BIHL Group Annual Report 2012 receives double nod from PwC

GABORONE – Adding to a brimming treasure chest of industry nods, BIHL Group saw another big win at this year’s PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Best Published Corporate Report and Accounts Awards. Held at Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) on Thursday 21st November 2013, the event saw BIHL Group receive accolades for ‘Best Overall Annual Report 2012’ and ‘Best Annual Report Financial Sector 2012.’

“This is an incredible honour. To be amongst such impressive companies as we were once again this year is itself something to be proud of, and we commend our fellow institutions. BIHL strives, first and foremost, to return great value to our stakeholders and this is yet another step in that direction,” commented BIHL Group CEO, Mr. Gaffar Hassam.

Years passed have seen BIHL attain a number of prestigious awards from PwC, with the BIHL Annual Report winning awards as the ‘Best Overall Annual Report 2005’ and ‘Best Annual Report Financial Sector 2005, 2006, 2008.’

The PwC awards were first introduced in 1990 in an effort to ensure that published financial statements comply with international accounting standards and statutory disclosure requirements, to promote Corporate Social Responsibility and to foster acceptance and observance if generally accepted accounting principles in Botswana. The Awards, now in their 23rd year, aim to encourage Botswana’s business community to improve the standard of financial reporting through benchmarking and adoption of best practice.

“We accredit such an accomplishment to the invaluable support we receive from all our customers, staff and various stakeholders. This is the result of the efforts of many, from our external auditors, the Company Secretary and the publisher of the report itself, Hotwire PRC. This piece of work is a testament to the fact that our strength in numbers lies not only in our financials, but in our people.”