SPH, CapitaLand, DBS among firms recognised for transparency, governance

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) was among the companies honoured at an awards ceremony tonight recognising best practices in corporate governance and transparency.

The media company received the Most Transparent Company Award in the services category at the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (Sias) Investors' Choice Awards, presented at Resorts World Convention Centre.

This is the 10th straight year SPH has picked up the award.

SPH chief executive Alan Chan said: "Winning this award for 10 consecutive years is a testament of the investment community's confidence in the board, management and staff of SPH."

Other winners include Sembcorp Marine in the oil and gas category, CapitaLand in the real estate category and Cordlife Group in the retail and household goods category.

CapitaLand was also awarded the Golden Circle Award - given to the Overall Most Transparent Company across industry sectors - for the second consecutive year.

Other awards given out include the Singapore Corporate Governance Award, which was given to DBS Group Holdings in the big-cap category.

Among mid-cap companies, Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation came out tops, while InnoTek won top honours among small-cap companies.

CapitaMall Trust came out tops in the Reits and business trusts category.

SingTel clinched the top award for Internal Audit Excellence, while the Best Retail Broker Award went to Maybank Kim Eng Securities.