Aitken Spence, Most Awarded Company at Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2020 | Daily News

Aitken Spence, Most Awarded Company at Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2020

Dr. Ananda Mallawatantri - Country Representative for IUCN in Sri Lanka, Dr. Rohan Fernando - Director and Head of Business Development and Plantations, Aitken Spence, Stasshani Jayawardena - Director Aitken Spence and Chairperson Aitken Spence Hotel Managements, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, Chairperson Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Yasangi Randeni, Deputy General Manager, Group Business Development and Sustainability, Aitken Spence and Rohan Pandithakorralage, Chief Human Resources Officer Aitken Spence

Aitken Spence PLC walked away with 12 awards and the highest number of awards received by a single company at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability (BCCS) Award 2020. Aitken Spence emerged first Runner-Up’ and was the only company to have been ranked among the Top Ten Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka for 15 consecutive years and placed in the Top 3 for eight consecutive years.

The company was also the recipient of the highest number of certificate awards for ‘Consistent Commitment and Continuous Improvement’ which goes to show the robust sustainability strategy and unparalleled commitment to sustainability from its teams across the diversified Group even during extremely challenging times.

The company was also awarded the top 10 best corporate citizens, triple bottom line awards for plant and people, category awards for environmental integration and environmental commitment, sector award in the diversified holdings and consistent commitment and continuous improvements certificate awards for environmental commitment, environmental integration and environment beyond the business, employee relations and customer relations.

Organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, this annual event recognises best practices of organisations that have successfully achieved a sustainable balance between social, environmental and economic performance. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosts this award with an esteemed panel of experienced evaluators and judges comprising of industry leaders, and experts on sustainable development.

Commenting on this achievement, Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake - Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence PLC said, “These many awards won by a single company validates the approach we have adopted across the leadership of Aitken Spence and is a reflection on our sustainability ethos.”

“Aitken Spence is one of the very few organisations in Sri Lanka that are truly international and diversified and because of this, developing a strategy that encompasses the priorities of all our operations is all the more complex,” he further added.

With an indisputable repute as one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering corporates, Aitken Spence is a blue-chip conglomerate anchored to a heritage of excellence spanning over 150 years.