The John Keells Group has won many awards and received recognition for its many CSR initiatives and activities. Some of the more important ones include the following:
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.
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
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'.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign (HAAC) cited in 2010 as a Case Study
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).
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".