The GraceKennedy (GK) Group is the proud winner of the 2020 Governor General’s Award for Excellence at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Best Practices Awards. The prestigious award honours the listed company which has consistently upheld international best practices to be declared the overall winner of the annual JSE Best Practices Awards. GK also received the coveted award in 2004 and 2018.
In the JSE Main Market Best Practices Awards for 2020, GK also tied with NCB Jamaica to win the PSOJ Corporate Governance Award and was announced the overall winner in the Annual Report and Best Website categories, and first runner up in the Corporate Disclosure and Investor Relations category. GK Capital Management was also declared the winner of the Investor Relations category of the Member Dealers Awards. The announcement of the 2020 JSE Best Practices Awards was made during a hybrid virtual/in-person ceremony streamed live online yesterday evening, Wednesday, December 1.
Commenting on GK’s win, CEO of the GK Group, Don Wehby said, “Congratulations to the entire GK team – our staff, Directors, and business partners – for all the work you consistently put in to ensuring that GraceKennedy upholds our longstanding track record of outstanding corporate governance. I am truly grateful to you all for consistently going above and beyond to ensure that we meet every target and deadline and remain one of the leading companies listed on the JSE. Thanks too to all our shareholders, customers and other stakeholders for your unwavering support and confidence in GK. It is truly an honour to lead such an amazing Company and to be recognised in this way by the Jamaica Stock Exchange.”
He continued, “This is a fantastic way to close out the year and a wonderful start to GK’s 100th anniversary, which we will celebrate in 2022!”
The JSE Best Practices Awards were established in 2004 to 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. Since 2011 awards have also been handed out by the JSE to Member Dealers for their contribution to developing the Capital Market and for upholding best practices standards in the process.
GraceKennedy has received over 20 Best Practices Awards from the JSE since the annual event began