Aside from recognizing outstanding ASEAN enterprises, ABA also aims to serve as a platform to disseminate information on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) , as well as cast a spotlight on SMEs that have the potential of becoming global economic players in their respective industries.
Outstanding performance in the ASEAN Economic Community's (AEC) Priority Integration Sectors.
These sector awards also recognize integration between various ASEAN businesses owned and operated by the applicant.
Submissions should demonstrate exemplary track records in Growth, Employment, Innovation, and CSR.
Outstanding business models that sustainably create social impact through the company’s core business operations. Nominated business models should demonstrate financial viability, positive impact on poor and low-income people and communities, innovation within the value chain, and scale and replicability of the business model to alleviate the poverty and inclusion problem.
Friend of ASEAN
A non-ASEAN owned enterprise that demonstrates a continuous and increased commitment in growing its presence within ASEAN
Outstanding business owner below the age 45 who has demonstrated significant success through leadership, market positioning, and company performance.
Female business owner who has demonstrated significant success through leadership, market positioning, and company performance.
This award honors SMEs who have achieved outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth. Nominees should demonstrate initiative and willingness to undertake bold, new ventures. Submissions should also include evidence of sustainable growth and commercial success to levels that are outstanding for the size of the applicant’s operations.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
This prestigious endorsement goes to SMEs that demonstrate a high standard of commitment in the way they organize and integrate their responsible business practices. Submissions should provide evidence of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy that integrates responsible business practice into their mainstream operations. This CSR strategy should have a positive impact in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, or the community.
This award goes to SMEs that demonstrate the provision of a stimulating and supportive workplace. Qualifiers should demonstrate how its people-development strategies have created a committed, motivated, and effective workforce.
This award goes to SMEs that demonstrate a proven ability to create, nurture, and develop new products or services. Qualifiers should demonstrate how they have differentiated themselves from others in their industry. Achievements can include, but are not limited to, the invention, design, production, performance, marketing, and distribution of their product or service.