Nestlé Jamaica Limited has, for the second consecutive year, been awarded the Best of Chamber Award in the category of Large enterprises at Saturday night’s staging of the annual Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Awards and Grand Charity Ball at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The award was presented to Nestlé’s Country Manager Daniel Caron at the glitzy ceremony.
Nestlé won the Award after an assessment by the Chamber which took into account a wide range of criteria, ranging from Business Performance, Growth and Innovation, to Human Resource development.
Speaking after the Awards Ceremony, Caron said “This year marks the 79th year of operations for Nestlé here in Jamaica and we are very pleased with our performance during the period under review. Nestlé Jamaica has seen an exponential increase in our operations since our 2018 move to our Ferry Pen Head Office. We have expanded from a staff complement of 86 to more than 200 employees, and we have also expanded our range of products with our co-manufacturing agreement with Seprod for the local manufacture of two brand new products: NESTLÉ’ Full Cream Sweetened Condensed Milk and NESTLÉ GREEN BUTTERFLY Filled Sweetened Condensed Milk.” Caron noted that Nestlé’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, embodied by the activities of the recently launched Nestlé Jamaica Health and Wellness Foundation, was also considered by the Chamber in assessing Nestlé for the Award.
“This award is really dedicated to our people because they are the centre of everything that we do. Our success in community outreach is a direct result of the passion and commitment of our employees who willingly donate their energy and talent for volunteer activities, ranging from coastal clean-ups to wellness education,” he said.
Nestlé was recently awarded the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) Award for Quality and Standards. The company serves as a hub for the Northern Caribbean region for Nestlé global distribution to countries such as Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Belize and 10 other islands.
About Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is one of the oldest Business Associations in this hemisphere. With over 200 years of experience as an advocate for small to large scale businesses, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in the passing of legislation and regulations in the fields of labour relations, banking, income tax utilities regulation, foreign exchange liberalization, import/export and company law. Some of its objectives include helping businesses to prosper and grow, encouraging orderly expansion and the development of all segments of the society and contributing to the overall economic stability of the society.
About Nestlé Jamaica Health and Wellness Foundation
The Nestlé Jamaica Health and Wellness Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose vision is to be recognized as Jamaica’s leading socially responsible company focused on Nutrition, Health and Wellness. The Nestlé for Healthier Kids Programme in Jamaica is managed through the foundation.