Like all businesses and organizations, we at Haycarb are managing every stage of the pandemic for the first time, learning and adapting as we push through in these uncertain times. Our top priority throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has been the health and safety of our employees, their families and customers, which has led us to invest in creating programs to keep the company workforce healthy by preventing employees from getting COVID-19, our programs include;
Workplace Vaccination Program
Haycarb has been on the forefront of Sri Lankan companies that have been able to vaccinate majority of its entire workforce which include those who are in the 18 to 30 years age bracket . We were able to achieve this by centrally coordinating the access to authorized Covid-19 vaccination facilities on priority basis so that employees can get vaccinated during working hours where company transport is provided to facilitate the exercise facilities.
We also take into consideration the employees who have doubts on the Covid-19 vaccines and those with medical conditions to get vaccinated by allowing them time and necessary medical advice/facilities to become more educated on the safety and the need to get vaccinated under even medically supervised special environments.
Employee Safety & Hygiene Programs
Haycarb has always prioritized the safety, health and hygiene of our employees, and as a result we implemented systems and processes to ensure maximum compliance to all health, safety regulations and COVID-19 hygiene practices in our manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia along with our marketing offices in the US, UK and Australia and at our head office at Sri Lnaka, so that our employees, suppliers and associated communities are protected against the prevailing Covid virus. Our safety efforts include;
Immunity Boosting Programs
On top of the vaccination program Haycarb management realized that we should look to improve the immunity of our employees to better combat the COVID virus, and the Immunity Boosting Program was created. In this program Haycarb provides its employees vitamins, local herbs and supplements on company expense to boost the immunity of the workforce
Haycarb understands that vaccinating the workforce provides an extra layer of protection to the employees, their family and fellow co-workers and in turn will help the community at large. As we learn more about the Corona virus and how we can protect ourselves, Haycarb will be ready to face future emerging challenges in the working environment by keeping up to date on current best practices and innovating our protective protocols and practices.
It is with immense pride that we announce the achievement of 2 national award certifications by PT. Mapalus Makawanua Charcoal Industry (MMCI) - one of our manufacturing plants in Indonesia. MMCI was awarded with the national award for “Systems, Procedures and Actions for prevention of COVID -19 and the national award for “Zero Accidents for year 2020”. These awards no doubt highlight the efforts and the hard work we put in to maintain a healthy and a safe work environment for our employees. We are certain that our team in Indonesia will strive further and achieve more success this in 2021 as well.
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It is with great pride we announce the recognition we have achieved at CNCI Achiever’s awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence which was held at the Grand Ballroom of hotel Galadari Colombo, on the 26th of March 2021. Haycarb PLC was graced with two awards at the ceremony with Merit Award in the National level manufacturing sector – Extra-large category along with Top ten award. We are both honored and proud of this recognition and would like to ensure that we will continue to do our good work in the Activated Carbon industry.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Haycarb PLC was presented the silver award in the extra-large category of Coconut and Coconut products sector at the 28th annual NCE export awards 2020. We believe this to be yet another recognition that we have gained for our exceptional export performance that we managed to showcase even during the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our team for their relentless efforts to keep our production cycle uninterrupted and we salute our loyal customers for the trust placed in us.
We at Haycarb have always prioritized the safety and the well-being of our work force. This trait was recently highlighted again when Haycarb became the 1st Subsidiary of Hayleys PLC to win the Certificate of conformity, offered by Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) for maintaining excellent COVID-19 safety management systems in accordance with the requirements of SLS 1672: 2020 COVID - 19 Safety Management System. In an era where a global pandemic as deadly as COVID-19 has dampened most economic activities around the world, Haycarb continues to keep our promises to our valued customers by keeping an undisturbed flow of supply, making sure the industries which rely on our products are kept alive. The commitment from our global work force in this regard has been absolutely inspiring and commendable. Haycarb has taken all necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of our invaluable employees who have given their absolute best to the company in these trying times. This certificate is proof of how concerned Haycarb is about the safety measures practiced in our facilities and we are very pleased and proud of this achievement which motivates us to continue our business and keep fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our very own subsidiary Puritas, donated 5000 units of Oxypura Care Masks to the Sri Lankan Army in the fight against COVID-19. The masks were donated to Lt. General Shavendra Silva - The commander of Sri Lankan Army. This was the 5th donation done by us and so far 14,000 Oxypura masks have been donated to support our troops.' Eashan Samarasinghe Executive (Logistics) Puritas (Pvt) Ltd, Channa Wijethunga, Manger (Activated Carbon products), Puritas (Pvt) Ltd, Manura Wickramasinghe, Deputy General Manager, Puritas (Pvt) Ltd were at the venue with the army chief.
