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EU funded project now bearing fruit

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Convenience Foods (Lanka) PLC (CFL) a subsidiary of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd  (CBL) was the ‘Runner-up’ in the Small Scale Category at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently. ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards was endorsed by the Ministry of Environment and the Global Compact Network Ceylon.

The Report compilation was fully done by SWITCH - Asia Food & Beverage team, trained by the CII India, the accredited training partner of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) of Netherlands.  The SWITCH-Asia F&B Program facilitated CFL throughout providing consultation with implementing Sustainable Consumption & Production and ISO Certifications during the past four years. While implementing cleaner production, efforts on systematic gathering of data on resource consumption have paved the path to this great achievement. Reporting on sustainability was based on GRI G3 framework.

“CFL has received certification for ISO 22000:2005 and is in the process of receiving ISO 14001:2004” said Prema Cooray, the Project Director.  “Convenience Food (Lanka)   being honored as a sustainable business model  is a great achievement for us  as we could now  see the EU funded project bearing fruit and recognized as a sustainable cleaner production company ” he further added.

Implemented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the SWITCH - Asia F&B was in partnership with IVAM Uva BV (The Netherlands), CII (India), Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Industrial Services Bureau (ISB) and Industrial Development Board (IDB).

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