Elpitiya Plantations among the Ten Best Corporate Citizens

Elpitiya Plantations was once again recognised among the Ten Best Corporate Citizens for the second consecutive year among other Top end corporates. The company also emerged as the 1st Runner-up in Category B – Annual turnover below Rs. 15 Bn and the project award for ‘Fix to Fix it’ at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2023 organised by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Sustainability has been a core element of the business strategy and innovation for Elpitiya Plantations. The Biochar project ‘Fix to Fix it’ received recognition for its holistic approach in environmental sustainability as it focused on improvement of soil carbon and carbon sequestration to reduce GHG emissions.

“We are immensely encouraged by these awards as it recognises our consistent efforts in sustainability and it helps us to identify gaps and improve in aligning with the sustainable development goals”, commented Mr. Bhathiya Bulumulla – Jt. Managing Director/ CEO Elpitiya Plantations PLC

The Elpitiya Plantations sustainability team is led by the Managing Director Dr. Rohan Fernado and Jt. Managing Director/CEO Mr. Bhathiya Bulumulla under the guidance of Director Dr. Ravi Fernando, a renowned expert in sustainability.

Managed by Aitken Spence Plantation Managements PLC since 1997, Elpitiya Plantations PLC owns 13 estates and 17 factories producing tea and other diversified crops. The company embarked on producing four types of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) in Sri Lanka, providing these berries to local consumers with a lower carbon footprint. Moreover, Elpitiya Plantations PLC has diversified operations in sustainable forestry development, eco-tourism, hydro power development, and specialty tea manufacturing.

Mr. M. I Izzadeen-Chief Sustainability Officer Elpitiya Plantations along with Mr. Pradeep   Vithanage-Senior Manager Sustainability and Ms. Thilini Edirisooriya-DGM HR. accepting the award for Best Sustainability Projects

Mr. Bhathiya Bulumulla – Jt. Managing Director/ CEO Elpitiya Plantations together with Mr. Ruwan Nissanka – COO, and Mr. Sajith Gunasena DGM – Finance accepting the award for the Ten Best Corporate Citizens


Image Caption : Elpitiya Plantations team with their awards

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