National Green Reporting System launched
The Ministry of Environment launched the National Green Reporting
System of Sri Lanka on Friday to enhance the environmental, social and
economical performance of industry and service sectors of the country.
"This intern will facilitate industries and services of the country to
improve their corporate sustainability performance and stay in the
global and local competitive market systems," Environment Minister Anura
Priyadarshana Yapa said addressing the gathering at the launching
"It has become necessary of doing business transforming end-of-pipe
line solutions to pollution prevention and reduction and minimization of
resource degradation," Minister Yapa said.
The ceremony was held at the Water's Edge Hotel in Battaramulla with
the participation of top personnel from both government and private
sectors. Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Deputy
Minister of Environment Abdul Cader and several other distinguished
guests were present. The book on 'Reporting Guidelines' was launched at
"This reporting system was initiated by the Ministry in line with the
requirement set out under the policy for greening the industries as per
the National Action Plan for Green Lanka Program launched in 2009," said
Padmini Batuwitage, Additional Secretary (Environment and Policy) of the
Ministry of Environment.
According to Batuwitage the initial draft guidelines were developed
with the technical assistance of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce through
SWITCH-Asia program funded by the European Union. -DY