Aitken Spence Sustainability
Fostering a corporate culture that considers growth and sustainability hand-in-hand is what we believe in, and continue to demonstrate this belief through leading by example. The community and environment are entwined to any business activity. As a company, Aitken Spence engages in many activities that focus on the advancement of both these factors.
EMPOWERING SRI LANKA FIRST
We initiated Empowering Sri Lanka First a programme implemented to provide English and ICT skills to students of low income families. This learning opportunity is aimed at inculcating an interest in learning English language and developing ICT skills through self-learning and communicative teaching methods.
Protection of the environment is a key concern for us. The natural environment and ecosystem services are inextricably linked to our business activities and it is for this reason that environmental consciousness plays an integral role in our sustainability strategy. The numerous international accolades we have received bear witness to our adherence to global environmental standards and industry best practices.
We believe that our success should be reflected in the communities we operate within and maintain continual efforts to work for our communities by identifying what their key needs are. In this effort, we engaged in many activities to help victims of the Tsunami that ravaged Sri Lanka in 2004. A special ‘Tsunami Relief Fund’ set up by the Company saw us adopting the affected villages in Ahungalla and Trincomalee. While the housing project was successful in providing new homes to over a 100 families, the infrastructure development in these villages also included medical facility, pre-school, playground and community centre.