AsiaNews | Colombo | Sunday, September 30, 2018 | CCC Press Release by Jessica De Silva : The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, continuing its efforts to take sustainability to grassroots level, encourages business enterprises to apply for “Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2018,” and “Best Projects Sustainability Awards 2018”. All private and public companies in Sri Lanka, are eligible to apply. Holding and Subsidiary companies may submit separate applications for different ventures.

The awards lined up are: Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability (BCCS) Award 2018; Best Projects Sustainability Awards 2018; Top Ten Corporate Citizens Awards; Triple Bottom Line Awards [Environmental Sustainability (Planet), Social Sustainability (People), Economic Sustainability (Profit)]; Category Awards [Environmental Commitment, Environmental Integration, Environment Beyond the Business, Employee Relations, Customer Relations, Community Relations, Governance, Financial Performance, Economic Contribution]; Sector Awards [Agriculture Sector, Construction Sector, Finance Sector, Healthcare Sector, Infrastructure & Logistics Sector, Knowledge Services Sector, Leisure Sector, Manufacturing Sector, Diversified Holdings, Other]; Grand Slam Award; and Best Presented Application Award. A new award will be introduced this year “for consistent commitment and demonstrated improvement”, selected from corporates who have participated in The Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award at least three years during the past five years.

These awards were introduced by the Ceylon Chamber  of Commerce to encourage businesses to think beyond their bottom line by investing some of their gains in philanthropic activities that benefit the environment (Planet) and society at large (People). Awards will be given for the best five sustainability projects, while all projects that have achieved a high standard will receive Certificates of Merit. Winners of Long term projects are eligible to reapply three years after winning the award, provided that there have been improvements and scaling up during the interim period.

For further details about BCCS Award and how to apply, please contact Whitney 0115588850 or Oshadhi 0115588851 / or email oshadhi@chamber.lk. Applications should be submitted to the Chamber on or before 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12th October 2018.

 

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