Aitken Spence Printing and Packaging renews CarbonNeutral certificate

2016-01-25 18:30:00

From left: The Carbon Consulting Company Director Subramaniam Eassuwaren, Aitken Spence Printing and Packaging Managing Director Prasanna Karunathilake, The CarbonNeutral Company Regional Representative Vivian Frost and The Carbon Consulting Company CEO Sanith de S. Wijeyeratne

Aitken Spence Printing and Packaging (Pvt.) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s premiere printing and packaging firm, reiterated its commitment to sustainability by renewing its CarbonNeutral certification.

The CarbonNeutral certification was awarded by The Carbon Consulting Company, Sri Lanka’s leading sustainability solutions provider.

Talking about the company’s achievement, Carbon Consulting Company CEO Sanith de S. Wijeyeratne remarked, “Aitken Spence Printing and Packaging has been Sri Lanka’s first internationally certified green printing and packaging organisation for the last two years. The company has been very stringent in observing, managing and actively searching for ways to lessen its environmental impact.

On behalf of Carbon Consulting Company, let me congratulate the team at Aitken Spence Printing on maintaining its Carbon Neutral status. We certainly hope that other companies in Sri Lanka will follow suit and adopt more sustainable business practices, not just for the betterment of their businesses but also to ensure that our ecosystem is well maintained.”

Vivian Frost - Regional Representative of the UK’s - The CarbonNeutral Company, the world’s leading retailer of carbon offsets, offered her congratulations stating, “We would like to congratulate Aitken Spence Printing on maintaining its CarbonNeutral certification. The company’s vision of moving its operations to a more environmentally sustainable model is demonstrated through its carefully designed facility, which has enabled it to significantly reduce its environmental impact. 

We are proud to have enabled it to reduce its residual emissions to net zero through the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets. The CarbonNeutral Company and our partners The Carbon Consulting Company look forward to our continued partnership with this leader in the printing industry in Sri Lanka.”  

As the company repeatedly shows its commitment to ‘go the extra mile and a half’, as per its corporate philosophy, a visibly delighted Aitken Spence Printing and Packing Managing Director Prasanna Karunathilake noted, “As a pioneer in the Sri Lankan printing industry over the last few decades, we are delighted to announce that we are at the forefront of the latest sustainability practices. 

We are very happy to lead by example as one of the first companies in our industry to develop more sustainable business practices. I’m pleased to note that we have maintained our Carbon Neutral status for the last three consecutive years. Our latest facilities are a lot more eco- friendly and I feel that the industry as a whole ought to take steps to do the same. At Aitken Spence Printing, we want to ensure that we undertake steps to ensure that our clients get the most from us, while simultaneously minimizing the impact on the environment.”

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