As we continue to witness the impacts of Climate Change across the globe, the need for corporate sustainability is crucial now more than ever. Therefore, it is essential to recognize and honor the efforts of companies that prioritize authentic corporate sustainability. In this regard, the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management recognized Aitken Spence PLC at the A-PAD 10th Anniversary Forum held in Tokyo, Japan for their outstanding commitment towards advancing disaster resilience in the Asia Pacific region.
As a leading conglomerate and pioneer member of A-PAD Sri Lanka, Aitken Spence PLC has paved the way by institutionalizing sustainable and innovative disaster risk reduction strategies into their businesses both locally and globally. Moreover, Aitken Spence has been a key player in influencing public policy in relation to disaster management and has complemented A-PAD’s advocacy efforts island-wide. From implementing environmentally friendly initiatives and reducing carbon emissions to embracing renewable energy sources, Aitken Spence has consistently demonstrated their commitment to minimize their ecological footprint for over fifteen years. By doing so, they have become an industry leader and an inspiration for others to follow.
The certificate of appreciation was officially handed over to Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director by Mr. Firzan Hashim, Country Director of A-PAD Sri Lanka. Dr Dissanayake expressed his sincere appreciation towards A-PAD and reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen the partnership to reach greater heights in protecting planet Earth and its people.