Hayleys Plantations’ KVPL gets world’s first Sustainability Framework Certificate
Among the leading Sri Lankan tea and rubber manufacturers, the accreditation further cements KVPL’s status as a globally respected pioneer in the field of sustainable and ethical plantations management, enhancing the sustainability profile of its customers.
“Our role as industry leaders in the plantations sector is informed by the culture and values of the Hayleys Group. Sustainability and innovation are fundamental to our success. We believe that our experiences, particularly in the rubber sector, can serve as a blueprint for a more prosperous future for the entire plantation industry. We are honoured by the recognition we have been given, and we pledge to continue our efforts to raise the bar on sustainability moving forward,” Hayleys Plantations Managing Director, Dr. Roshan Rajadurai said. The Sustainability Framework (SF) is a risk-based, multipurpose framework developed by Preferred by Nature based on the evaluation of critical sustainability issues to specify commodity in the specific region. The framework is inspired by several existing sustainability schemes as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“This world-first Sustainability Framework (SF) certificate further demonstrates our commitment to preserving our nation’s rich environmental heritage. It also serves as validation of our continuing evolution into a truly global leader in social and environmental sustainability,” Kelani Valley Plantations Director/ CEO Anura Weerakoon said.
KVPL’s rubber estates have also secured a total of four internationally recognised sustainability certifications, including the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Organic Rubber (EU organic, USDA/NOP) and Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certifications.
The plantations company won global recognition as the Winner of the Large Scale- Agriculture and Plantations Category at Business World Excellence Awards 2020, organised by the Business World International Organization (Pvt) Ltd USA.