Nestlé awarded for contribution to coconut industry | Sunday Observer

Nestlé awarded for contribution to coconut industry

State Minister of Plantations, Arundhika Fernando and Minister of Plantations, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana present the award to Nestlé’s Managing Director Fabrice Cavallin. Chairman of the Coconut Development Authority, the Coconut Cultivation Board and the Coconut Research Institute, Jayantha Wickramasinghe looks on.
State Minister of Plantations, Arundhika Fernando and Minister of Plantations, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana present the award to Nestlé’s Managing Director Fabrice Cavallin. Chairman of the Coconut Development Authority, the Coconut Cultivation Board and the Coconut Research Institute, Jayantha Wickramasinghe looks on.

The Sri Lankan coconut authorities awarded Nestlé at an event on World Coconut Day, in recognition of its high foreign exchange contribution as one of the world’s largest exporters of coconut milk powder, and the strategic planning support extended to the Government to help promote the Sri Lankan coconut industry.

The award was presented by the State Minister of Plantations, Arundhika Fernando and Minister of Plantations, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana.

Nestlé’s Managing Director Fabrice Cavallin said, “We’re proud to be consistently recognised for the positive impact we make for everyone across our business.

As a Good food, Good life company, we want our products to not simply be good for our consumers but also good for our community.

With almost 800 employees, we have been locally manufacturing over 90% of our products since 1984, at our state-of-the art multi-production factory in Kurunegala.

This, together with our strong exports business, has enabled us to contribute significantly to Sri Lanka’s economy.

We remain committed to continuing to do good in Sri Lanka, as we have for the last 114 years.” 

Nestlé also supports more than 9,000 coconut farming families through its business.

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