China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd. (China Satcom) is a subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, which is a state-owned enterprise. China Satcom operates 15 satellites with global coverage. These support 343 television channels in China and nearly 300 internationally.
No evidence was found that China Satcom undertakes initiatives that contribute to inclusive digital access and opportunities. There is an opportunity for the company to show how it supports universal and affordable access to digital technologies for vulnerable groups, digital inclusivity for women and girls, and digital accessibility for people with disabilities. China Satcom should also demonstrate how it distributes the wealth it creates among its stakeholders.
No evidence was found that China Satcom undertakes initiatives to contribute to the development of digital skills or to increase school connectivity. There are opportunities for the company to show its contribution in these areas.
China Satcom should demonstrate how it practices open innovation and supports technology innovation ecosystems. It should also demonstrate how it collaborates with other organisations on research into sustainable development and supports inclusive and ethical research and development (R&D).
Core Social Assessment
The core social indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.
No company policies or commitments related to respect for human rights were found in the public domain. There is also no public evidence of China Satcom committing to respect the ILO fundamental labour rights, nor does the company disclose a process to identify, assess and mitigate the salient human rights risks associated with its own operations and its business relationships.
No company policies or commitments related to providing and promoting decent work were found in the public domain. China Satcom does not disclose whether it provides secure, safe and healthy workplaces, where workers are fairly remunerated and have a meaningful say in decision making.