25th November 2016: Hayleys PLC emerged victorious at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2016 winning the top spots in the categories – Best Employee Relations, Triple Bottom Line – Winner Social Sustainability, The most Diversified Sector, Top 10 Corporate Citizens Award, and the title of Best Corporate Citizen 2016. In addition, the Group clinched the Grand Slam Award for winning the Best Corporate Citizen title five times in total. The annual Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability awards ceremony is organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the country’s premier business chamber, to recognize sustainable champions of the corporate world in Sri Lanka.
“It is a great honour to be recognized at the country’s premier sustainability awards event. Corporate sustainability has always been a part of our DNA and is an inherent part of the Hayleys way of life. We optimise the combined effect of the Group’s diverse business operations and strategic and robust sustainable initiatives to ensure a big impact on the nation, and this has always been the winning formula for our sustained success.” commented Mohan Pandithage, Chairman/Chief Executive, Hayleys PLC. Elaborating further he added “We strive to engage all our stakeholders in our sustainable growth agenda and this cohesive effort has made a big impact on the triple bottom line.”
The Best Corporate Citizen Awards event is organised with the intention of promoting Strategic Corporate Sustainability and CSR within the business sector in Sri Lanka. The award is open for both private and public entities and the winners are selected through the most stringent selection criteria. Since 2001, Hayleys has been a signatory and an active supporter of the United Nations Global compact.