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Speech on ECFIC [Executive Committee of Foreign Investment Companies] "Beijing Declaration" by Dr. Richard Hausmann; Chairman of ECFIC [China]

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30 March 2006

Siemens, Motorola, Microsoft, IBM, Volkswagen and General Electric signed Beijing Declaration on CSR [China]

Author: Jiangsu Xiangzhen Enterprises Portal [China]

[Original article in Chinese. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]
66 members of the Executive Committee of Foreign Investment Companies (ECFIC), part of the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI), signed the Beijing Declaration on Corporate Social Responsibility. They include Siemens, Motorola, Microsoft, IBM, Volkswagen and General Electric. Signatory companies pledged to fulfill social responsibility in 12 areas including: compliance with the law, taxation, intellectual property, employment, labour rights, environmental protection, social initiatives, transparency and corporate citizenship.

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Article
29 March 2006

ECFIC Beijing Declaration On Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) [China]

Author: China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI)

Foreign investment companies...declare [their] commitment to the following activities:
(1) Abide strictly by Chinese laws
(2) Discipline corporate conducts, promote social ethics and observe the value of credibility
(3) Fulfill tax duties according to law
(4) Provide the public with both qualified and quality product, and top-notch customer service
(5) Protect Intellectual Property Right, prohibit the use of IPR infringing product, observe copyright, patent right and the right to trademarks, and promote legal use of software
(6) Create opportunities for employment and career development for local communities
(7) Protect the legal rights of employees
(8) Contribute to building an energy efficient society through effectively reducing energy consumption in production, delivering energy saving products and undertaking corporate duties as well as fulfilling corporate responsibilities in the field of environmental protection and resource recycling
(9) Participate vigorously in social welfare endeavors, including disaster relief, environmental protection, education, culture, sports and health care
(10) Assure timely, accurate and objective disclosure of relative corporate information to the society, shareholders, consumers and all related individuals and organizations according to law
(11) Act as paradigms that promote active participation by other companies in CSR activities
(12) Act as credible corporate citizens and seek harmony and common prosperity with the local nation/region and the local society

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Article
28 March 2006

Speech on ECFIC [Executive Committee of Foreign Investment Companies] "Beijing Declaration" by Dr. Richard Hausmann; Chairman of ECFIC [China]

Author: China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, CAEFI

In order to institutionalize ECFIC [Executive Committee of Foreign Investment Companies, part of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, CAEFI] member companies’ CSR [corporate social responsibility] activities and to give member companies a guiding principle, after extensive and in-depth discussion and collection of opinions and suggestions, the ECFIC member companies finally has agreed on a 12-point Declaration on CSR. This 12-point Beijing Declaration is based on the state policies of the Chinese government and the hot spots of social demand...Currently, about 70 companies have endorsed this Beijing Declaration and we expect that even more companies will participate in the future. The signing companies will actively implement the 12-point Beijing Declaration...In 2006, ECFIC CSR activities will focus on...Intellectual Property Rights, environmental protection, technological innovation, and public social welfare activities.

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Article
27 March 2006

Panasonic China supports Beijing Declaration of Corporate Social Responsibility, in order to build a harmonious society

Author: Panasonic China

[Original article in Chinese. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]
Panasonic (part of Matsushita) as a member of ECFIC [Executive Committee of Foreign Investment Companies] pledges to fulfill social responsibility in 12 areas including: compliance with the law, taxation, intellectual property, employment, labour rights, environmental protection, social initiatives, transparency and corporate citizenship.

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Article
21 March 2006

Entry of TDK CHINA CO., LTD. into CSR Beijing Declaration

Author: TDK China

As a member of ECFIC, TDK China actively made the response, and officially joined in CSR Beijing Declaration by the signing of Mr. Leung Siu Hong, Chairman & CEO of TDK China on December 18, 2005. TDK China commits to try the best to undertake such social responsibilities of upholding honesty and credibility and environment protection as listed in CSR Beijing Declaration, to provide high-quality products / services and to maintain the social development and to realize sustainable development as an excellent corporate citizen.

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