Baxter Awarded for Expanding Access to Care and Education to Students from Rural China
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Baxter China was recently recognized for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs designed to expand access to healthcare and education at the 5th China Charity Festival. The B-CEDAR Program won the Best CSR Program of the Year award at the Festival, while Baxter itself was recognized as the Most Responsible Brand of the Year. This was the fourth consecutive year that Baxter China has been recognized at the Festival, which was established to promote charitable giving and honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding philanthropic contributions.
Launched jointly with the Shanghai Cedar Youth Career Skills Development Center and the Xingjia Center in 2014, the B-CEDAR Program aims to help university students from rural areas integrate into city life and improve their career prospects and competitive position through tutoring, coaching, lectures, and company visits. The program has been successfully implemented for two seasons and nearly 100 Baxter employees have contributed more than 1,900 hours as volunteer tutors across 10 cities.
“For nearly three decades, Baxter has been committed to expanding access to healthcare and education in China. The B-CEDAR project is an excellent example of how we are improving the lives of those who grew up in underprivileged circumstances,” said Shirley Xu, Region Head, Greater China. “Being recognized once again by China Charity Festival for our CSR efforts inspires and motivates us to move forward and continue to make meaningful contributions to the communities we serve in China.”