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NordCham Philippines, together with the Embassies of Denmark, Norway, Sweden in Manila, the Embassy of Finland in Kuala Lumpur, and the Philippines Norway Business Council are proud to present the sixth edition of the annual Nordic Awards Night at the Fairmont Makati Ballroom on October 23, 2019 at 6-10 PM.

KMC Managing Director Michael McCullough will be presenting the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise of the Year.
The Nordic Awards Night, themed 'Northern Lights' recognizes prominent Nordic-affiliated companies in the Philippines who exemplify Nordic values and commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals. The finalists for this year are:

Corporate Sustainability Company of the Year, co-presented by Trends & Concepts

  • Ericsson
  • Grundfos
  • H&M
  • Integrated Micro-Electronics
  • Novo Nordisk

Innovation Company of the Year, co-presented by Salarium

  • Aidea
  • Connovate
  • EricssonIntegrated Micro-Electronics
  • Ocean Sun

Growth Company of the Year, co-presented by BDO Unibank

  • Integrated Micro-Electronics
  • KMC Solutions
  • NNIT

Outstanding Employer of the Year, co-presented by Regus & Spaces

  • Döhle Shipmanagement
  • H&M
  • NNIT
  • Nokia
  • OSM Maritime Group

Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) of the Year, co-presented by KMC Savills

  • Aidea
  • Connovate
  • OnlineFactory

“The Nordic Awards is our way of recognizing companies who live by the values that we
stand for in the Nordic countries: innovation, sustainability, equality, education, and
growth”, explains NordCham Philippines executive director Joona Selin. These values are
reflected in the judging criteria for the five award categories, and we have also put a focus
on sustainable development goals in each of the categories, Mr. Selin explains further.
The Corporate Sustainability Company of the Year category emphasizes the environment,
human rights and working conditions, and anti-corruption measures and business ethics.

The Growth Company of the Year and SME of the Year categories both highlight
employment generation and revenue growth. For Innovation Company of the Year, degree
of innovation and sustainability, as well as international potential and likelihood of success
are key criteria. And, for Outstanding Employer of the Year, gender equality, health and
well-being, and equal development opportunities are key considerations.

“The themes of the Nordic Awards seem to resonate well in the Philippines, as we received
a record number of 60 nominations for this year’s awards”, adds PwC Philippines Director
Dakila Socrates B. Lavilla. PwC as the knowledge partner for Nordic Awards 2019 also
oversees the process of the ranking the nominees and selection of the finalists, supporting
the board of judges. The board of judges consists of Nordic-Philippine representatives
from the public and private sector:

  • Carol Dominguez, Board of Governors Secretary, Management Association of the
  • H.E. Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines
  • H.E. Bjorn Jahnsen, Ambassador of Norway to the Philippines
  • H.E. Petri Puhakka, Ambassador of Finland to Brunei, Malaysia, and the
  • H.E. Grete Sillasen, Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines
  • Elizabeth Sy, Consul General (a.h.) of Iceland

The 2019 edition of the event gathers more than 200 C-level executives, entrepreneurs,
leaders of local and foreign chambers of commerce, ambassadors, members of the
diplomatic corps, government, and media. The event is part of the 2019 NordStar Event
Series on Innovation and Sustainability, supported by Nordic Co-operation (Norden).

Get your tickets here!