For the second consecutive year, the GraceKennedy (GK) Group was the proud winner of the Governor General’s Award for Excellence at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Best Practices Awards for 2021. The prestigious award honours the listed company which consistently upholds international best practices to be declared the overall winner of the annual JSE Best Practices Awards. GK also received the coveted award for 2004, 2018 and 2020.
GK was also declared winner of the PSOJ/JSE Corporate Governance Award and Annual Report Award for companies listed on the JSE Main Market at the Best Practices Awards; and was the first runner up and second runner up respectively in the Corporate Disclosure & Investor Relations and Website categories. The announcement of the awards was made during a ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston yesterday evening, Wednesday, December 7.
Commenting on GK’s win, CEO of the GK Group, Don Wehby said, “This amazing win has added meaning for us as we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year. Our aim has always been excellence in corporate governance and as a global consumer group, we strive to achieve international best practice. This commitment is grounded in the core values established by GK’s founders over 100 years ago – Honesty, Integrity and Trust. Congratulations to the entire GK team – our staff and Directors – for all the work you consistently put in to ensure that we continue to live up to our solid reputation of being a responsible corporate citizen. We are also so grateful for the unwavering support and confidence our business partners, shareholders and customers place in our business. It’s an honour to be recognised in this way by the Jamaica Stock Exchange.”
GraceKennedy has received over 40 Best Practices Awards from the JSE since it was established in 2004. The JSE Best Practices Awards promote best practice standards for companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Each year awards are handed out to companies listed on the Main and Junior Market of the Stock Exchange recognizing excellence in corporate governance.