Decoding ESG: The key to unlocking holistic value on a global scale

“What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems… there’s no law of physics preventing them” – Michio Kaku The merits of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards have become an increasingly polarizing topic. Some criticize ESG for not doing enough to effect meaningful change, others accuse it of diluting commercial effectiveness with ‘extraneous’…

Hayleys Advantis opens Sri Lanka’s first cycle repair station and kicks off its inaugural cycle parade

Hayleys Advantis, the transportation and logistics arm of the Hayleys Group, launched its inaugural cycle parade on the 29th of October to promote safe cycling and a healthy lifestyle amongst its employees. The logistics provider is set to establish a network of cycle repair stations across Colombo, the first of which was ceremonially opened at…

Decoding ESG: A scalable, ‘grassroots-first’ framework for Sri Lanka’s economic rejuvenation

“Broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges” – Ban Ki-moon Following two years of record global prices, producers have been increasingly concerned over recent declines in export earnings from rubber and rubber finished products. Given that the majority of Sri Lanka’s rubber production comes from smallholder farmers, the impact on livelihoods if these…

Advantis Blue Carbon Drive: Hayleys Advantis’ mission to replenish Sri Lanka’s Blue Carbon ecosystems

One of the most important yet least well-understood battlegrounds for climate change is the world’s coastal and marine ecosystems. Despite covering 70% of the planet’s surface, the contributions these oceanic and coastal ecosystems make – particularly in the sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) – have only recently started to be appreciated by those outside the…

South Asia Textiles on Par with Global Standards in Employee Safety and Environmental Sustainability

Obtains ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications for Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management. South Asia Textiles (SAT), a leading manufacturer and exporter of textiles, has received ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications for elevating its environmental sustainability and employee health and safety systems on par with global standards. South Asia Textiles, a…

Hayleys Plantations empowers Field Officers with pioneering NVQ Skills Passport programme

The Hayleys Plantations Sector set a new benchmark for human resource development with the successful completion of the pilot phase of the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Sri Lanka’s first-ever National Skills Passport (NSP) programme offered to plantation industry Field Officers. Enhancing their competencies around sustainable plantations business operations, 70 Field Officers from Kelani Valley Plantations…