One of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing conglomerates, Hemas Holdings PLC, was recognised as Asia’s Most Socially Responsible Company at the 2019 ACES Awards. The company touches the Lives of millions of loyal customers, every day, via its renowned wellness, leisure and mobility services. Over a span of nearly seven decades, Hemas has delivered an award winning range of diversified products and services including high quality home and personal care products that continue to help enrich lives, empower businesses, and make a positive contribution to the nation’s economic development.
The award had over 325 applicants from across Asia of which 159 were shortlisted, with 59 selected. All entries are put through a stringent evaluation process, spanning six months, before winners were selected by a panel of esteemed jury members. Organised by the Mors Group, the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards recognises successful companies and individuals in Asia across two main domains; leadership and corporate social responsibility. This award provides a platform to bring Asia’s business aspirations and success stories to the world stage through knowledge sharing, recognition and research.
“It is an honour to be recognised at an international forum of this nature. In today’s context a sustainable organisation should not only be focused on profit, instead it should also focus on how it impacts the economy, the environment and the communities. It is very important for the private sector to understand the needs of their communities and assist in addressing the gaps through partnerships and aligning its activities to UNSDG goals. For the private sector to sustain its businesses it’s important to have sustainable communities,” says Hemas Holdings PLC General Manager – Sustainability and Corporate Communications and Hemas Outreach Foundation Executive Director Shiromi Masakorale.
Hemas Holdings PLC was registered more than 70 years ago in Sri Lanka. As a holding company, it is one of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerates. Its many businesses include healthcare, travel, logistics, and the manufacturing of baby products. The group firmly believes that its financial performance and brand image are closely linked to sound corporate governance, product and service excellence, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. As such, it strives to minimize its operational impacts through the entrenchment of responsible business practices, and the monitoring of key sustainability performance indicators.