The ‘Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards 2020’ organised by the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) together with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is set to unfold on 25 February at the Lotus Room, BMICH from 4:30 p.m. onwards. The awards ceremony, featuring its second edition, is considered an honest effort in raising public recognition of enterprises which are engaging in corporate health and wellness initiatives.
The event will be graced by the presence of Advisors and Members of the Judging panel, Dr. Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Visiting Professor, Tama University/CEO, Sustainable Business Laboratory, Dr. Shigeru Yamato, Head of Global Business Investment and Alliance, Open Innovation Centre, Infocom Corporation, Masatomo Itonaga, Resident Representative of JETRO Colombo, Athulla R.F. Edirisinghe, Managing Director of Strategic Management Alliance and past President of JASTECA, Dr. Rohitha Silva, Managing Director of Idac Ltd. and former Chairman of COYLE, Dhammika Fernando, President of CIPM Sri Lanka, Dr. Hasini Banneheke, MBBS, Pg.Dip Med Micro, MD (Med Parasit) Senior Lecturer, (Consultant Parasitologist), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
COYLE and JETRO have been working hand in hand with regard to uplifting the health and productivity of enterprises and many initiatives have been set up company-wise, providing necessary guidance and backing up. Major highlight was the streak of workshops carried out targeting the corporate sector primarily focusing on building a culture of corporate health and wellness. These initiatives were also instrumental in aligning companies more towards figuring out health and wellness aspects.
COYLE Chairman Aminda Rodrigo shared his thoughts on the awards ceremony: “We are into the second edition of Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards which has gained wider recognition among the corporate sector. Last year, we were able to recognise and honour enterprises which successfully engaged in health and productivity initiatives and we are on the lookout for another breed of enterprises and provide them the recognition they deserve.”
The awards ceremony is organised in line with the Health and Productivity Stock Selection Programme held in Japan by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The enterprises which performed outstandingly towards the betterment of their employees will be selected through surveys based on international standards. The winners will be announced under the categories of Extra-Large, Large, Medium and Small corporates depending on the number of employees.
The organising committee certifies that the winners will be bestowed with the necessary recognition whilst promoting them as an attractive investment option for investors who see them as worth approaching. Moreover, the winning enterprises will be endorsed as great working places for employees. The enterprises which participated in the previous edition of the award ceremony have reiterated the value of this initiative, being a major awards ceremony held in recognition of excellent efforts in uplifting corporate health and wellness.
Employee health and wellness plays a huge role in discerning the direction of a company as it directly affects the productivity and performance of the employees. It is proven over the years that proper implementation of health and wellness programs lead to alleviate work-related stress, attain job satisfaction, and improve performance and engagement among employees. This awards ceremony not only pays tribute to the winning enterprises, but also delivers a timely message to the world regarding the need to initiate more programs of this calibre.