WACO representative for Sri Lanka, Aitken Spence, has been recognised by business magazine Sustainability in its annual Top 100 Sustainable Companies 2022.
Aitken Spence is the only Sri Lankan company to have been included in the ranking, which includes companies such as Nissan, Lenovo, Accenture, Microsoft, and KPMG.
“This recognition is an appreciation to every single ‘Spensonian’ who has passionately embraced the Group’s commitment to sustainability,” said Parakrama Dissanayaka, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Aitken Spence.
“It is their effort coupled with the unwavering support of the senior management of the company that has put our sustainability strategy on the global map.
“It is what kept us going as we worked through some of the toughest times we have faced in the last couple of years, without compromising on our commitments to sustainability.
Aitken Spence began its policy more than a decade ago, focusing on social and environmental governance and sustainability.
Aitken Spence is also the only company in Sri Lanka to have been ranked among the Top Ten Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for an unparalleled 16 consecutive years, showing their consistent commitment to create sustainable value.
This year, Aitken Spence will mark 20 years as one of the first signatories to the United Nations Global Compact in Sri Lanka.
An active member of its steering committee, the company also leads the Working Group on Human Rights at the Workplace while participating in the Working Groups on Gender and Climate Action.
Aitken Spence was also one of the first companies in the world to become a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles.