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Sirio awarded for performance at BCCS 2018 for 2nd consecutive year


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Former CCC Chairman C.P. De Silva (centre) handing over the best financial performance award to Manager – HR Kosala Perera and Assistant Manager – Engineering Manju Abeyweera

The Sirio team with the award

Sirio Ltd., a leading manufacturer of lingerie and swimwear catering to the European market operating under the flagship of CalzedoniaS.p.A in Italy, very recently clinched an award for its financial performance for the second consecutive year at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2018.

Organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), the annual event was held on 26 November for the 15th consecutive time. The Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya graced the occasion as its Chief Guest.

Having commenced its commercial operations in 2002, Sirio Ltd. today contributes more than $ 51 million to Sri Lanka’s export revenue with its products sold under the brand names ‘Intimissimi’, ‘Tezenis’, and ‘Calzedonia’. Apart from its economic contribution to the country, the company places high priority to the growth and well-being of its 2,100+ employees.

The company also initiates various social responsibility agendas such as ‘senehasarali’, an annual event visiting children’s and elder’s homes gifting many essentials, annual medical camps providing free laboratory testing and specialised consultation including western and indigenous medicine,  special seminar for O/L students attending nearby schools amongst many others.

Sustainability is an important part of the company’s corporate strategy. It has a water treatment plant where treated water is used for gardening and washing for instance, and uses bio-degradable materials wherever possible during its production process such as packing and storing. Sirio Ltd. fully sponsors and encourages self-innovation and many machineries and devices are being designed and used to date. 

“We are delighted to once again be recognised as one of the best performers in terms of sustainability with an award for our financial performance and growth. We place high emphasis towards the strategic need for embedding and mainstreaming sustainability in our corporate philosophy as opposed to simply anchoring on it. We are committed to continuously facilitate growth and development of not just the employees but also the society and country at large,” commented Sirio Ltd. CEO/Director Felix A. Fernando.

CalzedoniaS.p.A manufactures and specialises in women’s undergarments, stockings, nightdresses, socks and swimwear. Other companies locally include Omega Line Ltd., Alpha Apparels Ltd. in Polgahawela, Benji Ltd. in Bingiriya and Vavuniya Apparels in Vavuniya, all comprising a total workforce exceeding 12,000 employees. 

CalzedoniaS.p.A has over 4,200 retail sales outlets in over 40 countries across Europe, Russia, Middle East, Asia and America and sells its products labelled with various brands such as Intimissimi, Calzedonia, Tezenis and Falconeri.


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