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Sampath Bank Ranked One of Country’s Top Ten Corporate Citizens

Wins Category Award for Governance at Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2018
Shashi Kandambi Jassim, Senior Deputy General Manager, Corporate Banking, Sampath Bank PLC (left) and Aruna Jayasekera, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Sampath Bank PLC (right) accepting the awards on behalf of Sampath Bank
Shashi Kandambi Jassim, Senior Deputy General Manager, Corporate Banking, Sampath Bank PLC (left) and Aruna Jayasekera, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Sampath Bank PLC (right) accepting the awards on behalf of Sampath Bank

Sampath Bank was recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s Top Ten Corporate Citizens of the year at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2018held at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo recently.

The Bank was also adjudged the joint winner of the category award for Governance at this forum which seeks to identify and honor champions of sustainability in Sri Lanka’s corporate sector.

Being held for the 15th consecutive year, the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards are presented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and are regarded as the highest honor that a corporate entity can earn in Sri Lanka for its “Higher State of Corporate Excellence”.

Shashi Kandambi Jassim, Senior Deputy General Manager, Corporate Banking, Sampath Bank PLC and Aruna Jayasekera, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Sampath Bank PLC accepted the awards on behalf of the Bank amidst a gathering of 350 distinguished corporate executives.

“Right from our inception, we at Sampath Bank have been committed to delivering greater value to all our stakeholders. Our focus on customer-centric innovation allows us to better contribute to the economy. It also helps us add value to the environment and to people – employees, customers and the community. We strive to do all this while upholding the highest standards of ethics and governance,” said Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank PLC.

“We are honored to see these efforts being recognized at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards. This gives us added impetus to strive harder. I would like to thank and congratulate our Chairman, Board of Directors, shareholders and the over 4,000 members of Team Sampath for making this possible.”

The accolades received at this forum are a further testament to Sampath Bank’s commitment to the principles of triple bottom line and towards extending its support to help the nation achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It continues to deliver greater economic value to all stakeholders through its innovative banking solutions and focus on customers.

The Bank also places equal emphasis on people and the planet. It leverages advances in technology to rollout path breaking solutions such as Sampath Slipless banking aimed at minimizing the impact on the environment whilst dialing up customer convenience.

“While we will continue to support communities through these initiatives, we are gradually transforming ourselves into a truly sustainable business wherein addressing societal and environmental issues and achieving financial success go hand-in-hand,” Fernando added. 


 

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