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Community Impact

The Hayleys approach to community impact is one of unilateral engagement to promote business sustainability while building a strong foundation of economic and social development of communities. The community engagement projects initiated by the Group help in forming strong links with the local communities.

 

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Community Impact

The Hayleys approach to community impact is one of unilateral engagement to promote business sustainability while building a strong foundation of economic and social development of communities. The community engagement projects initiated by the Group help in forming strong links with the local communities.

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Hayleys Sathdiyawara

Background and rationale: Puritas Sath Diyawara is the Group’s flagship CSR initiative, the primary motivation for which stemmed from the increasing prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), particularly in the North Central Province of the country. CKD is estimated to have affected around 400,000 individuals (roughly 10%-15% of the population in the area) and has claimed more than 22,000 lives so far.

Project description: Initiated and launched by Puritas (Private) Limited of the Purification Sector, the project has grown in reach and scope with multiple sectors of the Hayleys Group supporting the project. The objective of Puritas Sath Diyawara is to combat the rising prevalence of CKD by leveraging on the Company’s expertise in water purification, to provide purified water to the families of affected areas through commissioning central Reverse Osmosis water treatment systems and water distribution network. The Group’s total investment since its launch in 2014 is over Rs. 44.4 Mn. 

Going Beyond

As the second phase of this project, ‘Going Beyond’ strives to further address the broader socio economic needs of the people living in the villages where RO plants were placed and uplift them in holistic manner through knowledge dissemination and empowerment. Key initiatives include:

Investment and Results: 

As of now, Puritas Sath Diyawara has reached fourteen villages through 11 projects, and now helps over 25,000 people in CKD affected areas in the North and North Central provinces, providing access to 110,000 litres of purified water, daily.

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A Home For Every Plantation Worker

Launched as an ongoing project by our plantation companies, KVPL and TTE ‘A Home for Every Plantation Worker’ is a unique and multi-dimensional community initiative, targeted at uplifting the living standards of our employees and the estate community, amounting to nearly 150,000 individuals.

Living Environment: We engage our communities in multiple initiatives, including the improvement of Housing, Water, Sanitation, Recreation and Learning Facilities, which are implemented in collaboration with multiple Government Authorities and reputed Non-governmental Organizations.

Health and Nutrition: Our comprehensive health and nutrition initiatives include preventive healthcare through Immunisations, Antenatal and Postnatal Care, Guidance on Nutrition, Early Childhood Development Support and Auxiliary Medical Services.

Youth Empowerment: Working in collaboration with government institutes and reputed NGOs, we provide vocational training on a range of subjects, for the estate community youth. These training initiatives are also inclusive of scholarships for tertiary education, based on merit and talent.

Community Capacity Building: These initiatives are done in collaboration with the Estate Worker Housing Co-operative Society, and include disbursement of Micro-financing Loans, Dental Clinics, Scholarships, Eye Clinics and other donations, as well as training programmes on an array of subjects such as Dengue Prevention, Waste Management and the prevention of Drugs / Alcohol, among others.

Investment and Results: The widely successful initiative has brought about significant improvements in the quality of life of our estate community families.

Tea without Tears

Initiated and implemented by Mabroc, ‘Tea Without Tears’ focuses on employees, specifically their good health and social wellbeing. Whilst employees are given the opportunity to avail themselves of the weekly medical consultations, they also take part in annual Eye and Dental Checkups. As part of the CSR project, employees receive free Spectacles when deemed necessary by Medical Consultants. ‘Tea Without Tears’ conducts a plethora of other activities, including Schoolbook and Stationary Supplies to Employees’ School age Children, Blood Donation Campaigns, Dengue Eradication Projects, Tree Planting Initiatives and much more.

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First Light

A multi-faceted program which effectively addresses a wide range of economic and social issues faced by rubber small holders, DPL Firstlight provides technical support on agricultural practices, supports community capacity building initiatives while ensuring a fair price for latex provided by farmers. Firstlight currently supports more than 830 rubber small holders and over 6000 family members in the districts of Monaragela, Bibile and Mathugama. The project is based on the four guiding principles of,

  • (1) Fair price for field latex
  • (2) Technical support and education
  • (3) Providing input materials
  • (4) Community capacity building

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Hayleys Jeevadara

Hayleys Agriculture, in the forefront of improving rural livelihood and nutrition through sustainable agricultural development, introduced the ‘Jeevadhara’ programme, to promote cultivation of one million Moringa (Murunga/Drumstick/Moringa Oleifera) trees in the Northern Province via a network of 100,000 out-growers. ‘Jeevadhara’ will help create a sustainable supply of pods and leaves for consumption and value added exports. The project intends to reach 100,000 households in Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Vavuniya.

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Athwela

‘Athwela’ by Rileys, one of the Group’s fibre Product Manufacturers, strives to develop its supplier base through the provision of necessary assistance to develop skills and knowledge in supplying coconut husk fibre. Rileys engages exporters in twisted fibre rod production from Japan, to provide exclusive training to families, facilitating Skill Development, Greener Practices and High Quality Production. Transparent buy-back agreements are in place, to ensure a source of income for these families. To date, the project supports the livelihoods of more than 150 suppliers, fulfilling around 50% of the Company’s fibre requirements and has facilitated the emergence of small scale entrepreneurs.

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