DCC named overall winner at 2020 Published Accounts Awards

Nov 05, 2020

DCC has been named the Overall Winner of the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society Published Accounts Awards 2020. It was also awarded winner in the ‘Company listed on a foreign market’ category. 

The Published Accounts Awards celebrate the best in Irish corporate reporting in companies, state bodies and charitable organisations, large and small throughout Ireland. Now in their 43rd year, the awards, sponsored by Euronext, takes place virtually for the first time today with guest MC Síle Seoige. 

The judging panel noted that reports using clear language, that was precise and explained complex accounting and reporting issues without jargon, scored highly. The judges also urged that changes in regulation and accounting standards should not result in longer reports and were happy to see that there had been a reduction in the average number of pages in the Annual Report amongst entrants. 

Chairman of Chartered Accountants Leinster Society, Áine Crotty said:

“It is extremely encouraging to see the calibre of reporting right across the board among this year’s winners. Our entrants this year faced a number of challenges brought on by the onset of Covid-19. Nonetheless this did not impact on the quality of the Annual Reports produced and this just showcases the resilience of our members and their organisations and teams. Well done to all those shortlisted and awarded today.” 

Head of Equity Listing Ireland at Euronext, Orla O’Gorman, said:

“The annual report continues to be one of the most powerful communication tools that a company has when engaging with stakeholders, particularly in this new digital world. It enables them to showcase their business in both financial and non-financial terms, in order to speak to the diverse range of interests of their stakeholders. Euronext is a strong advocate of excellence in stakeholder reporting and congratulates all those shortlisted and receiving awards at this event.”

ESB maintained its track record in 2020, winning the ‘Statutory Unquoted Large Entities’ Award for the tenth year in a row.  

The full list of award winners is as follows:

Category Winner 
 Overall winner  DCC
 Highly Commended  NI Water
 Large not-for-profit  Concern
 Small/Medium not-for-profit  Barretstown
 Company listed on a foreign market  DCC
 Statutory Unquoted Large Entity (IFRS)  ESB
 Statutory Unquoted Large Entity (Non-IFRS)  DAA
 Euronext Growth Award  Total Produce
 Small/Medium Quoted Company  Kenmare Resources
 Large Quoted Company  CRH plc
 CSR and Sustainability Award (Listed)   Kenmare Resources
 CSR and Sustainability Award (Unlisted)  NI Water
 Diversity & Inclusion Award  An Post
 Highly Commended Diversity & Inclusion Award  Barnardos
 Best Digital Reporting Award  Origin Enterprises
 Best Branding Communication & Marketing Award  Barnardos