Marking yet another milestone with its efforts to create a positive impact for the country, its citizens and the environment, Sampath Bank was recognized as a CSR World Leader at the CSR World Leaders Awards 2016 organized by The Green Organization based in England.
While Sampath Bank represented Sri Lanka as the CSR World Leader, Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC, Nanda Fernando, received the award on behalf of the Bank at an event held at the House of Commons, Westminster Palace in London on the 11th of November.
Additionally Sampath Bank was honoured at the Far East Silver winner of the International CSR Excellence Awards 2016 Ceremony presented by The Green Organization on 08th of August 2016 at The Crystal, London Docklands.
With unwavering dedication, Sampath Bank continues to launch unique CSR initiatives based on their ‘5E CSR Model’, drawing upon pillars which include entrepreneurship development; education for development; empowerment of community; environment protection and conservation and ethics and values.
Speaking on this milestone, Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank PLC said, “It brings great honour to Sampath Bank to represent Sri Lanka as a CSR World Leader. At Sampath Bank, we strive to ensure that our operations and initiatives are not only in line with the needs of our customers, but also the national objectives that further facilitate the well-being of the country, the diverse communities and the environment. We are humbled to be recognized on an international stage which depicts evident success in the Bank’s dedication to continue to be an integral force behind our stakeholders and build a promising future”.
Illustrating a significant contribution to a sustainable economy and social and environmental advancements, ‘Sampath Saviya – empowering budding entrepreneurs’, ‘Sampath Pasala – uplifting education in rural Sri Lanka’, ‘Bolgoda wetland conservation project – protecting and conserving Sri Lanka’s largest natural freshwater lake’ and the ‘Water purification project at Poonewa - combating chronic kidney diseases’, are among the number of key initiatives carried out by the bank.
The Green Organization based in England was established in the year 1994 as an international, independent and a non-profit environmental group. With the prominent International CSR Excellence Awards Ceremony, the Green Organization is dedicated to recognize, reward and promote institutions that carry out the best practices around the globe.