@ Vikas Sharma I Sr. Journalist
Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star Limited, today announced that the Company has been bestowed with ‘The Best Governed Company’ award in Listed Segment — Medium Category, for implementing best practices in Corporate Governance, at the ‘19th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance’ event, held on January 10, 2020, in New Delhi.
Blue Star was adjudged winner by the Jury headed by the Honourable Justice Shri Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India. The Company was evaluated rigorously on several parameters including governance structure, transparency, and disclosure compliances, amongst others.
On behalf of Blue Star, Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman; Vir S Advani, Vice Chairman &
Managing Director; and Vijay Devadiga, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer,
accepted the coveted award in the presence of Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Honourable
Union Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs, and Honourable Shri
Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India, who presided over as the Guests of
Honour at the felicitation ceremony. Besides, Vijay Devadiga was also recognised with
‘The Governance Professional of the Year’ award.
Blue Star, with a rich heritage of over 75 years, has a governance framework that
enjoins the highest standards of ethical and responsible conduct of business. The
Company’s Vision, Credo, and Values & Beliefs are all well aligned to its governance
philosophy. Besides, Blue Star has adopted several governance practices ahead of time,
which accentuate the importance that the Company’s shareholders and Board accord to
corporate governance and professional management. All of this has made it possible for
the Company to excel on the governance front and win this laurel.
The ICSI in pursuance of its goals of catalysing a pervasive consciousness of the need
for good governance in the Indian Corporate sector instituted the ‘ICSI National Awards
for Excellence in Corporate Governance’ in the year 2001, which identify and reward
companies with the best governance practices.
Vir S Advani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Blue Star Limited, adds, “All of us at
Blue Star are proud to be recognised with this distinguished honour from the ICSI.
Responsible corporate conduct is integral to Blue Star’s way of doing business and the
Company continues in its endeavor to raise the bar and adopt the best-in-class
governance measures. I am pleased that this is the second distinction received by
Blue Star in the last couple of months for excelling in corporate governance and it is
definitely very encouraging.”
Notably, Blue Star had just recently also won the prestigious Golden Peacock award for
excellence in corporate governance for the year 2019.