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One Asia Awards – Recognizing Socially Responsible SMEs in Asia

“TOP5LEARNING has reviewed dozens of global and regional award programs to help verify our data on corporate universities and to uncover trends in education, learning and innovation. One such program is listed below.”
The One Asia Awards are a great program for several reasons: 1) They recognize small to medium sized enterprises; 2) They focus on socially responsible leadership; and 3) They are regionally focused on Asia within 5 countries. The program was started in 2011 by the APF Group in Singapore and currently runs in over 5 countries with recent awards going to companies in Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, China and India. “The aim is to promote these SMEs’ sustainable growth and encourage more businesses to contribute to social development in their pursuit for expansion.”
SME are often responsible for the majority of employment in Asian markets and will be key contributors to progress in reaching environmental and sustainability goals. For L&D organizations, the Awards program offers a great resource of case materials and best practices that can be used to localize leadership development programs on the issue of corporate social responsibility.
The award comprises of five (05) categories, defined by the number of years the company has been in operation
  • Distinguished Awards (above 13 years)
  • Prominent Awards (above 9 years)
  • Notable Awards (above 5 years)
  • Emerging Awards (1 – 4 years)
  • Overseas Enterprise Awards
Nomination forms are weighted based on the following criteria:
  • Sales Turnover (10%)
  • Brand Value (20%)
  • Profit Margin / Profit Per Staff (20%)
  • Entrepreneur Spirit / Business Model (30%)
  • Responsible Leadership (20%)
Award Applications:There is a three step judging process involving a criteria based review by award program Secretariat staff, a judging panel review, and the top 5 nominations interviewed by individual judges. Nominations open at the beginning of the year with review starting in the summer months with the awards program in November. For more information on the nomination forms, costs and schedule  contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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