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JKH ranked as Sri Lanka’s most respected entity for 15th year


Aug 31, 2020 (LBO) – For a record 15th year, John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), was ranked as the Most Respected entity in Sri Lanka, in the recently released edition of LMD’s Most Respected Entities issue.

In terms of the 10 attribute rankings, JKH has taken the lead in five categories, namely Quality Consciousness, Management Profile, Dynamism, Corporate Culture and Vision. JKH retained its position as the Most Respected entity by garnering the highest number of votes (1,125) in a survey commissioned and conceptualised by LMD and conducted by Nielsen.

The survey was designed to rank the ‘Most Respected’ entities in Sri Lanka based on the perceptions of respondents – and to evaluate why they’re perceived as such. The survey covered a sample of 800 respondents (managers and above) from listed companies. John Keells Group which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020, has occupied the number one position in LMD’s Most Respected rankings for 15 years since the rankings were launched in 2005.

JKH Chairman Krishan Balendra in his interview in the August 2020 issue of LMD said, “Our strongest attribute is our commitment to live our core values – integrity, caring, trust, innovation and excellence. Our robust corporate governance structure, professional management, and sustainable development processes stem from these values and over our rich history of 150 years, has enabled us to do the right thing, always, foster a great place to work for our people, build strong relationships with our partners and empower our communities. We are humbled at being recognised as Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Entity once again in appreciation of the way we conduct our business and contribute to the nation.” John Keells Holdings PLC is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate on the Colombo Stock Exchange operating over 70 companies in 7 diverse industry sectors. In 2020 John Keells Group celebrates 150 years of being in business and contributing to the development of the country.

JKH provides employment to over 14,000 persons and has been ranked as Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Respected Entity’ for the last 15 years by the LMD Magazine. Whilst being a full member of the World Economic Forum and a Participant of the UN Global Compact, JKH drives its CSR vision of ‘Empowering the nation for tomorrow,’ through John Keells Foundation and through the social entrepreneurship initiative, ‘Plasticcycle’, which is a catalyst in significantly reducing the plastic pollution in Sri Lanka.
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