Since its foundation, Jardines has set itself apart from others by its strong work ethic, independent thinking, vision and financial prudence. This has enabled the Group to prosper through good times and bad for over 188 years. These qualities remain at the heart of the Group as we continue to build on our strengths and deliver value in today's complex and rapidly evolving markets. We do this both across our businesses and within the communities in which we operate, where we look to bring positive social and economic benefits.
Our broad range of market-leading businesses operate primarily in China and Southeast Asia, where we have a depth of proven expertise, and provide us with a solid platform for growth. Each business has access to the Group's financial resources, expertise, people and customers necessary to enable them to compete effectively.
All of this combined positions Jardines strongly for growth, even more so given the increasing number of market opportunities we see in our core geographies where many of our operations are aligned to the growing middle classes. We plan on delivering growth across our businesses organically, through acquisitions and by leveraging cross-portfolio initiatives. Alongside this, at the Group level, we continue to actively seek acquisition opportunities in areas where we can apply our strengths and in markets where we already have deep knowledge and strong relationships.
We have a long history of innovation, creating opportunities, developing new businesses and delivering positive change. We are confident that we have the right strategy and resources to continue to do so.