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Nestlé Lanka Honoured at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2023

Among the Top 3 Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka in 2023, taking home 5 awards

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Nestlé Lanka secured a resounding win at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2023 held recently, taking home five awards in several categories including, Second Runners Up – Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2023, Top Ten Best Corporate Citizens, Sector Award – Manufacturing, and two awards in Consistent Commitment and Continuous Improvement for Environmental Commitment and Environmental Integration. Widely considered Sri Lanka’s highest corporate honour, the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards, organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, recognizes sustainability champions who operate with a strong focus on people, planet, and profit.

“We are humbled to be consistently recognized at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards. At Nestlé, sustainability is at the core of everything we do, and it is an honour to be able to demonstrate our sustainability journey and spark inspiration on a platform of this stature. The past three years have been nothing short of challenging and required everyone, including us corporates, to reinvent and reanalyze our strategies. Nonetheless, I am proud that we were able to continue our untiring efforts towards creating a more sustainable and resilient Sri Lanka together with our stakeholders across and beyond the value chain. True to our promise of ‘Good food, Good life’, we will forge ahead towards achieving our ambitious sustainability commitments whilst being a force for good in Sri Lanka, as we have for over 115 years!” said Mr. Bernhard Stefan, Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka.

As a company which has sustainability integrated into all aspects of business, Nestlé conducts various noteworthy initiatives together with its stakeholders to do good for families, communities, and the planet. In recognition of this consistent, positive contribution towards Sri Lanka, this is the ninth year Nestlé Lanka has been among the top 10 Best Corporate Citizens of the country. Having been awarded across different categories over the years – including Community Relations, Employee Relations, Financial Performance, Customer Relations and more – in 2023, the company was acclaimed once again for its commitment towards doing ‘Good For My Family, Community and Planet’.

Held annually, the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards recognises the best contributors to the local economy and community, as well the best performers in corporate sustainability. Submissions are evaluated by a highly respected panel of local and international experts, academics and thought leaders.

Driven by its purpose of ‘unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come’, Nestlé has nourished generations of Sri Lankan families with high quality food and beverages from early childhood to old age. Having started its operations in Sri Lanka in 1906, today, Nestlé has become an integral part of Sri Lankan lives and contributes to the livelihoods of more than 25,000 Sri Lankan dairy and coconut farmers and out growers and provides direct employment to over 800. The company manufactures over 90% of its products sold in Sri Lanka locally at their state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala, employing strict safety and quality controls.