Crown Paints sponsors training on COYA index

By: OTIATO GUGUYU

Crown Paints donated Sh1 million to train over 200 delegates on an index used by Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) to select the Company of the Year Awards (COYA).

KIM held a one day conference to offer lessons in Organisational Performance Index (OPI) used to rate company competitiveness.

OPI measures the performance of businesses against seven key indicators which include leadership and management, human resource focus, customer orientation and marketing, financial management, information, innovation and knowledge management.

The participating companies are also rated for their corporate social responsibility, environmental focus, productivity and quality.

This year 31 companies have already signed up for the annual awards which is set to take place in the first week of November.

Crown Paints scooped a double last year after they were declared the top firm and their Boss, Rakesh Rao was feted as the best CEO.

Mr Rao took the delegates through the process of implementing the performance index and the benefits it had bought to his company.

Over 300 companies have gone through OPI in East Africa since it was introduced into the awards in 2011.

The event also awards the best Small and Medium Enterprise of the year.