Our People

We are global employers. Our team spans nine countries in seventeen locations and consists of more than 2,000 people. Our ability to deliver outstanding results for our stakeholders starts with our capable, committed team members in all our businesses. Our people are our most valued resource. We seek to always ensure that our team is treated fairly and with dignity, compassion, respect and consideration for their goals and aspirations.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

2021 was a year of growth and transition for our team. Our global teams were focussed on piloting their businesses towards recovery from COVID-19 and taking advantage of the opportunities which arose during this period. In line with JP’s commitment to people and talent development, we sought to position our business leaders for growth, and ensure alignment with JP’s strategic goals, by enrolling them in a transformational leadership programme with Soul Career, a workforce development company based in Jamaica. This programme brought together a subset of the Group’s leadership teams with participants from Jamaica, the United States, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom over the course of six months to empower them with cutting edge leadership trends and practices.

For JP, corporate citizenship means that we feel entitled to our fair share of the common good, but we also feel duty bound to share our unique capabilities and our special resources with others.

OUR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY

In accordance with JP’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (“CSR”), we give in line with an annual plan that identifies the resources that we are able to share with our community and that brings transparency, discipline and inclusiveness to the process of setting our priorities for action. We prioritise causes that involve children, health and wellness, the environment and education because we believe that these causes are most fundamental to the sustainability of our community

#UnlockingPotentia

In keeping with our CSR Policy, we remain committed to providing educational opportunities for Jamaican students, and particularly those in St. Mary. Our registered charity, the St. Mary Education Trust (“SMET”),

#VACCINATEJP

Our team continued to manage the many challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as as they operated on the front line of the crisis during recurring lockdowns and other restrictions. A major priority for our businesses was protecting the health and well-being of our teams. Many of our businesses dedicated significant time and resources to hosting and participating in vaccination drives and projects to provide our teams and our local communities with lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. These efforts were not only important steps in keeping our teams and their families safe and healthy, but also provided an important platform for the recovery of our businesses and the countries in which they are located. Our Group “Did It For Our Team” and we can proudly announce that these efforts resulted in an estimated JP staff vaccination rate of more than 85% globally.

OUR GROWING TEAM

We proudly welcomed new team members to our Group from the United Kingdom, Spain and the Dominican Republic. A major priority for the Group was to onboard that administers the Sydney A. Phillips Scholarships and the Ernest Johnston Memorial Bursary, had a strong inaugural year culminating in eight scholarships:- four new Sydney A. Phillips scholars, one new Ernest Johnston Memorial Bursary recipient, and three continuing Sydney A. Phillips scholars. Through SMET, we believe that we can make a meaningful contribution to providing educational opportunities, mainly in a parish which has contributed so much to our Group and to our shareholders. We look forward to using this platform to expand the number and value of scholarships available to students in the coming years

Ethics and Integrity

At JP, we are simply good people with whom to do business. Since our inception, almost a century ago, we have been committed to operating in accordance with straightforward principles of fair dealing. We conduct business in an open, honest and ethical manner. We engage our stakeholders, partners, customers, suppliers and team members with a sense of integrity that is demonstrable, deeply rooted and consistent, and we demand no less from them.

The principles of ethics and accountability by which we abide are embodied in our Code of Business Ethics and Business Conduct (the “Code”). We obligate all our team members in every business in our Group to strictly adhere to this Code
in their business dealings and in maintaining a work environment which the leadership teams of our new businesses and to familiarise them with our Group’s governance and leadership values. We owe our people a tremendous debt of gratitude for their resilience, dedication and commitment throughout 2021 and into 2022. Once again, we thank our team for delivering the strong 2021 results of our business under challenging conditions.

Thank you. Gracias. Dank Je. Diolch. Gràcies.

Our Community

The stakeholders to which JP owes the greatest duty, are our shareholders, our team, our partners, our customers, our suppliers, and their families. This is our community. Our commitment to our community is built on the principles of citizenship, fair play, integrity, transparency, accountability and sustainability

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

JP is Jamaican owned, however, since our inception, we have been willing to do business in any part of the world in which we are able to operate in line with our principles. Today, we are a multinational group and we see ourselves as citizens of Jamaica and, also, citizens of the many countries in which we operate.

reflects JP’s reputation for integrity, ethical conduct and trust. The Code is available for viewing on our website. As producers and service providers, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality for our products and services. At JP we do not sell products or provide services which we would not want ourselves or our families to consume. We believe what we say about our products and services, and we stand by the claims and promises that we make about our business.

The Environment

JP believes in environmentally sustainable business practices. Our businesses interact directly and intensively with our natural environment, and so, we are committed to using the natural resources upon which we depend, sparingly and sustainably. In our businesses we deploy technology, processes and attention to detail to minimise waste. We also believe in measuring our impact on the environment and consistently assessing ways in which we can lessen any adverse impact our businesses may have on the long-term availability of our natural resources. We require all the businesses in our Group to implement and adhere to environmental policies which are applicable to the industries in which they operate, and in compliance with the relevant law