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.
'Puritas' was present at The Enterprise Sri Lanka Jaffna exhibition which was organised by the Ministry of Finance. This exhibition was open to the public from 7th September 2019 to 10th September 2019 at Mutraweli in Jaffna. The main purpose of this year's exhibition was to create 100,000 new entrepreneurs and our colleagues from Puritas were able to educate the visitors about the latest uses of Activated Carbon and how we take part in the day today lives of people around the Island and also worldwide. Visitors could also checkout and purchase some of our finest products sold in the local market like Oxypura”, “Mr. Fresh” and “Bin Fresh”. This is one of many occasions where Haycarb was able to reach out to another remote area of Sri Lanka through our very own Subsidiary 'Puritas (Pvt) Ltd'.
Our very own local subsidiary "Puritas (Private) Limited was present at 'Construct Exhibition 2019' which was organized by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) for the 19th Consecutive year. The exhibition was held from 23rd-25th August 2019 at the BMICH. Our representatives were able to share valuable information about our business of manufacturing and marketing of Active Carbon based purification products, ranging from face-masks to odour removal products under the brands of “Oxypura”, “Mr. Fresh” and “Bin Fresh”. The visitors to the stall were given a briefing about our other Activated Carbon solutions for various applications such as water purification, air purification, decolorizing applications, deodorizing applications, etc.
First initiated as part of a visionary social enterprise aimed at providing a reliable supply of clean drinking water to communities in the North and North Central, the Puritas Sath Diyawara campaign has evolved to encompass holistic development of the communities through educational development, youth empowerment. In connection with Sath Diyawara initiative, we started distributing school packs among the school children in North and North central provinces. So far 11 schools in 11 villages have been covered with this project throughout a span of 3 years uplifting the lives of over 2,533 students thus far. Each pack contains essential supplies like stationary, exercise books sufficient for a full school year, in addition to material for school uniforms, school bags, pencil cases, and water bottles.
Puritas Sath Diyawara in the words of our Chief Executive Officer:
“We hope that our efforts will provide a further measure of support and comfort to these families, and help inspire a new generation to learn with passion, and ultimately empower and develop their communities and our nation as a whole,”
-Hayleys Chairman and Chief Executive, Mr Mohan Pandithage -
Haycarb PLC was graced with a merit award for the effort in ensuring a safer tomorrow for its workforce at the National Occupation Safety and Health Excellence Award 2018 which was organized by Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations along with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The awarding ceremony was held on the 22nd August 2019 at Nelum Pokuna Theatre.
This event was aimed at improving industrial productivity while ensuring safety and health for the Sri Lankan workforce and this occasion was graced by numerous prominent dignitaries including Sri Lankan Prime Minister.
We firmly believe that this award demonstrates our vision, dedication and commitment to maintain high standard of safety and health practices throughout all Haycarb operations.
What is Sath Diyawara?
“Sath Diyawara” is a CSR project which is being carried out by our very own subsidiary Puritas (Pvt) Ltd , which is also the key CSR initiative undertaken by the Hayleys Group which was initiated with the aim of giving hope to people by providing good quality water, enriching lives and facilitating socio-economical needs in areas affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This massive project has so far illumined the lives of 33,593 People in 19 villages over the completion of 16 projects, at a cost of LKR 64 million. Through Sath Diyawara initiative, 160,000 Liters of water is purified daily thus giving hope to over 1,162 CKD patients.
Why Sath Diyawara?
The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the most discussed and most debated topic in Sri Lanka in the recent past, which is the failure of kidneys over a period of time, without any identifiable symptoms until latter stages. The patients start feeling the discomfort only during final stages of the disease and most of the time; it is too late for the survival and their life expectancy is calculated by months. The male farmers in highly agricultural areas are main victims of CKD and their loss severely affects the country’s productivity and further such loses leave behind unsolved socioeconomic complications in the community. Currently, the disease is predominant in the North Central Province but is rapidly spreading to other areas such as North Western, Eastern and Uva Provinces.
