Corporate Social Responsibility
Since the inauguration of Crowe Horwath (HK) CPA Limited in 2009, we have made every effort to commit ourselves to the well-being of the community through our constant participation in eco-friendly activities and care for the vulnerable groups. We have been named as a Caring Company by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service in recognition of our continual commitment to performing our social responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. The award recognizes our efforts in satisfying the criteria areas for the Logo Award including Caring for the Community, Caring for the Employees and Caring for the Environment. We will continue to perform the duty of a good corporate citizen.
As part of our commitment to serving the community, we donate to social services groups and non-profit organizations. We whole-heartedly encourage and support our directors and staff to participate in charity and community programs. We also leverage our professional knowledge and experience to serve the community by providing voluntary professional services to various charities and non-profit-making organizations.
With the continuous social and economic development, we can achieve the persistent business growth which in return enables us to put more resources in education and environmental protection for sustainable development of both our company and the society. We also make regular donations to charitable institutions and encourage our directors and staff to participate in all charitable and community pursuits.
Meanwhile, we value our staff and always endeavor to maintain communication with them and to provide them with opportunities of making full use of expertise and pursuing career development. We care about our staff and regularly organize staff activities such as parties, dessert competition, karaoke and dinner buffet to strengthen our relation with them.
Crowe Horwath (HK) Education Trust
To realize our commitment to building a brighter future for the next generation, we established the Crowe Horwath (HK) Education Trust to promote educational initiatives in Hong Kong and China. Our aim is to make contributions to educational causes for the less fortunate younger generations.
We aim to contribute by constructing and maintaining schools in remote areas of China to give the underprivileged children a chance to receive education, as we believe it is an inherent right for our next generation to be educated. We will also provide financial support in forms of scholarships, grants and allowances to students in need to advance their studies. We also promote, organize and sponsor educational and charitable activities to raise the educational level of people in Hong Kong and China.
Sponsoring Reading Program for the Village Schools in Shanxi
From September 2011 onward, we have sponsored the Ming De School’s projects, namely Ming De Library and Ming De Book Corner, under Green Field Foundation Limited for three years. Up till now, four village schools have co-operated to set up Ming De book corners and the first batch of over 1,200 sponsored books have already been delivered to these schools.
With the establishment of Ming De Book Corner situated at the radiant zone of the centre library, the classroom book corners were set up through collaboration with the schools, enabling students to have free and unhindered access to books. The students’ self-managed library also helps relieve the administrative burden of schools and teachers, and cultivate students’ interest in reading through a substantially increased access to books. The participating schools will select some teachers to join the Program for Seed Reading Teacher through which they can receive the relevant training to help them initiate the reading class within schools.
As a member of the global village, we aimed at minimizing the harmful impact on the environment in our business operation. For instances, we promote less paper printing and set up a waste recycling system to recall waste paper and stationery.
To raise our staff’s environmental awareness, we have been very active in participating in various kinds of green activities. We took part in the “Community Chest Green Day” and “the Salvation Army Recycling Programme” to encourage our staff to take action for support of carbon reduction and the best use of resources, as well as to donate the discarded clothes, handbags, gifts and premiums, toys and books as recycled items which will be partly distributed to and partly sold at affordable prices to needy people.
We have been supporting a wide range of charitable events including donations to the Friends of Caritas and support for the “Caritas Charity TV Show” over the past years, participation in The Community Chest’s “Dress Casual Day”, “Love Teeth Day” and the charitable Rickshaw Race, as well as recent support for volunteer activities of World Kidney Day at Hong Kong to show our care for the community. Through these charitable activities, we hope to promote social responsibility among our staff and motivate our management team and staff members to serve the community.
In addition to financial support and regular donations, we understand that we can help contribute to the society through our professional knowledge and skills. Over the years, we have been acting as honorary accountants and auditors for more than 30 charitable and non-profit-making organizations. We will continue to serve the community in future.
We are greatly concerned about our staff development and wish them to grow with the company. We aim to keep close communication with our staff and always update them our latest corporate development and policies through intranet, newsletters and memorandums. We also organize workshops regularly to enhance the professional standards of our staff in order to ensure they can meet the ever-changing market demands and challenges. Moreover, our mentor-mentee program provides the newcomers in our audit department with guidance and support from experienced member so that new staff can be quickly accustomed to the new working environment.
We also organize different staff activities and participate in community services such as parties, dessert competition, karaoke and dinner buffet, the charitable Rickshaw Race, etc. Our management team and staff enjoy the fun of these events.
On the other hand, over the years, we have been organizing career talks at various universities to recruit graduates who have aspiration to become professional accountants and nurture them. We also offer internship opportunities regularly to the university students in accounting discipline. This helps students get better understanding of the accounting profession and enhances their adaptability to their future jobs in CPA firms.