(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lankan diversified business group, Maliban has invested heavily in broadening its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework, while solidifying its position as a responsible industry stakeholder.
These efforts have brought the Organization global recognition, with regard to its eco-friendly manufacturing processes,with the Maliban Group of Companies now having receivedCarbon Footprint Certification for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, from the Sri Lanka Climate Fund.The Group companies that have received Carbon Footprint Certification include Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt.) Ltd, Maliban Milk Products (Pvt.) Ltd, Maliban Dairy & Agri Products (Pvt.) Ltd, Wonder Pak (Pvt.) Ltd, Golden Bake (Pvt.) Ltd, Little Lion Associates (Pvt.) Ltd.
“From our inception, sustainability and responsible business have been part of our ethos,” said, Managing Director of the Maliban Group, Ms. Kumudika Fernando, “This is reflected in our time-tested commitment to quality, with Maliban products now being enjoyed in over 40 countries, including the EU, Japan and many other jurisdictions with some of the strictest food safety standards in the world. In our endeavour to always be responsible and sustainable, we have also under taken the plantation of over 300+ acres of land, which no doubt provides us with a significant number of carbon credits, helping us to materially and measurably reduce our carbon footprint. At Maliban, our commitment to quality, the environment and our communities remains ever more resolute, as we mark this very significant milestone on our sustainability journey.”
The Sri Lanka Climate Fund’s accredited certification applies to the Maliban Group and all of its subsidiaries, underscoring the organization’s broad-based efforts to adopt sustainable and eco-friendly business practices in line with internationally accepted guidelines and requirements.
Commenting on this industry-first achievement, Mr. Ravi Jayawardena –Group CEO at the Maliban Group said, “For nearly70 years, we have been devoted and committed to serving Sri Lankans and customers all over the world with the highest quality confectionaries, made from the finest ingredients. Now, we are taking the next step on this journey of excellence to formally incorporate environmentally and socially responsible standards and mechanisms in our manufacturing processes, to deliver the high-quality treats and delights our customers love, while minimizing any negative impact on the environment and significantly contributing to facilitating a thriving society. Achieving ISO 14064-1:2018 based Carbon Footprint Certification transcends the general expectations of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, by setting and adopting emissions reduction strategies for improvement in environmental performance indicators, furthering our quest for excellence, while also creating a pathway for others in the industry to follow.”
The Sri Lanka Climate Fund is an independent, government-owned organization functioning under the purview of the Ministry of the Environment and is an accredited organization having international recognition to grant carbon footprint certification to industry and trade against the ISO 14064-1:2018 standard.