The 2022 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) were presented on November 16. Tunghai University topped the 47 universities in Taiwan by being granted No. 1 Award in Sustainability Model University, Platinum Award in Sustainability Report, and Leadership Award in Social Co-prosperity. THU is the only university in Taiwan to receive consecutive three-year awards in Sustainability Model University, Sustainability Report, and single topic performance.
Tunghai University wins Sustainability Model University, in Sustainability Report Platinum Award and Social Co-prosperity Leadership Award in 2022 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award.
The TCSA is one of the most important sustainability evaluation awards in Taiwan. It appraises the overall performances of universities from governance, societal, environmental, and partnership perspectives.
This year, the THU sustainability action plans were made to respond to three strategies, namely green-collar talent incubation, influential citizen, and corporate sustainability transformation. In the past two years, THU has won 7 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze awards in sustainability action plans and established a cross-disciplinary cooperation platform to complete the sustainability governance mechanism and meet the SDGs goals. The TCSA judge panel awarded THU with the highest honor of University Sustainability Report Platinum Award because of its proactive innovative actions from sustainability mission, strategy, governance, social co-prosperity, environmental sustainability, down to economic development.
In the single topic category, Tunghai University won the Social Co-prosperity Leadership Award with the “Enabling Digital Power – Reversing the study dream of rural children” action plan. The plan formulated a ‘Digital Buddy Program’, joining the efforts of 2210 students from 34 departments in THU, to coach 1057 young students of 16 primary and junior high schools. With the assistance of information technology, young students in rural areas increased their horizon and life experiences through the companionship and coaching of THU students.
Tunghai University values sustainability and wins multiple awards.
According to Tunghai University, being a model university is an honor as well as a responsibility. The university will keep incubating talents with sustainability mindset, problem-solving capability and high mobility to fulfill the mission and responsibility of a sustainability model university.