Aitken Spence PLC won the coveted ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’, an annual event organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, while Hatton National Bank PLC and Cargills (Ceylon) PLC became the first and second runner up of the competition, respectively, last night at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
Aitken Spence PLC, Hatton National Bank PLC, Cargills (Ceylon) PLC, Nestle Lanka PLC, Access Engineering PLC, Singer Sri Lanka PLC, Peoples’ Leasing & Finance PLC, Ceylon Biscuits Limited, National Development Bank PLC and MAGA Engineering (Private) Limited were recognized as the top ten corporate citizens of the year, during the awards night.
Access Engineering PLC won the Less than Rs. 15 billion Annual Turnover ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ offered under ‘Category B’, while Citizens Development Business Finance PLC became the first runner up of the said category.
Under Category Awards, Access Engineering PLC won a category award for Corporate Environmental Management, MAGA Engineering (Private) Limited was awarded for Environmental Integration, Hatton National Bank was recognized for Environment Beyond the Business, and Aitken Spence PLC won two category awards for Employee Relations and Community Relations, respectively.
Nestle Lanka PLC was honored for Customer Relations, Nations Trust Bank PLC for its work on Governance, Sirio Limited was awarded for Financial Performance and the Bank of Ceylon for its efforts in Economic Contribution.
Aitken Spence PLC also won a Triple Bottom Line Award for its work on Environmental Sustainability, Nestle Lanka PLC was recognized for its contribution made towards Social Sustainability, while Bank of Ceylon was awarded for its actions on Economic Sustainability.
The sector awards were won by Access Engineering for the Construction Sector, Hatton National Bank PLC for Finance Sector, Nestle Lanka PLC for Manufacturing sector, Aitken Spence PLC for Diversified Holdings while Sri Lanka Telecom PLC won a ‘Sector‘ award under the ‘Other’ category.
The award for the Best Presented Application was won by Nestle Lanka PLC. Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Kenichi Suganuma attended as the Chief Guest of the event, while David Bent, a global expert on Corporate Sustainability delivered the keynote address.
Sources : dailyNews