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2018

Sri Lanka CSR Leadership Awards 2018

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) was awarded at the Sri Lanka CSR Leadership Awards 2018 for Community Development. The awards ceremony was held on 19th July 2018 at Taj Samudra, Colombo.

The CSR Leadership Awards recognise corporate entities and individuals that have made a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them, through their involvement in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes that respect communities, the environment and people.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Ms. Carmeline Jayasuriya, Assistant Vice President and Head of Operations – CSR, JKH said, “We at John Keells are delighted and honoured to be recognized for our multiple and long-term community development initiatives within a framework of six focus areas – namely, Education, Health, Livelihood Development, Environment, Arts & Culture and Disaster Relief. All our community engagements are driven by a culture of empowerment in keeping with the Group’s CSR vision of “Empowering the Nation for Tomorrow”. We remain strongly committed to empowering our people and communities with the right mindsets, skills, capacities and opportunities which will help lead them to a better future. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the small but committed team at John Keells Foundation as well as our legion of passionate volunteers.”

The John Keells Group firmly believes that Community Development is the foundation of sustainable growth and impacts access to social, economic, environmental and basic human rights of people. Hence the Group’s CSR initiatives are intrinsically intertwined and connected to social, economic and environment concerns and aligned with the 5Ps of the Sustainable Development Goals – namely, People, Planet, Partnerships, Prosperity and Peace.

Since its establishment in 2005, John Keells Foundation – the Group’s CSR entity - undertakes and is responsible for the Group’s CSR initiatives aimed at undeserved communities in various parts of Sri Lanka through multiple medium to long term strategic and sustainable projects aligned to Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Global Compact.

 

 

2017

SLT Zero One Award 2017

John Keells Foundation was awarded the SLT Zero One Digital Excellence Award under the Health and Personal Care Services Category for the Best Community Empowerment Programme for the HIV & AIDS e-learning platform developed by 3CS - Web Design Sri Lanka. The award ceremony was held at the Hilton Colombo on 22th June 2017.

 

 

2016

ACCA Award 2016

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Sri Lanka held their annual Sustainability Reporting Awards ceremony on 28th February at Cinnamon Grand Colombo for the 13th consecutive year. John Keells Holdings PLC was adjudged the Overall ‘Winner’ as well as ‘Winner’ in the Conglomerates and Diversified Category. Union Assurance was adjudged ‘Winner’ in the Financial services and Insurance category and John Keells Hotels PLC bagged the 'Winner' title in the Leisure and Connected Services Category.

 

 

Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2016

John Keell’s Group continued its commitment to sustainable development, and was recognized at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2016’. We are proud to be ranked among the The Top 10 Corporate Citizens and also adjudged Category Winner of Environmental Management.

 

 

JKH ranked high in STING Corporate Accountability Index 2016

John Keells Holdings PLC was ranked second in the Platinum category in the STING Corporate Accountability Index 2016.

 

 

2015

John Keells Group shines at the ACCA Awards 2015

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Sri Lanka held their annual Sustainability Reporting Awards ceremony on 24th February at The Kingsbury for the 12th consecutive year.

John Keells Holdings PLC was adjudged the ‘Runners Up’ in the Conglomerates and Diversified Category.

 

 

Union Assurance was adjudged the ‘Winner’ in the Financial Services and Insurance category and John Keells Hotels PLC bagged the 'Winner' title in the Leisure and Connected Services Category for the 2nd consecutive year. Ceylon Cold Stores were the winners in the Retail & Trading category.

 

 

JKH shines at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2015

JKH won 4 awards for Ten Best Corporate Citizens, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Value Addition and Community Relations at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2015 held on 26th November.

 

 

2014

ACCA Awards 2014

John Keells Holdings PLC once again triumphed at the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Sustainability Reporting Awards 2014. JKH was crowned winners in the Conglomerates and Diversified category and also adjudged runners-up as the country’s most transparent business entity.

In Leisure and Connected Services category, John Keells Hotels bagged the top award and Union Assurance gained Runner-up position in the Financial Services & Insurance category.

 

 

2012

ICASL Best Annual Report Awards 2012

Overall excellence in Annual Reporting – Gold. CASL – Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Silver award. Diversified holdings (Group above 5 subsidiaries) sector Gold Award. Global Peacock Global award for Sustainability.

STING Accountability Ratings 2012

Received the Silver Award at the Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Awards

2011

ACCA Sri Lankan Sustainability Reporting Awards 2011

John Keells Holdings PLC won in the "large scale category", while Union Assurance PLC was placed runner-up in the "medium scale category".

 

 

ICASL Awards 2011

Received the Silver Award at the Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Awards

2010

HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign (HAAC) cited as a Case Study 2010

The HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign (HAAC) was cited in 2010 as a Case Study in 'Best Practices by Private Sector in Disease Prevention and Management – South West Asia Region' - a report compiled by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Friends of the Fund South and West Asia (FoSWA).

 

 

2009

IASL Best Annual Report Awards 2009

IASL Best Annual Report Awards 2009 The John Keells Group won a total of 15 Awards at the ICASL Best Annual Report Awards 2009, one of which was the Gold Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting.

 

 

ACCA Sri Lankan Sustainability Reporting Awards 2009

ACCA Sri Lankan Sustainability Reporting Awards 2009 John Keells Holdings PLC was placed joint runner-up in the 'Large-scale category' at the ACCA Sustainability Awards 2009. JKH shared the honour with Ceylon Tobacco Company - the other runner up in the large category. John Keells Group Company, Union Assurance PLC, was runner-up in the 'Medium-scale category'.

 

 

2007

Best Corporate Citizen Award from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 2007

Best Corporate Citizen Award from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (2007) This is the highest national honour that can be won by a company in Sri Lanka.