Corporate Social Responsibility

At Courts we believe in generating value for our society, and we know that each interaction carries with it the possibility of creating something great, of leaving a mark on the lives of one or more people.
As part of our Sustainability strategy, we continue to provide support to communities, under our Social Pillar, assuming our role as a change agent and thus being able to continue fulfilling this important responsibility. In addition, our social responsibility and sustainability strategy we developed activities that build social, economic, and environmental value.
We continue taking giant steps through the implementation of various Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, some of which are:


Social Value

MAY 2023


We believe that the education of all children and young people is one of the most important tools to positively impact the development of our communities. For this reason, we work hand in hand with institutions specialized in the academic development of students, and with programs that benefit the children of our clients, granting school and university scholarships and school packages.

MAY 2023


This initiative is dedicated to improving eye care and visual health in our communities by offering eye exams, frames, lenses, and other vision products to students in vulnerable situations or settings.  Brighter View is the flag ship CSR program for the Courts Optical brand.


Corporate Hands | Courts Gives at-risk Youth $3 Million

Contributed Dennis Harris (Left), managing director, Unicomer Jamaica Limited, and Carren Royal, executive assistant, Unicomer Jamaica Limited, engage in a lively discussion with Delores Bailey, house manager, The Wortley Home for Girls, while Raphael Sangster (right), chairman, The Wortley Home, gets familiar with the furniture, electronics and appliance items which were donated last Wednesday. The donation to seven children's homes by Courts, supported by regional and local suppliers, will benefit over 500 children.

MARCH 2017

Ready Cash

Ready Cash is on a mission to give Jamaicans greater access to hassle-free cash loans. This objective was demonstrated on August 13 with the opening of our FIFTEENTH Ready Cash store at 1-3 Chandos Place in Papine. To heighten the awareness of the new store an electrifying Grand Opening was held on August 24. Residents of Papine and its environs enjoyed an exciting day of non-stop giveaways, dance and deejay competitions, prizes and refleshments. The IRIE FM vibes-crew kept the energy all the way up with ZI Electra spinning on the wheels of steel. Lauch day also featured a sizzling perfomance by the "Real Rich" deejay Tanto Blacks.

Our diverse loan offering held special appeal to many parents looking for a financial boost for the Back-to School season; as well as self-employed persons looking to improve their business ventures. Check out the exciting highlights.



Our fans voted and... (drumroll) the winner is SOS Children's Village!

(RIGHT) National Director Nadine Williams, Village Director Miss Marcia Brown and Suzanne Campbell at the recent prize presentation ceremony.

(LEFT) Mr David Mair, Executive Director Food For the Poor smiles broadly as he accepts his third place award from Carolyn Chuck.


Courts Gives Back $3 MILLION to Community Development

Courts Jamaica partnered with luminaries in the communities we serve as part of a new and exciting Corporate Social Responsability (CSR) initiative giving back to the less fortunate children in our society during the Yuletide season. The day's activity featured a panel discussion with community stakeholders discussing the topic "Respecting Our Children" in all 29 branches.



Courts Jamaica's Corporate Responsability (CSR) initiative was recently rolled out again for the Yuletide season. The "Share The Joy" programme is executed in collaboration with our Suppliers and is geared towards providing a better quality of life for needy persons in our society. We have seen the need to acknowledge the basic right of the elderly to enjoy their retirement in a safe and comfortable environment which is why Courts has focused on assisting establishments that provide care to the elderly. Four homes wre identified to receive much needed furniture, appliances and electronics.

We wourld like to wish the residents of the Golden Age Home, St Monica's Home for the Abandoned Elderly, the Harrison Memorial Home for the Aged and the Hyacinth Lightbourne Visiting Nursing Service and peaceful Christmas season and a delightful New Year filled with joy and laughter.



