Awards and Certification

Obtaining the highest levels of accreditation in accordance with the most stringent international standards for quality, health and safety, and environmental management systems is considered an indispensable activity within the Stassen Group, and thus our Group of Companies are the proud recipients of numerous certifications and awards which recognise our exemplary systems, products and services.

Certification

Stassen Tea

Taiki Akimoto 5S Award

Idulgashinna Bio Tea Garden wins Merit Award in 2006.

Presidential Awards

Stassen Exports wins 5 consecutive times for 'Outstanding Performance.'

Good Organising, Manufacturing & Hygienic Practices

Idulgashinna Tea Factory awarded ‘Excellence in Good Organising Practices - 3 Star Rating’, ‘Excellence in Good Manufacturing Practices’ and ‘Excellence in Good Hygienic Practices’ by Sri Lanka Tea Board in 2008.

15th Anniversary – World’s First Organic Tea Garden

Naturland congratulates Stassen Natural Foods in 2002 on the 15th Anniversary of the world’s First Organic Tea Garden Project.

Ceylon Specialty Tea for the Year – Japan, 2009 – 2010

Kirkoswald ‘Gold Winner’ for PEKOE – Dimbula region.

Specialty Tea of the Year, 2005 – 2006

Kirkoswald (Leafy Grades) - Award of Excellence.

Specialty Tea of the Year, 2002-2003

Kirkoswald (Small Leaf Grades, BOP, BOPF, Fannings) - Award of Excellence.

All-time Record Price PEK/PEK1

Kirkoswald Estate - Rs. 780/- Per kg, Western High Grown PEK/PEK1.

All-time Record Price FBOP

Kirkoswald Estate – FBOP Rs. 480/- 

All-time Record Price Dust 1

Kirkoswald Estate - All-time record price Dust 1 Rs. 305/-

Most number of Top Prices

Kirkoswald Estate, Western High Grown Category - Most number of top prices (85 top prices).

Certification

Lanka Dairies (Pvt) Limited

SLIM Advertising Awards

SLIM Advertising Awards, 1997

  • Win for Product ‘Daily’ in Outdoor Category.
  • Win for Product ‘Daily’ in Point of Sales Category.

 


Pattipola Livestock (Pvt) Ltd

Best European cow

Received award for the best European cow - Ministry of Livestock Development in 2007 

Best Large Scale Farm

New Zealand Farm in Pattipola awarded Best Large Scale Farm in Sri Lanka by Ministry of Livestock Development in 2007.


Certification

Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) Limited

Best Corporate Reporting and Accounts (ICASL)

Best Corporate Reporting and Accounts (ICASL), 1990

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) - Certificate of Compliance (Private Sector Non-Group Companies).

Superbrand Status

Awarded Superbrand Status by the Sri Lanka Superbrands Council from 2006 - 2008.

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL)

AAA (lka) National Long-Term Rating

Fitch Ratings assigned Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC (DIST) a “AAA (lka)” National Long-Term Rating in December 2012. The Outlook is Stable.

Forbes Asia ‘200 Best Under a Billion’

Ranked for the third consecutive time in 2008.

Business Today Top Ten Companies

Ranked amongst Business Today’s Top Ten Companies for 11 successive years.

‘LMD 50’ Top Ten

Ranked amongst LMD 50 Top Ten, 2007/08.

Superbrand Status

Awarded Superbrand Status by the Sri Lanka Superbrands Council in 2007.

Melsta Regal Finance Ltd

A+(lka)/Stable, Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings assigned Melsta Regal Finance Ltd a A+(lka)/Stable Rating in 2013.


Continental Insurance Lanka Limited

Strategic level training partner (ICASL)

Appointment as a strategic level training partner of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) in 2013.


Texpro

Accredited Supplier

Texpro is an accredited supplier for Marks & Spencer (UK), Next (UK), and C&A (Germany).


Certification

Lanka Bell Limited

Best Television Commercial of the Year, 2012

Wins ‘Best Television Commercial of the Year’ for the “Thambili” commercial which was part of Lanka Bells ‘Sri Lankan Values’ corporate thematic campaign at the 17th Annual Sumathi Awards.

Peoples’ Advertisement of the Year, 2012

Wins the ‘Peoples’ Advertisement of the Year’ for the “Thambili” commercial at the SLIM-Nielsen Peoples’ Awards 2012.


Splendor Media

Cannes Awards 2011 Shortlist

The HNB Shanthi Home Loans Campaign (Walking Dreams) was shortlisted under the Film Lions Category (A21 Banking, Investment & Insurance).


Aitken Spence PLC

Best Corporate Citizen of Sri Lanka and Sector Awards, 2012

Awarded by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for ‘Best Corporate Citizen of Sri Lanka’, and Sector Awards for ‘Environment’ and ‘Economic Contribution and Governance’; and a Category Award for ‘Financial Performance.’

STING Corporate Accountability Index 2012 – No. 2

Aitken Spence PLC was ranked No. 2 out of 63 leading business entities and SMEs in Sri Lanka by STING Consultants, and is the Highest Ranked Diversified Holdings Company in the Index.

Ten Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka

Ranked among the Ten Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka for the 6th consecutive year (Ceylon Chamber of Commerce).

ICASL Annual Report Awards, 2011

Aitken Spence PLC, Diversified Holdings Category – Silver Award.


Hatton National Bank PLC

The Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka, 2012

Awarded ‘The Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka’ 2012 by The Asian Banker Magazine.

The Bank of The Year 2012

Wins The Banker Magazines’ Bracken award for 'The Bank of the Year 2012' in Sri Lanka. 

Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka, 2011

Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for their performance in 2011 awarded by The Asian Banker Magazine.

Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Award, 2011 (ACCA)

Runner up (Large scale category).