Backed by a legacy of over a 143 years, holding interests in 16 business sectors, and a global footprint reaching 5 continents and over 86 countries across the globe, we are a force to be reckoned with in all our businesses. We are the ﬁrst listed company in Sri Lanka to cross USD 1 BN revenue in the Financial Year 2017/2018.
For more than 143 years, Hayleys has stood the test of time as one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka. In today’s fast paced business landscape, we’re shaping the future of our industries by driving business across our 16 sectors.
Our investor relations form the bedrock of our sustainability when building stronger businesses year-on-year, whilst driving long-term growth. Backed by a global outlook, cutting-edge technology, and a visionary leadership, we have the confidence to face the future and we invite you to join us on this journey.
Our sustainability agenda is an integral element of our overall business strategy and reflects our unwavering commitment towards respecting planetary boundaries, driving positive social change, and generating shareholder value. We have long-term environmental and social aspirations which are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, providing a universal agreement on the development priorities.
While sustainability considerations have long-since been embedded within our operations, we have sought to ensure a best-in-class, consistent approach to managing the Group-wide ESG topics through a comprehensive ESG Framework. The Framework clearly sets out our long-term aspirations, targets and actions plans to reduce our environmental footprint, create an inclusive, rewarding, and safe working environment, whilst empowering the communities in which we operate.
We understand the importance of adopting a holistic and multi-capital view towards resource allocation, thereby ensuring that not only financial, but social, economic and environmental impacts of our business are also considered when making decisions. We strongly believe that this is critical in driving ‘good growth’, which in turn leads to the sustainable creation of value to all our stakeholders.
Mr. Choliya De Silva
HEAD OF GROUP SUSTAINABILITY | GROUP CFO | GROUP MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER