Sampath Bank 1st Runner-up at ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards’ | Daily News

Sampath Bank 1st Runner-up at ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards’

Darshin Pathinayake Assistant General Manager Card Centre, Sampath Bank,  Deepal De Silva Deputy General Manager Operations and  Branch Banking, Sampath Bank,  Lalith Weragoda Chief Human Resource Officer, Sampath Bank, Ayodhya Iddawela Perera Managing Director Designate, Sampath Bank, Tharaka Ranwala Senior Deputy General Manager Digitalization, Deposit Mobilization and Marketing, Sampath Bank Dulsiri Jayasinghe Assistant General Manager Special Projects and Syndications, Sampath Bank Chryshanthi Lokuhetty Chief Manager Human Resources, Sampath Bank Pujitha Rajapaksa Chief Manager Marketing.

Sampath Bank PLC was adjudged the Overall 1st Runner-up and recognised once again as one of Sri Lanka’s Top Ten Corporate Citizens at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2022 (BCCS Awards) organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

The Bank also became the Category Award Winner for ‘Community Relations’ and Triple Bottom Line Award Winner for ‘Social Sustainability (People)’.

Held for the 19th consecutive year, the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2022 is one of the most anticipated events in Sri Lanka’s corporate calendar. The competition aims to encourage Sri Lankan organisations to adopt best practices relating to environmental, social and economic sustainability while pursuing corporate goals within the wider context of generational accountability.

Open to both large corporates as well as smaller enterprises, it recognizes the efforts of the private and public sector to interact responsibly with its stakeholders, by focusing on the importance of corporate sustainability in the country. The key focal areas of the competition include environment, customer relations, community relations, governance, financial performance and economic contribution, all of which were evaluated by esteemed panel of national experts in the sustainability fraternity.

Sampath Bank’s innovative and socially impactful response towards Sri Lanka’s marginalised communities was further highlighted when it also won Gold award in the ‘CSR Brand of The Year’ category at the 21st SLIM Brand Excellence Awards held recently

The Bank also initiated a long-term marine protection programme named ‘A Breath to the ocean’ which has an ocean-based component focused on coral replanting and a land-based component focused on replenishing mangrove wetlands.


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