The National Cleaner Production Awards 2010 took place on the January 27, 2011. This event has been held for four consecutive years to recognise and appreciate environmentally friendly businesses in Sri Lanka. At this event Heritance Ahungalla and Heritance Tea Factory secured seven awards and a merit certificate out of ten recognitions for the service sector.
Gold and Silver Service Sector Awards were won by Heritance Ahungalla and Heritance Tea Factory respectively. Further to the main awards, Heritance Tea Factory received Excellence Awards for Energy, Water and Material utilisation. Heritance Ahungalla received Excellence Awards for Water and Material Utilisation and a Merit Certificate for Energy Utilisation.
Heritance Ahungalla was represented by Refhan Razeen (General Manager), Jayantha Madanayake (Chief Engineer) and Ravindra Kumara (Assistant Engineer / Environment Management Representative). Heritance Tea Factory was represented by Roshanlal Perera (General Manager) and Amila Gamage, (Chief Engineer) and Environment Management Representative (EMR)
Heritance Hotels and Resorts is a premier brand of the Aitken Spence Hotels & Resorts in Sri Lanka. The best practices followed by the Group for conservation and protection of the environment, have been recognised as global case studies on sustainable tourism. In addition to the portfolio of hotels in Sri Lanka, the company is also a rapidly growing regional player with an increasing portfolio of hotels under the brands of Aitken Spence Hotels & Resorts, Heritance Hotels & Resorts and Adaaran Hotels & Resorts in India, Maldives and Oman.
To conclude, since Heritance Kandalama won the gold award in the service sector in the year 2009, Heritance Hotels & Resorts can now proudly state that all three Heritance Hotels have made their mark at this prestigious event. National Cleaner Production Awards is organised by the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC). All enterprises registered in Sri Lanka falling under the categories of large scale manufacturing organisations, medium & small scale manufacturing organisations, service organisations and public and other institutes are a part of this event. Awards are presented to progressive companies and service organisations that have voluntarily adopted cleaner production as a tool for increasing productivity while, minimising waste and emissions at source rather than treating after it’s generated.