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Akbar Brothers awarded ‘Covid-19 Controlled Environment’ certification

Director, Akbar Brothers, Asgi Akbarally receivies the certificate from the Director General and CEO, SLSI, Dr. Siddhika Senaratne.
Director, Akbar Brothers, Asgi Akbarally receivies the certificate from the Director General and CEO, SLSI, Dr. Siddhika Senaratne.

Tea exporter Akbar Brothers was awarded the ‘Covid-19 Controlled Environment’ Certification by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) recently.

This is the first tea company in the world to be awarded such a certification, a spokesman for the company said.  “We are proud to announce that we have Covid-19 controlled environment status. The certification also gives confidence for us to operate at the optimum level of efficiency practicing the proper protocols of Social distancing, Handwashing and wearing a mask,” said Group Chief Operating Officer, Janek Jayasekara.

Director General and CEO of SLSI, Dr. Siddhika Senaratne said, “Technically called  ‘Covid -19 Safety Management System Certification’, an idea mooted by Rotary was carried forward by SLSI and now we are in the process of being globally accredited and sponsored by Rotary and I thank the organisation for partnering with SLSI to make Sri Lanka safe and support the national agenda for a V-shape economic recovery.”

The Governor of Rotary, Ajith Weerasinghe said, “The project was picked early in April by the Global Foundation Chairman 2020/21 K.R. Ravindran and he personally nurtured the project that was featured at the Global Rotary convention.”

 

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