Port Wings News Network:
Global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has once again been recognized by leading investment institutions and agencies as among the top Asian companies that has shown all-round governance excellence and financial management for 2018.
Hong Kong-based Corporate Governance Asia, the region’s most authoritative journal on corporate governance, during the recent 9th Asian Excellence Awards named ICTSI as one of the Best Investor Relations Company in the Philippines. For his superior leadership and excellence in driving ICTSI’s overall management and growth, Enrique K. Razon Jr., ICTSI chairman and president, was hailed Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations).
On the other hand, Rafael D. Consing Jr., ICTSI Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was named Asia’s Best CFO (Investor Relations) while Arthur R. Tabuena, ICTSI Treasury Director and Head of Investor Relations, was recognized as the Philippines’ Best Investor Relations Professional.
Now on its 9th year, the Asian Excellence Awards recognizes companies for their achievements and superiority in management acumen, financial performance, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and investor relations. Winners were selected from several countries across the region, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Adding to the long list of awards recognizing ICTSI for its governance excellence is Alpha Southeast Asia that cited the Company as one of the best managed companies in the Philippines – clinching five awards in the 9th Annual Institutional Investor Awards.
In the same awards tilt, Mr. Consing was also named as the Philippines’ Best CFO. This is Mr. Consing’s second time to receive the coveted award from Alpha Southeast Asia, bagging the recognition for the first time in 2017.
As the only poll focused on Southeast Asia, the Institutional Investor Awards gauges performance in financial management, adherence to corporate governance, integrated reporting/CSR & IR. The awards presentation for Philippine winners will be held in Singapore on September 17.
Mr. Consing, who also serves as the Company’s Compliance Officer, welcomed these citations for ICTSI and its key officers: “Amidst an ever-evolving regulatory environment, these recognitions affirm that we are at the right track in ensuring ICTSI’s Group-wide commitment to sound, prudent and effective management – the bedrock of business sustainability. Our continuing adherence to good corporate governance, in turn, fulfills our vision to build long-term stakeholder and shareholder value.”
As a key player in the global supply chain, ICTSI has expanded the scope of its impact management, part of its efforts of guaranteeing good corporate governance. In 2018, ICTSI adopted new supply chain measures aligned with its sustainability objectives – including screening of new suppliers, using environmental criteria; measurement of spending on local suppliers; and assessing suppliers’ environmental impact.
On top of key governance frameworks in place, ICTSI has made various efforts over the previous year to promote transparency and fairness in the Company’s dealings and relationships with stakeholders – including the appointment of a third independent director within ICTSI’s board; and the adoption of a Conflict of Interest Policy and an Anti-Bribery Policy in 2018.