Workshop on green productivity | Sunday Observer

Workshop on green productivity

A two-day training workshop with a field exposure to a factory performing Green Productivity and obtained awards has been organised by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) in association with National Productivity Secretariat (NPS) to provide knowledge and skills in the application of Green Productivity (GP) to manufacturing and service organisations and others who wish to acquire the know how.

It will be held on August 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hotel Janaki, Colombo 5.

Green Technology tools will be covered in a participatory manner with group work and presentations of case studies. The resource personnel are: Senior Professor in Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe, former Director, National Cleaner Production Centre, Eng. Sena Pieris, Senior Productivity Development Officer, National Productivity Secretariat, Ishan Lakmal and former Consultant, Corporate Sustainability, Aitken Spence, Ravi de Silva.

Green productivity is a strategy for enhancing productivity and environmental performance for overall socio-economic development. It is the application of appropriate productivity and environmental management tools, techniques, technologies to reduce the environmental impact of a organisation’s activities, goods and services.

In an era in which we are struggling to attain sustainability and conserve the finite natural resources which are depleting by the minute and threatening the entire well-being of the inhabitants of earth, this is very practical and topical.

The main objective of Green Productivity is to ensure profitability, reduce environmental impact and enhance quality of life.