GraceKennedy for recycling

Published: Thursday | December 5, 2013 Comments 0
From left: Vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Nigel Harris; Zoe Alexander, GraceKennedy Limited; Professor Ian Boxill, S. Carlton Alexander chair in management studies; Don Wehby, GraceKennedy Group CEO; Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie, chair, GraceKennedy Foundation; Professor Archibald McDonald, pro-vice-chancellor and principal; and Catherine Kennedy, director, GraceKennedy Foundation, and chief risk officer. - Contributed
From left: Vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Nigel Harris; Zoe Alexander, GraceKennedy Limited; Professor Ian Boxill, S. Carlton Alexander chair in management studies; Don Wehby, GraceKennedy Group CEO; Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie, chair, GraceKennedy Foundation; Professor Archibald McDonald, pro-vice-chancellor and principal; and Catherine Kennedy, director, GraceKennedy Foundation, and chief risk officer. - Contributed

The GraceKennedy Foundation, along with parent company GraceKennedy, made a combined donation of J$1 million to the expansion of the University of the West Indies (UWI) P.E.T Plastic Recycling Project. The pilot project was launched some five years ago as the work of the first holder of the GraceKennedy chair in environmental management, Dr Elizabeth Thomas-Hope. Since then, it has been implemented in Corporate Area schools. However, with this much-needed infusion of capital, the project will now be rolled out to even more schools, as well as GraceKennedy businesses.

GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby made the presentation at the GraceKennedy Foundation Press Conference at the University of the West Indies, titled 'Research and Innovation', held to present reports from current UWI chairs, Professor Ian Boxill, who holds the S. Carlton Alexander chair in business management studies, and Professor Dale Webber, who holds the James S. Moss-Solomon Sr chair in environmental management.

The GraceKennedy Foundation was created in 1982 with a vision to have a positive impact on the quality of people's lives. This it does primarily by supporting educational and environmental programmes and processes. The S. Carlton Alexander chair in management studies was introduced in 1990. The company, in recognising the importance of preserving the environment, introduced the James S. Moss-Solomon chair in environmental management in 1992. The GraceKennedy Foundation funds the chairs at a combined cost of J$10 million annually.

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Top Jobs

View all Jobs

Videos