The Share The Joy programme is a Corporate Social Responsability initiative from Courts in collaboration with our suppliers. It is aimed at providing a better quality of life to those in need in our society. We believe that every child should have the basic right to grow and thrive in a safe and enjoyable environment. In 2014, our children asked and we granted their wishes. Together with our suppliers we donated much needed furniture, appliances and electronics to SOS Children's Villages (Stony Hill, Barbican and Montego Bay), as well as Missionaries of the Poor (Bethlehem, Holy Innocent and Beatitudes). These donations ensured that two hundred and sixty (260) children were provided with the necessary equipment in order to develop and succeed now and in the future. Wishing the children of SOS Children's Villages and Missionaries of the Poor a happy and enjoyable Christmas season and a new year filled with hope and success.

June 2011


Education is a critical component of the Courts Corporate Social Responsibility programme and the company is dedicated to empowering and giving hope to young Jamaicans through education. COURTS believes that education is the key tool to building a successful nation and to aid in fostering growth and development of the country.

As a commitment to our customers and the education sector, COURTS launched its Customer Scholarship programme in June 2011, which is focused on giving back to its customers by assisting them financially to achieve their educational goals.

The scholarship programme offers cash awards towards customers and/or their children/ward in three categories – GSAT, Tertiary and Skills Training. The scholarship will become available in June annually.

The Courts Customer Scholarship programme replaced the Junior Management Programme (JUMP) and the Manufacturers’ Apprenticeship Development Exercise (MADE), which started in 1986 and 1996 respectively.

To date, Courts have assisted over 1000 students with completing their education having invested some $90 million in scholarships and bursaries.



Sports development is an important aspect of COURTS Corporate Social Responsibility initiative and as such the company continues to be a committed sponsor of both the National Football programmes and the National Netball team.

COURTS was one of the very first sponsors to assist the Jamaica National Football Team in carrying out its various activities on the “Road to France” in 1998. The company to date continues to assist the team through sponsorship of millions of dollars in furniture and appliances for the National Teams Players’ Residence located at 102 Shortwood Road, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Head Office and recently the JFF Technical Centre located at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.

Courts also has committed to sponsoring the Jamaica Netball Association furniture and appliances on an annual basis.



COURTS recognizes that a person’s health is of utmost important and is vital to the continued productivity of a nation. Health care is also an expensive necessity, which many persons unfortunately are unable to afford. COURTS is committed to playing its part in giving back to those in need and those less fortunate who are unable to afford basic health care.

Since 2011, the company has held several health fairs across the island offering the following FREE health services to patrons: HIV test, blood sugar test, blood pressure test, eye testing, heart screening and cholesterol checks.

In 2005 the company made a significant cash donation to the Bustamante Hospital for Children to assist children undergoing heart surgeries.

In the past the company has also enabled the Cancer Society of Jamaica to procure a motor vehicle for its outreach programme to transport its diagnostic equipment island-wide for health screening. The company in association with the Sickle Cell Unit also launched a series of educational videos on Sickle Cell to education the public about the seriousness of the disease.

COURTS has also sponsored patients in need of surgery at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, and its staff also participated in blood donation at the Blood Bank.

COURTS recognizes the important role that having a healthy society plays in the development of Jamaica’s youths, communities and the nation in general, and as such the company will continue to contribute in any way it can to having a healthy and productive society.

COURTS has touched the lives of hundred of thousands of Jamaicans for the past five decades and continues to give back to communities it serves and the wider Jamaica through its COURTS Community Trust and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. The company's main objective through its CSR programme is 'to be a good neighbor in the communities it serves and to be the company that brings sustainable value to the lives of our customers'.

The company's main areas of focus are: education, health, sports, and community development.

As a model corporate citizen, the company often lends support to a number of charitable organizations and participates in numerous activities to raise funds and awareness about a particular cause. The 29 COURTS branches, which are spread across the fourteen parishes are also very active in their communities and contribute whether through cash or kind to various community based projects and initiatives.

For more information of Court’s, a Unicomer Group brand, social responsibility, and sustainability programs, please visit Unicomer Group’s website