Woolworths retains position as most reputable company in SA

22 September 2015 - 16:47 By RDM News Wire

Woolworths retained its position as South Africa’s most reputable company in the annual Reputation Institute’s National RepTrak Pulse survey for 2015. RepTrak‚ which ranks the largest listed companies by revenue and familiarity‚ tracks companies which are engaged in commercial activities‚ have a reasonable amount of familiarity with the general public‚ and are not wholly-owned subsidiaries of other companies.Susie Squire‚ group head of corporate communications‚ Woolworths Holdings Limited‚ said‚ “We are honoured to be voted South Africa’s most reputable company for the second year running and this award is testament to the loyalty of our customers and the passion of our staff.“Our Woolworths values such as integrity‚ sustainability and excellent service are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to be a leader in making a broader contribution to both the communities in which we operate and South Africa as a whole.“Following our acquisition of David Jones‚ our collaboration with global icon for social cohesion Pharrell Williams and many other milestones‚ our focus is on maintaining and strengthening our relationships with all our stakeholders and making sure we continue to address their issues and answer their needs from a communication‚ service and product perspective.”Woolworths has been under pressure from activist group Boycott‚ Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel in South Africa (BDS)‚ which has protested against the company because of its continued trade with Israel‚ which BDS believes is unlawfully occupying Palestine.On Monday hundreds of people demonstrated outside a Cape Town venue where Williams was due to perform‚ in protest against the artist’s promotional deal with the retailer.

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