Sri Lanka’s flagship telecom service provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, topped the country’s Corporate Accountability ratings for 2011, reserving the top spot
for the second year running. Sri Lanka’s Corporate Accountability ratings were published recently in the country’s premier business publication, LMD, and are compiled by Sting Consultants – a specialist sustainability rating and consulting service.
The Corporate Accountability ratings evaluate and recognise Sri Lanka’s listed companies along multiple sustainable development dimensions, including - but not limited to - measurement and disclosure, identifying impacts, risks and opportunities, stakeholder engagement, management governance, corporate values and policy coverage. Dialog Axiata received a Platinum Rating and was once again honoured with the highest ranking from amongst Sri Lanka’s listed corporate entities.
Dialog scored 81.15 points over the average of 46, encompassing some of Sri Lanka’s largest corporates. The company excelled in the areas of Identifying impacts, risks and opportunities, which measured the level of awareness an entity has of the main impacts of social, economic and environmental sustainability as a result of its operations.
“Adherence to the highest standards in business ethics is paramount at Dialog, and the company is proud of its unblemished record of best practices – and of having achieved the highest independent Corporate Accountability Ratings in the country for two years in succession,” Group Chief Executive, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya said. Corporate responsibility at Dialog is deep-rooted and integrated into its business strategies, and termed Business Integral CR. This encompasses a fundamental desire to create shared value to citizens, communities and business in a sustainable manner.