Photo: Zhang Yipeng, vice president of Yili Group, addresses the award ceremony at the Next Summit in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Nov. 22. (Xinhua/Zhou Yi)
HANGZHOU, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's dairy giant Yili was honored the Hurricane Lamp Award on Thursday during the NEXT Summit held in Hangzhou for its contribution in international cooperation.
Such an international honor means significantly for Yili, which has not only recognized its achievements, but also served as a spur for its future development, according to Yili vice president Zhang Yipeng.
It is said that one could walk fast by walking alone, but can go far by walking together. Yili therefore will join forces with more international peers to push forward globalization, Zhang noted.
The Inner Mongolia-headquartered company was credited for outstanding performances in its quality improvement based on superior resource system as well as dedication in catering to customer needs.
Since unveiled in 2014, the resource-abundant Yili Oceania Production Base located in South Canterbury of New Zealand is a great example of international cooperation through which the Chinese company secured its place in the western dairy world.
In terms of product innovation, Yili also expanded footprints globally, initiating Sino-U.S. Food wisdom Valley in the United States, co-establishing a R&D center in Europe with Wageningen University, and working with Lincoln University for biotechnology nutritional research.
Above all, the company holds quality control and product safety at core and works with international quality assurance institutions such as SGS and LRAQ to upgrade its global quality and safety management system.
Yili will do more for making Chinese brands known to the world, Zhang said. (Edited by Niu Huizhe, firstname.lastname@example.org)