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Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards 2020: Drives Change by Upholding Health and Wellness Practices

‘’Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards 2020’’ conducted by the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) was held recently at BMICH. H.E Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka attended the showpiece event as the chief guest and Aminda Rodrigo, Chairman of COYLE also attended the event alongside Masatomo Itonaga, Resident Representative of JETRO Colombo. The awards ceremony which recognized a pool of enterprises which carried out successful measures leading to corporate health and wellness, marked its end with shadows of another awards ceremony looming next year.

The winners were awarded Gold and Silver Awards based on the categories and depending on the number of employees. Under the extra-large category, Hirdaramani International Exports (Pvt) Ltd won Gold while Linea Aqua (Pvt) Ltd and Kelani Valley Plantations PLC won Sliver and McLarens Holdings Ltd bagged the Merit. Under the Large category, Orel Corporation (Pvt) Ltd won Gold while Ceylon Biscuits Ltd won Silver. Screenline (Pvt) Ltd and D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd main plant won the Merit while D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd Bataduwa Plant was awarded for participation.

Under the Medium category, Samson Compounds (Pvt) Ltd won Gold while D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd Sportswear plant won Silver. Toppan Forms (Colombo) Ltd and Smithkline Beecham (Pvt) Ltd won the Merit and D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd Karandeniya Plant was awarded for participation. Under the Small Category, Gac Shipping bagged the Silver. The efforts of all the participants were highly appreciated and the organizing committee extended their compliments wishing all the participants the strength and courage to continue corporate health and wellness practices.

Aminda Rodrigo, Chairman of COYLE remarked at the event, “We are proud to conduct an event which is highly admired as the only awards ceremony in recognition of corporate health and wellness initiatives. Our chamber is always committed to carry out initiatives to uplift health and productivity in the corporate sector. We have advocated, supported and consulted many enterprises and have yielded positive results. The success of this awards ceremony is a byproduct of our towering commitment and passion to help enterprises achieve health and productivity goals”

Similar to the previous occasion, this year’s winners also went through a series of selection criteria that displayed high transparency. The selection process was facilitated by surveys and workshops conducted with the aim of educating the enterprises the ways and means of setting up and reaching high standards in health and wellness. The enterprises were enlightened on the value of implementing health and wellness initiatives which will benefit them in the long run.

After a lengthy but worthwhile process from planning to implementation and searching for the best enterprises that carried out health and wellness initiatives, the organizing committee was able to recognize a pool of enterprises and provide the necessary recognition they deserve by awarding them which is indeed a morale booster for any company / individual. An awards ceremony of this caliber not only help enterprises carry out health and wellness initiatives merely to win an award, but this effort turns out to be highly fruitful as employees are facilitated with sound working environment both physically and mentally.

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