Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme 2011 was organised by the Family Council for the first time. The award scheme aims to give recognition to employers who attach importance to the spirit of family-friendliness, encourage them to continue to put in place measures to raise awareness in the business sector of the importance of family core values, and to foster a pro-family culture and environment.
The award scheme has received overwhelming support. 1,112 companies participated in the Scheme, 15 per cent of entries applied under the Corporations Category (for companies with 100 or more employees in Hong Kong) while the remaining enrolled under the Small and Medium Enterprises Category (for companies with fewer than 100 employees in Hong Kong). A total of 1,060 companies were recognised as "Family-Friendly Employers".