS Tracking Service. This is a user-friendly and potentially life-saving SMS-based tool available to all users of Hong Kong’s country parks as a free service to report their tracks, thereby facilitating the Hong Kong Government’s emergency services to more accurately pinpoint their locations in the event of a rescue attempt.
The Group has provided support to the industry organisation – the Communications Association of Hong Kong, which encourages the communications industry in maintaining high standard of business and professional ethics and protects the interests of the society and the public.