Zotye Auto Chairman Wu Jianzhong was awarded China Outstanding Entrepreneur Award for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Seventh China Corporate Social Responsibility Summit held in Beijing's Diaoyutai jointly sponsored by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences CSR Research Center and Xinhua.
Under the management of Mr. Wu, Zotye has supported philanthropy as a social responsibility treating social welfare service and focus on social disadvantaged groups as an important content of the work and incorporating “return to the community” into company’s purpose.
After the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, Wu Jianzhong led Zotye donating 20 units of 2008 for worth one million RMB for relief work through a fund raising gala, In September of that year, during the Chengdu Motor Show, Zotye donated the first 5008 which rolled off the production line and 50,000 RMB to the severely damaged Dujiangyan Technical School.
2014, Zotye responded positively to the provincial government’s water project leading the way by donating one million RMB. At the same time, special attention has been paid to the water preservation and efficiency in manufacturing process. Wu Jianzhong encouraged his employees to actively seek to achieve an efficient and environmentally friendly development for the company as a contribution to the environment of Zhejiang province.
Wu Jianzhong said that as an auto company Zotye took environmental and public interests as an important mission. The product lines are environmentally friendly low-emission and electric vehicles. Adhering to a low-carbon footprint principle has been Zotye’s responsibility and Zotye will spare no efforts to achieve that goal in the future.
February 25, 2011, at the Charity Conference held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Zotye was given the Zhejiang Charity Award honored by the Zhejiang Provincial People's Government. Wu Jianzhong and Zotye did not just stop there, but continued to explore new territory for social charity.
During the exploration process, a micro-charity fund was established. It is a Zotye-funded charity with private donations aiming to help the disadvantaged. A special committee was created to take charge of the daily work. Meanwhile, through various forms of activities it offers education fund, public assistance fund, dream fund, etc. vigorously implementing the "CARE project" with clearly defined charitable responsibilities.
In 2015, Zotye will increase its efforts on public charity creating a Zotye charity brand with work from energy-saving, care for sanitation workers and left-behind children, setting up social charity funds, etc. Zotye will take public welfare charity as an important cause building a Zotye charity brand image.