CNCI Achievers Awards on August 29 | Sunday Observer

CNCI Achievers Awards on August 29

The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) launched the CNCI Achievers Awards 2019 at a ceremony in Colombo last week to felicitate industrialists.

“The initiative by the CNCI in recognising the country’s high performing industrialists is an encouragement for them to reach greater heights. The awards will also pave the way for better results and high standards in industries. The stringent evaluation process ensures that all applicants are subjected to a set guidelines and quality checks where non financial aspects are also taken in to account,” Chairman Achievers Awards 2019 Steering Committee, Kevin Edwards said.

The awards designed to recognise operational excellence of the country’s industries will be an opportunity to raise the bar and take the related entities to a higher level.

We facilitate their efforts by providing them the platform to showcase their performance and achievements. This also gives them the recognition that they need to enter the global market and be competitive while generating much needed foreign exchange for the country, he said.

The industrial sector plays an important role in the economic development of the country and their contribution needs to be appreciated. Conducting an award ceremony in the nature of ‘Achievers Awards’ is a good way to recognise industry excellence and reward it. This encouragement will go a long way in their growth path,Chairman, CNCI, Raja Hewabowala said.

He went on to explain that “The industrialists who are rewarded by the Chamber’s awards will receive both local and international recognition and they will be in a much stronger position to perform well in their respective fields.

The awards are an eye opener for the industry”.

Sole proprietors, partnerships and any limited liability companies are eligible to apply for the achievers awards. The recognition will be given under five categories - micro, small, medium, large and extra large businesses.Among the many specific areas or functions evaluated, are- net sales, revenue, value addition, productivity, employment statistics, cost of incentives to employees, statutory and other responsibilities, the Corporate plan, research and development, quality assurance and certification, environmental responsibility, and industrial and occupational health and safety (OH&S).

The achievers awards are offered at national and provincial level for the winners of manufacturing and service sector enterprises under gold, silver, bronze and merit awards.

The Crystal Award will be presented to the enterprise which secures the gold award for three consecutive years, and this is the pinnacle of awards.

The awards presentation will be held on August 29 at the Hotel Galadari.