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KVPL and TTEL bring hon­our to Sri Lanka at Hall­bars Awards

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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.

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Dr. Roshan Ra­jadu­rai

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