Our brand stewardship begins with good corporate governance. The Board of Directors and the company are continuously looking for opportunities to improve governance practices and benchmark against the best in class. The Board is committed to being a leader in corporate governance. It believes that a commitment to good governance enhances shareholder value and goes beyond simply complying with legal requirements. With our stakeholders at the heart of our organisation, we are sure to adhere to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
We are a Sri Lankan company committed to adhering to the highest ethical standards whilst also conforming to local regulations. Our management team and employees are dedicated to making good decisions. Ethical behaviour is critical to building our company's reputation, as well as the relationships we have with our stakeholders.
Stakeholder engagement is a key initiative of ours and we go through a formal and structured process of identifying and prioritising our key stakeholders and obtaining feedback, the results of which are taken into account in our management decision making processes.
We have established a set of policies that guide our operations on all aspects of human resource management. This includes encouraging diversity at the time of recruitment and rewards systems that are linked to performance evaluation, which reward activation of the values that we as an organisation want to propagate.
In the area of Environment, we are committed to protection and prevention. We seek to protect the environment from pollution and waste emissions, striving to exceed regulatory compliance standards, and creating our own goals for reduced solid and hazardous waste. Using energy efficiently to reduce our energy consumption is a critical aspect of our business. We are committed to minimising energy use by tracking energy data, devising energy-reduction strategies and sharing best practices with other enterprises.
We treat our suppliers as partners, with whom we build long standing relationships. We expect our suppliers to align their values to the same high standard that we have set ourselves. Therefore, we regularly meet them and audit their operations to ensure we are able to deliver products that meet the high quality and ethical standards that our customers expect.
Enriching the communities in which we live and work is the goal of our corporate giving program. At both the local and national levels, we are governed by our corporate values, community needs and employee interests. In line with our core business focus, we invest in education in rural areas. In line with our business, we support education programmes in agriculture and the sciences.
We intend to track our performance through compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index.