‘Garments without Guilt’ bags international CSR award

Sri Lanka Apparel’s ‘Garments Without Guilt’ the industry’s ethical sourcing platform, bagged the leadership in CSR award at Blue Dart Express (part of DHL Group)’s annual global CSR awards night held at Mumbai’s Taj Lands’ End, recently.

The well attended event had many multi-national corporations, large Indian conglomerates and CSR focused organizations from various Countries. South Asia’s premier courier and integrated express package distribution company and part of the global DHL group, acknowledged CSR champions in India and the region by presenting the inaugural global CSR awards.

The awards recognize Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) champions across various industries and were part of the world’s first CSR day. The world CSR day and global CSR awards were in conjunction with DHL’s first Corporate Responsibility day in India and comprised of two panel discussions; CSR, ‘the way forward’ and ‘public-private partnership for a greener planet’.

The awards merit recognition to contributions made by an organization which has made a difference to the people and communities it operates in. Awards are research based and decided by an independent jury.

The ‘Garments without Guilt’ proposition positions Sri Lanka as a preferred ethical apparel sourcing destination, with core values of conscience and care. Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), the watchdog of Sri Lanka’s garment industry ensure that protecting worker rights, creating opportunities for worker education and personal growth are embodied into the culture of the apparel manufacturing companies and that doing business with integrity helps create a more equitable society.

"We are delighted to be conferred this prestigious award" said Secretary General of JAAF. "Recognition such as this amplifies our effort in doing business with integrity and showcases our track record of best practices and best governance among our workers" he revealed.

Some of the Blue Dart Global CSR Award jury included Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General and CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Professor Indira Parikh, President, and Foundation for Liberal & Management education, India’s iconic HR leader, Dr T.V Rao and Mr Harish Mehta, Chairman & MD, Onward Technologies Ltd, former chairman world HRD congress and founder member of NASSCOM.

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