Sri Lanka Corporate Health & Productivity Awards 2019, initiated by the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will be held on 13th February 2019 at Lotus Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall from 4.30 P.M onwards.
The competition, which embarked in August 2018,received the enthusiasm of many leading corporates in Sri Lanka. From the entries received, outstanding enterprises engaging in health and productivity management programs were selected through a thorough selection process of surveys and workshops. The selection was further based on five key criteria provided by international standards such as ISO and PAS. These criteria include the positioning of health and productivity management in management philosophy and policies, organized frameworks established for tackling health and productivity management issues, specific systems established for ensuring health-conscious management as well as measures introduced for implementing them, measures established for assessing and improving health and productivity management and adherence to laws and regulations and risk management.
Outstanding Sri Lankan enterprises that have successfully carried out efforts focusing on theaforementioned principles for the betterment of their employees’ health from a management perspective have been chosen to be presented with the prestigious awards at the Sri Lanka Corporate Health & Productivity Awards. The winners will be announced under the categories of Extra Large, Large, Medium and Small corporates, based on the number of employees.
The winners will be given due recognition for their achievements and the selected enterprises will be promoted as an attractive investment option for investors who prioritize the improvement of corporate value from a long term perspective while endorsing the winning corporates as attractive workplaces for existing and prospective employees.
Commenting on the event, Chairman of COYLE DinukHettiarachchi added,”Health and Productivity management refers to the strategic practice of the health control in the managerial viewpoint under the philosophy that the maintenance and improvement of the employee’s wellness lead to the future increase in profitability. Sri Lanka Corporate Health & Productivity Awards was initiated with the aim to maximize the performance of Sri Lankan corporate sphere by improving engagement, retention, productivity, and performance; all of which results in a healthier and positive thinking workforce which provides higher product quality and customer service.”
He further added “The concept of this Award Ceremony is based on the “Health & Productivity Stock Selection” Program Held in Japan by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).With the Collaboration of COYLE and JETRO,Sri Lanka Corporate Health & Productivity Awardsis poised to advance a long journey ahead while raising public recognition of enterprises engaging in health and productivity management.”
Established In 1999, COYLE is a business chamber with 120 top Sri Lankan young entrepreneurs who comprise of business owners and entrepreneurs having an extensive national and international business network. COYLE members collaborate with government officials, policymakers and community organizations to support the community and each other with the mission of building businesses and community through its motto “Recognition through Excellence.”
JETRO is a government-related organization that works towards promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium-sized Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.