Ranjith Pandithage accepting the overall award from President Maithripala Sirisena
Diesel and Motor Engineering (DIMO) PLC swept the boards at the CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards 2015, winning the overall Gold Award for the best annual report in the competition, as well as Gold awards for Integrated Reporting, Sustainability Reporting, and for the sector Diversified Holding Companies (upto 5 subsidiaries).
The Annual Report was also recognised for the Best Disclosure on Capital Management and with the Bronze award for Management Commentary. The strong performance from among a field of 144 strong competitors stands testament to DIMO’s long-standing corporate commitment to transparency and accountability to its stakeholders.
DIMO has been a pioneer of integrated reporting in Sri Lanka, and is the only Sri Lankan entity to have been a part of the International Integrated Reporting Committee’s pilot programme leading to the establishment of the Integrated Reporting Framework. DIMO first published an integrated annual report for the year ended 2010/11 and has since consistently received commendation from international experts for conveying a complex value creation story in a compellingly readable, clear and concise presentation. This year’s winning report was the company’s fifth integrated report.
The DIMO annual report for 2014/15 was presented under the theme “Magnet of Trust” alluding to the impeccable trust that forms the basis of the 75 year old company’s enduring relationships with its stakeholders.
Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman of DIMO speaking on behalf of his DIMO Tribe after accepting the overall award from His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena said “We are humbled by this extraordinary performance and thank CA Sri Lanka and the organising committee for affording us an opportunity of being recognised for our efforts to publish an Annual Report of quality and simplicity.”
Pandithage also added, “One of the most ardent supporters of our reporting journey has been our dear colleague the late Prof. Uditha Liyanage; this award would have made him very happy. All of us remember his contribution to DIMO with much gratitude.”