FIA Secretariat and Members Shortlisted for 2016 Gold Standard Awards

Food Industry Asia’s (FIA) communications team has been nominated for a prestigious Gold Standard Award this year, alongside two FIA Member Companies, FrieslandCampina and Coca-Cola. The announcement of the 2016 awards shortlist was made by event organiser PublicAffairsAsia.

The communications team is one of three shortlisted candidates for The Gold Standard Award for “In House” Team of the Year. The award identifies excellence in an in-house public/corporate affairs or communications team in Asia Pacific, or one related to the region. Successful entries must show significant achievement and development in the team management, results and performance in the previous 18 months.

FrieslandCampina and Coca-Cola are both in the running for The Gold Standard Awards for Corporate Citizenship. FrieslandCampina has been shortlisted in the Regional Programme category with its Drink.Move.BeStrong campaign, while Coca-Cola has been shortlisted for the Global-Asia Programme category, for an initiative that empowers women entrepreneurs, which was developed in collaboration with the Kashf Foundation.

PublicAffairsAsia recently released the shortlist for the coveted Gold Standard Awards. With nearly 300 nominations received from across the region, the programme continues to set the benchmark for excellence across a wide range of corporate affairs and communications-related programmes throughout Asia Pacific.

“The Gold Standard Awards recognise excellence over the whole spectrum of communications and public affairs,” said Craig Hoy, PublicAffairsAsia Executive Director.

“The contest this year has been very competitive - with nearly 300 entries across 18 categories. Once again, FIA features on the shortlist – proving that the organisation is driving excellence in its communications and stakeholder engagement across sectors."

The shortlist comprises of over 100 corporations, communications consultancies, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), non-profits and diplomatic missions, as well as leaders of these organisations.

The shortlist and details of the 2016 programme can be found here.