This year's Christchurch International Airport (CIAL) Annual
Report has been named the 2011 Best Annual Report by a Corporate
The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) has
announced the award and also awarded the same annual report Best
Sustainability Reporting Award in its annual NZIAC Leadership
CIAL Chief Executive Jim Boult says the two awards are a great
honour and highly valued by the airport team.
"We titled the 2011 Annual Report Above and Beyond - and that's
how far the finance and communications teams went in compiling it,
on top of managing the various emergencies we have handled this
year," says Mr Boult.
"An annual report is not only a matter of financial record, it's
an essential part of a communications strategy. It declares an
organisation's goals and aspirations, as well as performance. It
should be accessible to anyone who picks it up and we worked hard
this year on making our document both informative and appealing.
These awards suggest we achieved that."
The NZICA says the finalist annual reports are judged on how
clearly they communicate the objectives, highlights, performance,
management and personnel of the organisation. Judges consider the
size, complexity and sophistication of each entry as well as the
resources the organisation has available.