The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV), in cooperation with Mazars, awarded the first French Business Awards on Monday, April 8th 2013. For this 1st edition, 25 French companies applied for one or several opened categories: Best enterprise award, SME-VSE, Sustainable Development and France-Vietnam Partnership.During the CCIFV Gala dinner for the launch of the year France-Vietnam and under the applause of prestigious French and Vietnamese guests, the best French companies implanted in Vietnam have been awarded for their outstanding achievements. Based on their application file, four enterprises have been selected by the jury to acknowledge their dynamism, integration, local impact, contribution to French foreign trade and overall their global results in Vietnam over the past few years.
The most expected Best Enterprise Award was revealed and given to Big C by Mrs Nicole Bricq, Minister for Foreign Trade. In Vietnam since 1998, Big C, the subsidiary of Casino Group which has 22 supercenters today in Vietnam, has shown its outstanding results and commitment to Vietnam. The award recognizes its annual growth, creation of job and activity through the opening of new supercenters. Big C is now among the favorite brands of the Vietnamese consumers.
The SME-VSE award sponsored by the audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services organization Mazars, represented by its Managing Partner Mr. Jean-Marc Deschamps, has been given to Les Vergers du Mekong. The jury wanted to distinguish Mr Jean-Luc Voisin and his associates who managed to make it a dynamic company promoting the agro-industry in Vietnam through various products (Folliet coffee, fruit juices and jam under the brand Le Fruit, honey and tea). Its business vision, commitment to local farmers, respect for the environment and promotion of products both French and Vietnamese are among the reasons of its success for more than a decade.
Mrs Aurelie Tran Ngoc, Chief Representative of Veolia Water Vietnam has awarded the Sustainable Development Award to the young SME Metiseko. Metiskeo is an eco-chic brand creating organic and eco-friendly cotton-made clothing, home décor and accessories. The brand, which is certified by the Textile exchange label, weaves, prints, dyes its organic textile and manufactures its products following a social and environmental charter; making it a special and innovative young company in Vietnam.
The France-Vietnam Partnership Award was awarded to Sanofi. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the reestablishment of the diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam, the jury wanted to award a French company for its active and long-lasting partnership with the Vietnamese company Vinapharm since the 1990s. Sanofi, a leader in the pharmaceutical industry is in Vietnam since the 1950s and continues to expand its activity with the opening of a 3rd factory in the HCMC High-tech Park.In front of 400 guests from the French and Vietnamese business communities and in the presence of the official delegation of Mrs Nicole Bricq, the laureates have received a specially designed trophy by Mr. Sebastien Sicot.
Mr. Jean-Luc Voisin accepting the award from Mr Jean-Marc Deschamps