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24 Nov 2009
Wharf T&T honoured by HKQAA for the continuous efforts in CSR
First ICT service provider in Hong Kong to be recognised in the CSR Advocate Mark

Hong Kong, 24 Nov 2009 – Wharf T&T, a leading ICT services provider in Hong Kong, today announced that it has been commended by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) in the HKQAA-HSBC CSR Index 2009 for its continuous effort to embrace corporate social responsibility in its operations. The CSR Advocate Mark Presentation Ceremony was held on 5 November 2009.

The HKQAA-HSBC CSR Index consists of two separate Indexes – Hong Kong CSR Advocate Index and Hong Kong 100 CSR Index. There are 25 companies from different sectors participating in the Hong Kong CSR Advocate Index 2009. The Hong Kong CSR Advocate Index 2009 is 4.53.

“We are honoured that Wharf T&T is the first ICT service provider in Hong Kong being recognised at the HKQAA-HSBC CSR Index’s inaugural ceremony. Corporate social responsibility is an essential element rooted in our corporate philosophy. At Wharf T&T, we recognise our responsibility to enable customers’ businesses through the most appropriate ICT solutions while aligning the interests of our stakeholders and the community as a whole,” said Vincent Ma, President of Wharf T&T Limited. “Our approach to CSR is a long term commitment. As a responsible corporate citizen, we want to promote a favourable business environment that fosters sustainable development while harnessing genuine long-term business values.

Based on ISO/DIS 26000 Guidance for Social Responsibility, HKQAA-HSBC CSR Index was developed jointly by HKQAA and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC). The index provides a quantitative metrics to measure the adoption of CSR by the Hong Kong business sector in seven areas, namely, organisational governance, human rights, labour practices, environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues and community involvement and development.

For more information about the HKQAA-HSBC CSR Index, please visit www.hkqaa.org.

About Wharf T&T
Backed by the state-of-the-art fully fibre-optic network, Wharf T&T is the second largest business fixed line operator as well as the first and only comprehensive ICT service provider in Hong Kong focusing on the business sector. Established in 1995, Wharf T&T invests over HK$5 billion in its own telecommunications network infrastructure. Wharf T&T strictly focuses on enabling customers’ businesses with one-stop-shop ICT services ranging from basic to the most sophisticated customised solutions.

Wharf T&T possesses the best-of-breed optical fibre network and system integration capabilities, enabling a full range of professional ICT solutions encompassing voice, data, conferencing, email messaging, web-building and hosting, IT security, network solution and integration, application implementation, data centre, business continuity and disaster recovery services.

Wharf T&T’s value propositions are our commitment to create and deliver value to business customers in enhancing their businesses. Such value propositions are further enriched and strengthened through our strategic collaboration with various partners including Cisco (Gold Partner), EMC, F-Secure, H3C, Hyperion, Microsoft, Mirapoint, NEC, Oracle (Certified Partner), Ruckus and Sun Microsystems (Principal Partner).

Wharf T&T is a core member of The Wharf Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Hong Kong. The Wharf Group also owns i-CABLE Communications Limited, the leading cable television station and Internet access service provider in Hong Kong.

For further information about Wharf T&T, please visit www.wharftt.com.

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