The Plantations Human Development Trust (PHDT) has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI), the accredited body in Sri Lanka by the International Standards Organization.
The PHDT functions under the Ministry of Livestock & Rural Community Development implementing sustainable social development programmes to continuously improve the quality of life of the plantation community, working closely with the Ministry, Regional Plantation Companies and Trade Unions. Its core activities cover housing & infrastructure, water & sanitation, health care & nutrition, child development centres, Training & Development, and the Estate Worker Housing Cooperative Society (EWHCS) network.
The certification covered the seven PHDT Regional Offices as well which are located in the plantation areas in Badulla, Galle, Hatton, Kandy, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura through whom these initiatives are implemented in the 432 Estates under the Regional Plantation Companies.
The award was presented by SLSI Director General, Dr Lalith Senaweera to PHDT Chairman H Sandrasekera in the presence of the Director General Ranjith Ellegala and Directors at a simple ceremony held at PHDT head office at Battaramulla. Each Regional Office certificate was received by the respective Regional Director.