Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
KVPL and TTEL bring honour to Sri Lanka at Hallbars Awards
KVPL and TTEL reports to be displayed at Alfred Nobel Museum Selection qualifies both companies for Global Sustainability Awards KVPL wins in Business Sector by Products - Tea category TTEL wins country award for Best Sustainability Annual Report Design
Hay leys Plantations’ subsidiaries Kelani Valley Plantations (KVPL) and Talawakelle Tea Estates (TTEL) were recognised as country winners at the prestigious Hallbars Sustainability Report Awards 2020.
KVPL’s Annual Report for 2017/2018, ‘Growth Beyond Measure’, was recognised as the country winner in the Business Sector by Products- Tea category, while TTEL’S Integrated Annual Report for 2018/ 2019, ‘Cultured’, was recognised as the country winner for the Best Sustainability Annual Report Design.
The awards are designed to showcase and encourage a sweeping shift in international efforts towards sustainability, by evaluating t he annual reports of nominees across three main pillars- social, environmental and financial.
In a bid to increase global engagement in sustainability, the reports of all country winners are displayed in a special room at the ‘Nobelmuseum’in Karlskoga – a museum dedicated to the memory of the inventor, entrepreneur, donator and founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel.
“Being part of an organisation that has championed sustainability in Sri Lanka for many years, it is inspiring to see the promotion of such practices on a prestigious platform. This is a true honour for both companies under the banner of Hayleys Plantations to have been ranked among such globally renowned brands and leaders in sustainability,” Hayleys Plantations Managing Director, Dr. Roshan Rajadurai said.
KVPL was recognised on par with leading global companies such as TATA from India and Finlays from the UK, while TTEL won recognition alongside leading corporates from Austria, Australia, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
Notably,kvpl and TTEL are now qualified to participate in the Global Sustainability Awards, competing with the reports of other countries in the same category.
The Hayleys Plantations Sector is comprised of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL), Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC (TTEL) and Horana Plantations PLC (HPL). All three companies have consistently maintained top ranks among Sri Lanka’s regional plantation companies in rubber and tea respectively. The sector manages 60 tea and rubber estates, and over 26,137 hectares of land, while accounting for 4.5 percent and 2.5 percent of Sri Lanka’s tea and rubber production respectively.