ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hayleys PLC group emerged the winner of the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2016,’ for the 05th year and won the ‘Grand Slam Award’ organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Cargills (Ceylon) PLC and People’s Leasing & Finance PLC were the 1st and the 2nd runner up of the competition, a statement said.
Aitken Spence PLC; Cargills (Ceylon) PLC), Ceylon Biscuits Limited, Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC, Hatton National Bank, Hayleys PLC, John Keels Holdings PLC, People's Leasing & Finance PLC, Sampath Bank PLC and Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC were recognized as the ‘Top 10 Corporate Citizens’ of the year.
Access Engineering PLC was the winner of Category ‘B,’ which evaluates the performance of firms with an annual turnover of less than Rs. 15 billion.The Citizens Development Business Finance PLC and Link Natural Products (Pvt) Limited became the 1st and the 2nd Runner up of this category.
Under the category awards, John Keels Holdings PLC, won an award for ‘Environmental Management’, Aitken Spence PLC won awards for its ‘ Environmental Integration’ and ‘Community Relations’ efforts and Ceylon Tobacco PLC won a category award under the ‘Environmental Value Addition.’
Hayleys PLC was recognized for its efforts in building ‘Employee Relations,’ Cargills (Ceylon) PLC was recognized for its performance in the areas of ‘Customer Relations’ and ‘Economic Contribution,’ Windforce (Pvt) Limited for its efforts shown in the area of ‘Financial Performance’ and National Development Bank was awarded for its sustainability efforts driving ‘Governance’
Triple Bottom-line Awards were won by Aitken Spence PLC for its focus on ‘Planet’, Hayleys PLC for its focus on ‘People’ and Cargills (Ceylon) PLC for its focus on “Profit’.
Hayleys PLC became the sustainability champion of the Diversified Sector, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC became the winner of the ‘Finance Sector’, Ceylon Biscuits Limited won the award under the ‘Manufacturing Sector,’ Access Engineering became the sustainability champion in the ‘Construction Sector,’ and Singer ( Sri Lanka ) PLC won the award under the sector awards for ‘Other’.
Under the ‘Best Project Sustainability Awards 2016’, Ceylon Biscuits won an award for its project on ‘Farmer Contribution to the Local Economy,’ Citizens Development Business Finance PLC for its project on “Green House Gas Emission Analysis,’ Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC for its project titled ‘Formula Student,’ HSBC for its ‘Ecological Restoration’ project in Anuradhapura and Premium Exports Ceylon Limited for its project on the ‘Biomass Boiler and Spent Tea Dryer’.
(COLOMBO, Nov 25, 2016)