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World Coconut day – 2020 was commemorated on the 02nd of September 2020 at the Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila. Hon. Minister of Plantation Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and Hon. State Minister of Coconut, Kithul, Palmyrah and Rubber Cultivation Promotion and related Industrial Product Manufacturing and Export Diversification Arundika Fernando, graced the event with their participation. We are proud to report that Haycarb PLC won the 1st place as the Best Export Income Earner in Shell Products for the year 2019 at this event. We consider it a great honor and a privilege to be awarded with this title and we thank our management and the workforce for their hard work and commitment without whose dedication, these accomplishments would not be possible.
Hon. State Minister Arundika Fernando handing over the 1st place award to Mr Rajitha Kariyawasan (Managing Director - Haycarb PLC). Mr. B. Balaratnarajah (Director Manufacturing and Engineering - Haycarb PLC) and Mrs M.J.A.S. Abeyratne (Director Finance and IT - Haycarb PLC) are also in the picture.
Haycarb PLC, together with our subsidiary Puritas (PVT) Ltd, continues to support the Sri Lankan government in the battle against the global pandemic COVID-19. 3,000 face masks of Oxypura Care brand equipped with a carbon filter along with a TDK 20 filter material, were donated to the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka on April 17th, 2020. We expect these would provide personal protection to the brave men and women of the Health sector who are in the front lines, battling to save our nation from the Pandemic. We believe that, together we can rise up to make Sri Lanka COVID-19 free, and Haycarb will continue to support the Health Authorities and Armed Forces/Police to safeguard our people and the nation.
Dr Anil Jasinghe - Director-General of Health Services in Sri Lanka, receiving the donation from Mr Channa Wijethunga of Puritas (PVT) Ltd.
Also in the picture: Dr. T.B Ananda Jayalal - Deputy Director General – Dental Services, Mr Manura Wickramasinghe - Puritas (PVT) Ltd and Mr Eshan Asker Puritas (PVT) Ltd.
We, the Haycarb family together with Dipped Products and Eco Solutions teams showed great initiation in doing our part even in a small way during these trying times, to help the Sri Lankan government fight the pandemic terror- COVID-19. This is how we salute and show our respect to the Armed Forces, The Police, the dedicated medical staff, providers of all essential services and all of others who are braving their lives to free the nation from this fierce pandemic.
“We continue to service our customers at best under trying circumstances, ensuring our utmost responsibility to the safety of our employees and care and compliance to the society/governments that we operate in globally”.
Haycarb always believes in uplifting education among school children all over the world. Keeping this value in mind, Our colleagues at PT Mapalus Makawanua Charcoal Industry – Indonesia , conducted a CSR project to distribute school essentials among elementary and junior high school students in Thanjung Merah & Sagarath,. The project was conducted on 10th and 11th of February 2020 covering 211 students from 6 schools. Bitung city mayor Mr. Maximillion J Lomban also took part in this endeavor who expressed his deepest appreciation to PT. Mapalus Makawanua CI for their concern on world education. All of us at Haycarb take pride in hosting this event which further expands Haycarb’s sustainability practices beyond the shores of Sri Lanka. Pictured below is how the children shared a smile with our colleagues during the project.
To better serve our customers and to provide a wider framework for our quality practices, we have decided to make some amendments to our quality policy. The new policy will be in effect from the 1st of February 2020. We hope to continue our valued relationships with all our vendors and customers according to the new policy.
Haycarb PLC won 4 awards at the National Business Excellence awards 2019 which was held on December 13th in Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Colombo. This ceremony was organized by National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) with a view to recognize business enterprises, which have demonstrated excellence in business, whilst contributing to the economic progress of the country. Our achievements at the ceremony were:
Some stills from the ceremony:
Sure we were profitable throughout the past few years! But the greatest satisfaction to all of us at Haycarb is how we use our profits for the betterment of our community at large!!. We at Haycarb believe that the results of community service are always beyond calculations. Giving life to our beliefs, we conducted the “Sath Diyawara –Going beyond” project for the 4th consecutive year, distributing academic essentials sufficient for the academic year of 2020 to students from two selected areas.
On the 29th of November 2019 our team was at D10, Maithree Vidyalaya, Padaviya where we distributed school packs to 217 students in total from grade 1 to 11. On the 30th of November 2019 we conducted the project at Ananthapuram GTMS covering 134 students ranging from grade 1 to 11 again. With the completion of this year’s project we have so far been able to support the education of 2674 students in 11 schools across 4 districts. Haycarb humbly take pride in the endeavor which is not just another community service but an attempt to uplift the next generation of our country.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
We marked our presence at Aquatech Amsterdam 2019 as well!. The exhibition was held from 05th to 08th November 2019 in Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our carbon experts of ECPL were at booth no 01.526 where they were able to interact with many visitors who showed interest in buying high quality activated carbon for various water applications.
