Unilever crowned Best Corporate in Sri Lanka for fostering Employee Relations

Unilever Sri Lanka took home the category award for Best Performance in fostering Employee Relations at the recent Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2022. The award was conferred on Unilever by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the company’s best-in-class Employee Agenda and People Practices in employee engagement, training & career development, wellbeing, youth empowerment and diversity & inclusion, which in turn has created a corporate culture of resilient and productive employees across the company.

The Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards are widely considered Sri Lanka’s highest corporate honour, recognizing the best contributors to the local economy, community, and the environment.

Ananya Sabharwal, HR Director – Unilever Sri Lanka said, “We are humbled to receive this recognition which testifies our efforts to foster a workplace that truly makes a difference in the lives of our people through timely and progressive policies. Unilever was a source of strength to our vast eco-system of employees, work force and business partners throughout the economic crisis. Some of our notable people interventions include robust financial support schemes and non-monetary support schemes such as the facilitation of discounted product offers and training 100% of our factory workforce and 90% of our office employees as Mental Health Champions to support our people and their families during this difficult period for everyone.”

Ananya further added, “The humanitarian approach taken by Unilever when it was most needed for our people and probably most difficult for corporates, helped build a stronger sense of purpose within our people which in turn helped the company and the country in this hour of need. I strongly believe that the role of Human Resources is to create an enabling environment to unleash the true potential, innate resilience, and purpose of our people.”

Said Hajar Alafifi, Chairperson and Managing Director – Unilever Sri Lanka, “We are honoured to be recognised once again as a good corporate citizen and thank the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for providing a platform to showcase our efforts in business sustainability.

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