On November 24, the "IADA 2020 International Annual Report Design" award hosted by The International Annual Report Design Awards (IADA) was announced. China First Capital Group Co., Ltd. ("First Capital Group" or "Group"; Stock Code: 1269.HK ) The 2019 annual report won the "Education Group-Silver Award" and "Diversified Business Group-Bronze Award". The Group’s outstanding performance in corporate communications and information disclosure has been recognized internationally.
The 2019 annual report of First Capital Group took the core literacy of education as the main design line, and used music, dance, martial arts and other artistic characteristics to show the diversified colors of education in the overall development of morality, intelligence, physical education, art and labor; the main business of the company is connected with a rainbow-shaped arch — —Education and finance, which symbolized the continuous development of the group. The annual report is printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper with soy ink to reduce the negative impact on the environment.
Winning this award benefits from First Capital Group's continuous improvement in the preparation of regular reports on the basis of meeting regulatory requirements. Through regular reports, First Capital Group fully demonstrates its innovation, continuous efforts and achievements in education and finance to investors, promotes investors’ understanding of Capital Group’s operation and management, corporate governance and financial status, and enhances the Confidence in the future development of the control group.
IADA aims to encourage the creative design of annual reports. The award is held every six months and is open to applications from companies globally. Every year, thousands of design companies, corporate agencies, and professional printing production companies or organizations participate in the award competition. The jury members of the IADA Awards are consisting of investor relations and financial professionals, writers, designers, and photographers from more than 90 organizations and companies around the world. The selection is made based on the principles of fairness, openness, independence, transparency and fairness, so that the award has great reputation and authority internationally. The competition selects the most outstanding annual report works in various industries from the aspects of design innovation, clear presentation, effective explanation of business philosophy and excellence, and commends companies with outstanding capabilities in investor relations and annual report production.
Recently, the CFCG 2019 annual report also won the "2019 Vision Award" Education Group and the Platinum Award in the Finance-Diversified Services Group sponsored by the American Communications Union LACP, and was selected as one of the top 100 global annual reports (43rd), the top 50 annual reports in the Asia-Pacific region (15th) and China’s Top 50 Annual Reports, and was selected as "the most creative annual report in the Asia-Pacific region". At the same time, it won the Bronze Award for Financial Asset Management Inner Page Design in the 34th ARC Awards.
The American Communications Alliance LACP Vision Awards is an internationally renowned annual report selection. It was founded in 2001 to promote the discussion of best practices in the industry, recognize well-made annual reports, and showcase companies with exemplary communication capabilities. The review is based on eight criteria including the first impression of the report, cover design, letter to shareholders, report description, financial statements, innovation, clarity of information, and ease of access to information, and comprehensively selects outstanding annual reports.
The ARC Awards, sponsored by MerComm, Inc, an independent award institution in the United States, has been held for 34 sessions so far. It is the world's largest and most authoritative annual report award. It is the highest standard in the annual report industry and is known as the "Annual Report Oscar". The awards are selected based on the creativity, transparency, effectiveness and excellence of the annual report. All entries are selected by the professional review of investor relations, writing, design and photography.
Previously, CFCG also won the "InnoESG Prize 2020" award for its outstanding performance in aspects of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). The award aims to commend listed companies that have a positive impact in the ESG field and implement comprehensive support for sustainable development initiatives.
CFCG has been adhering to a highly transparent governance style, committed to improving the quality of annual reports, fully disclosing the group's operating conditions to investors, and presenting the company's unique value. The Group believes that effective corporate communications can promote communication between the company and its stakeholders. Therefore, the annual report and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) compilation, design and production are meticulous and strive for excellence. In the future, the group will continue to communicate with stakeholders through different channels, continuously improve operating performance and corporate governance, continue to do a good job in information disclosure, provide reference for investors' decision-making, and help the development of the group.