Skip to content
International News

Yili Wins 2023 Odyssey Award for “Best Corporate Sustainability Film” in Cambridge

Yili Group 2 mins read
Passion for a Sustainable Future
CAMBRIDGE, Sept. 20, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

"Passion for a Sustainable Future", a short film co-produced by Yili Group and The Economist Group in the UK, was recognized as the "Best Corporate Sustainability Film" at Odyssey 2023 in Cambridge, an acknowledgment of the Asian dairy giant's commitment to global sustainability.

Now in its 3rd edition, the Odyssey film festival celebrates "Global Sustainability" as its main theme this year, in response to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Integrating sustainability into its corporate culture, Yili upholds a development philosophy that underscores the importance of green development, win-win cooperation and shared prosperity.

As early as in 2007, Yili took the lead in putting forward "green leadership" in 2007, which was upgraded later as the "green industry chain" strategy in 2009. The strategy stipulates that Yili should work with its suppliers to reduce carbon emissions across the value chain in standard formulation, platform building and talent cultivation.

In 2010, Yili took the lead in China's food sector in launching a corporate carbon inventory assessment. After 13 years of efforts, Yili has realized green production throughout the life cycle of its products, and has established a comprehensive data accounting system for energy and environmental protection. In addition to building the first "Net-zero carbon factory" in China's food industry, Yili also launched China's first net-zero product series, covering milk, yogurt, organic milk powder and ice cream. The company also pioneered in China's food sector as one of the first companies to unveil its carbon reduction goal and commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 across the industry chain.

Adhering to the principles of altruism and creating long-term positive impact, Yili pools various resources to establish a global health ecosystem and promote shared prosperity, in the process of generating business value and social value.

In 2021, Yili came up with the "New Vision for Value Creation", aiming to create value for key stakeholders including business partners, consumers, employees and society. Under this strategy, Yili has launched the Net-Zero Carbon Alliance, and put in place a comprehensive employee care system. Besides, it also helped millions of dairy farmers and herdsmen shake off poverty, and launched public welfare programs such as "Yili's Ark", "Yili Nutrition 2030" and "Yili Homeland Initiative" to give back to society on a long-term basis.

The company has also joined forces with the world's leading organizations to address climate change, biodiversity conservation, and economic recovery. Yili is China's first enterprise to sign the Business and Biodiversity Pledge of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the first to commit to and be approved to join the UN Water Action Agenda, and the sole dairy partner of the COP to be invited to the second session of the COP15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

With its dream of "World Integrally Sharing Health", Yili has also been expanding its ESG footprint across the continents. For instance, Yili has engaged in conserving salmon species in New Zealand and joined hands with the Coral Reef Ecological Restoration Project in Indonesia. Yili has also provided financial support to Indonesian local SMEs for economic recovery and set up scholarships in Europe to encourage young talents in nutrition R&D.

This year, with its outstanding performance in the ESG field, Yili Group has achieved an A-level MSCI ESG rating, placing it at the top among A-share-listed dairy companies. Following its "New Vision for Value Creation", Yili is dedicated to uniting all forces to create value and contribute to the UN SDGs in the future.

Source: Yili Group


More from this category

  • International News, Medical Health Aged Care
  • 13/06/2024
  • 10:12
Charles Darwin University

CDU EXPERT: It’s getting hot in here – we need to learn to live with it

13 JUNE, 2024 Who: Charles Darwin University heat stress expert Dr Sarah Carter. Dr Carter is a member of the Heat and Health Research Incubator group, and has been part of the team implementing the Australian Open heat stress scales. Topics: The impact of heatwaves on the human body, following recent heatwaves in Delhi and Athens. How to manage and adapt to heat stress. Internal and external factors contributing to heat stress. Contact details: Call +61 8 8946 6721 or email to arrange an interview. Quotes attributable to Dr Sarah Carter: "Heatwaves provide significant stress to our systems by…

  • Animal Animal WelfareRights, International News
  • 12/06/2024
  • 09:28
Humane Society International Australia

Iceland will allow commercial whaling to resume in ‘devastatingly disappointing’ renewal of one-year permit

This is a rejection of once-in-a-generation opportunity to end slaughter at sea, says Humane Society International (11 June 2024)―Asnews breaksthat Iceland’s Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir will renew a one-year commercial whaling licence to whaling company Hvalur hf., despite clear evidence of immense animal suffering, global animal protection charity Humane Society International calls it a devastatingly disappointing decision. An independentreportpublished last year by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority revealed some whales killed in Icelandic hunts had taken up to two hours to die, with 41% of whales suffering immensely before dying for an average of 11.5…

  • International News, Political
  • 10/06/2024
  • 10:45
Monash University

Monash expert: French election

French President Emmanuel Macron has called a snap election in France after heavy losses in his party to the far-right National Rally party in the country's EU election. A Monash expert is available to comment on the election and its implications in France, Europe and beyond. Associate Professor Ben Wellings, Politics and International Relations Contact details: +61 421 470 181 or Read more of Associate Professor Wellings’ commentary at Monash Lens “Radical-right populist parties have made political gains at the expense of green and liberal parties in the elections to the European Parliament. Whilst the centrist parties have retained…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.