Ad­vanced Agri­cul­ture

Beijing Review - - This Week -

An ex­pert tests the wa­ter ra­tio of corn at a mod­ern agri­cul­tural ser­vice cen­ter in Gao­qing County, east China’s Shan­dong Prov­ince, on May 29.

The cen­ter was jointly built by Gao­qing and the Sinochem Group. So far, it has served more than 200 pro­duc­ers, ef­fec­tively im­prov­ing lo­cal agri­cul­tural plan­ta­tion and op­er­a­tion. about 61.5 per­cent of en­ter­prises lacked trained pro­fes­sion­als in the field, and 32.3 per­cent sur­veyed said that they needed a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of lo­cal cul­tures and le­gal sys­tems in or­der to bet­ter carry out their cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) ef­forts.

“Ac­tu­ally, China’s SOEs have been ac­tively con­tribut­ing to lo­cal eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion in the past few years, but their ef­forts have been lit­tle known to the pub­lic,” said Zhong Hongwu, Di­rec­tor of the Re­search Cen­ter for Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity at the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences.

“Cross-cul­tural com­mu­ni­ca­tion mat­ters a lot in the over­seas CSR ef­forts of cen­tral SOEs, es­pe­cially in com­mu­nity ser­vice,” Zhong added. “It also mat­ters to en­ter­prises’ daily op­er­a­tions as they em­ploy work­ers from dif­fer­ent cul­tural back­grounds.”

The re­port sug­gests closer co­op­er­a­tion with lo­cal char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions to fa­cil­i­tate com­mu­ni­ca­tion for more ef­fi­cient CSR op­er­a­tions. It also calls for an eval­u­a­tion sys­tem of the over­seas CSR per­for­mance from the Sta­te­Owned As­sets Su­per­vi­sion and Ad­min­is­tra­tion Com­mis­sion of the State Coun­cil, the coun­try’s SOE reg­u­la­tor.

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