Yet again our colleagues at Eurocarb were a massive standout at FILTECH 2019!!! This year, the exhibition was held from 22nd - 24th October in Cologne - Germany. Our expert team set up at booth no F7/Hall 11.1. This years exhibition was a resounding success which featured 200 technical papers, a Plenary Lecture and several Keynote Lectures presented by leading experts!
‘Puritas’ together with Oxypura and Aspiration Bangladesh parctipated for the 3rd “Water Bangladesh International Expo 2019” which was organized by CEMS-Global USA in Association with CEMS Bangladesh. The exhibition was held on 17 - 19 October, 2019 from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm local time and our team was available to visit at Stall C-48. This is the Bangladesh’s premier International Exhibition on Water and Wastewater Technologies and Solutions
So much of our business model depends on our reliable supplier base! So we decided to felicitate them to show our appreciation!!
‘Charcoal Supplier’s Award Ceremony - 2019’ was held on the 27th September 2019 at hotel Avenra Gangaara in Wennappuwa with the participation of over 100 of our charcoal suppliers from all around the country. Several members from the Senior Management of Haycarb PLC were also present at the event and the Managing Director – Mr Rajitha Kariyawasan was the chief guest of the night. The night was especially organized to value our suppliers and several tokens of appreciations were distributed among them as a gesture of goodwill to strengthen the mutual relationship in the years to come. An all complete Gala Buffet was arranged for the attendees and live music was provided by the band ‘Summer Breeze’ to add more glamour to the night. All of us at Haycarb firmly believe that the suppliers are equally important to us just as our customers and keeping them satisfied is one of our top priorities!
Some stills from the evening:
Another Feather in our cap!
We are proud to announce that Haycarb PLC won the Silver award in Coconut and Coconut based products sector – Extra Large category, at the NCE exports awards 2019. The ceremony was organized by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka and it was held on the 20th of September 2019 at Shangri-La, Colombo. This year’s award ceremony was based on the theme ‘Strengthening good governance for sustainability’ emphasizing the importance of both good governance and sustainability. The selection of award winners was carried out by an independent professional panel of judges competent in various aspects of exports.
This award can be highlighted as an astounding acknowledgment of the quality of the work we do at Haycarb and genuinely an outcome of good old fashioned team work. It is especially about every single one of our employees behind this achievement, and we believe it is their competency which allows us to obtain all these recognitions.
Haycarb ‘Suhada Hamuwa 2019’ – The annual get-together of Haycarb PLC was held on the 21st September 2019 at Avenra Gangaara Hotel in Wennappuwa. Employees and their families from every subsidiary of Haycarb attended this occasion, resulting the total attendance to go over 1250. Chairman and CEO of Hayleys PLC, Mr.Mohan Pandithage graced the event as the Chief Guest for the night and the Managing Director of Haycarb PLC Mr.Rajitha Kariyawasan greeted the attendees with a warm welcome speech.
It was indeed an enjoyable evening filled with gifts, snack items, play areas and special games for kids, spot competitions and a raffle draw which gave away valuable gifts to the winners. The Grand Finale of ‘Haycarb Superstar Season 02’ was also held at the event, crowning Mr. Nirodha Wimalasuriya of Puritas Pvt Ltd as the champion singer from the rest of the participants. Long service awards - a notable appreciation given to those who have completed 15,25 or 35 years of service at Haycarb, were awarded to 20 employees who had achieved this special milestone in their career at our company.
The evening was filled with good company, great conversations, superb food and toe tapping music which everyone thoroughly seemed to enjoy. It was a remarkable and a memorable night for every employee and family member in the Haycarb Family and everyone bid adieu to the night looking forward to the next year’s event with even more glory. A few stills from the night are posted below.
We proudly announce the winning of overall award for the “Best Innovative Export Product of the Year” for our activated carbon product line for super capacitors, at the prestigious Presidential Export Awards organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. The awarding ceremony was held for the 23rd time this year on Thursday, September 19 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The Presidential Export Awards is the highest form of acknowledgment given to any exporter for their contribution and commitment towards improving foreign exchange of the country. While this award reflects our core values of technical excellence, customer centricity, innovation and sustainable business practices, we will continue to improve our products with investments in R&D and , manufacturing technology to ensure our global position in super capacitor carbon market.
Hayleys Co-Chairman Mr Dhammika Perera receiving the award from His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena. Product Innovation Team Leader , Director R&D and Techincal of Haycarb PLC, Mr Udaya Kumara is also in the picture.
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