NDB recognised amongst nation’s ‘Ten Best Corporate Citizens’ for the second consecutive year

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NDB gained significant acclaim for its commitment towards corporate sustainability at the ‘Best Corporate Citizens (BCC) Sustainability Awards 2013’ hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The bank was recognised as one of the ‘Top Ten Best Corporate Citizens’ for 2013 for the second consecutive year; along with leading multinationals and several other blue chip corporates  in the country. NDB also received a category award for ‘Best Performance in Community Relations’ in recognition of the bank’s engagement with the society and the positive contribution made to the community. Hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the BCC Sustainability Awards is the main CSR and Sustainability event of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce that recognises the outstanding work carried out by the corporate entities in the country. The awards strive to raise awareness on the importance of corporate social responsibility and strategic corporate sustainability within the business community while promoting and encouraging these practices amongst the corporate sector. The Best Corporate Citizens Sustainability Awards 2013 has yet again positively acknowledged NDB’s display of exemplary corporate citizenship while appraising the bank’s triple bottom line performance which takes into account the social, ecological and economic performance. Commenting on the achievement, NDB Chief Operating Officer Indrajit Wickramasinghe said: “We consider it a great honour to have gained significant recognition of our efforts for sustainable, socially responsible business practices by Sri Lanka’s premier business council. At NDB, we consider good corporate citizenship as a lifestyle, built upon our corporate values of integrity, care, passion, teamwork and service. Therefore we strive to foster sustainability across all our business decisions and strategies. “Our threefold corporate sustainability agenda places emphasis on economic, environmental and social responsibility. This means that we link our economic growth with social and environment considerations and strive to deliver sustainable growth for all stakeholders of the bank. “As a financial institution NDB believes that promoting national economic growth is of primary importance since a robust economy ultimately contributes to the well-being of each individual. Pivotal areas of economic growth are entrepreneurship and education. Therefore NDB has selected entrepreneurship and education as its Strategic CSR Initiatives. Much of the CSR activity of NDB is designed with the strategic focus on education and entrepreneurship which we believe are the two key tools for empowerment, upliftment and national economic growth” Wickramasinghe further stated.