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Varun Beverages bags Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Award 2019


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From left: Varun Beverages Assistant Vice President (Human Resources) Anjali Bhatia, Varun Beverages Chief HR Officer Sugato Palit, Department of Sri Lanka Customs Director General P.S.M. Charles, VBLL Country Head Amit Joshi, VBLL GM (HR and Admin) Sadath Rajapaksha 

Varun Beverages Lanka Ltd., (VBLL) a leading carbonated soft drink manufacturer and the exclusive bottler for Pepsi in Sri Lanka, has recently been awarded the prestigious Best Employer Award for 2019, at a glittering ceremony held recently in Taj Samudra Colombo. The ceremony was attended by the who’s who of Sri Lanka and certain other countries, representing the Ministry, Government, industry leaders, management thought leaders, and noted academicians.

This award, given by the Employer Branding Institute, is in recognition of the multiple employee-related initiatives taken by VBLL over the years, the most recent being the launch of an integrated employee engagement program, encompassing all its employees.

The VBLL leadership firmly believes in the importance of creating a superior workplace experience for its employees, leading to higher levels of employee motivation, ownership and drive for business results. Their belief is that the ‘people connect’ is one of the top priorities of the company and the core of its business success. Thus, the business and HR are integrated synergistically. 

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Country Head Amit Joshi and the GM (HR and Admin) Sadath Rajapaksha reiterated the company’s commitment towards enabling work culture, focus on performance, and continuing to produce world-class products for its customers.


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