Sath Diyawara So Far….
Puritas (Pvt) Ltd commissioned its first Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant in D10 Maithreepura, Padaviya on the 15th of August 2014 and later commissioned the opening of three more plants on the 10th of March 2015. Since then Sath Diyawara has completed 16 projects in 19 villages providing an invaluable community service with each project. Taking this great course forward, we are planning to commence 5 more projects which are to be completed within the financial year of 2019/2020 which will cater purified water to 10,000 more people.
200 packs of activated charcoal were recently donated to the FMAS (Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences) researchers by Haycarb PLC. This carbon will be utilized for a new randomized controlled trial on Activated Carbon for paracetamol poisoning which is soon to be commenced. Professor Sisira Siribaddana, Dean, FMAS received the activated charcoal for the trial from the Managing Director of Haycarb, Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan.
Many years ago Haycarb PLC pioneered the Green Charcoaling in Asia, by introducing the patented pollution free charcoaling process combined with power generation through Recogen. In 2014, taking this initiation to greater heights, we launched “Haritha Angara”, a project to convert traditional pit charcoaling into eco-friendly closed-pit charcoaling. Open pit charcoaling is prohibited by state institutions responsible for environment protection because it releases noxious gases such as CO, CH4, C2H6 and NOx. The “Haritha Angara” project involves building units which combusts such harmful gases which get released during the traditional charcoaling process.
We kicked off the project Initially by providing technical support only but later we extended it by offering interest free, long term loans to build new environmental friendly pits with combustion chambers and improve existing pits, which has been wholeheartedly accepted by our suppliers. Since then, “Haritha Angara” has grown leaps and bounds into a project which even has the acknowledgment and the backing of Coconut Development Authority (CDA) as well. The Financial Assistance given with Zero interest in this regard is Rs. 26 million. This initiation of Haycarb has had a meritorious impact on 500 families directly and 3,000 people indirectly. Haritha Angara has not only aided the communities with financial support but also plays a vital role in protecting the environment as a green initiative. Haycarb continues to pay a premium price for charcoal made using this method to ensure high quality and to promote the eco friendliness of the project. Haritha Angara also provides a common ground for both the company and the customers by helping keep a constant supply of high quality raw material, which ultimately helps Haycarb to supply high quality end products to the customers.
At present there are 200 pits in operation throughout the island and a further 10 units are planned to be installed around the country. Through this initiative, Haycarb has been able to ensure supply security and sustainability with the expected charcoal intake from the pits being a significant portion of the company’s raw material requirement.
We, at Haycarb strongly believe that through “Haritha Angara”, Haycarb can help protect the environment whilst uplifting the local supply of Charcoal thus providing additional income opportunities to the communities in rural areas, thereby encouraging empowerment and entrepreneurship in remote areas of our country.
Haycarb PLC, the globally reputed purification sector of Hayleys PLC was conferred the 2nd place of Provincial Employer Awards for Apprenticeship Development North – Western – Province at the National Vocational Training excellence Awards organized on par with the World youth Skills day. The awarding ceremony was organized by Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) in collaboration with the Skill Sector Development Programme (SSDP) together with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational & Skills Development. The Awards ceremony was held on the 17th July 2019 at the BMICH, Colombo.
Haycarb PLC was at INDO WATER 2019 Expo & Forum which was held on 17 - 19 July 2019 at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta - Indonesia. INDO WATER 2019 is the biggest Expo & Forum for the fast growing water, wastewater and recycling technology in Indonesia. This show brought together over 10,000 industry professionals and experts also over 550 exhibitors from 30 countries. Haycarb PLC took great pride in participating in this exhibition to share our knowledge and capabilities in contributing towards cleaner water, wastewater treatment and other water related applications.
Yet again, Haycarb PLC was present at American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE 2019 which was held from 10th to 12th June 2019 at Colorado Convention Center- Denver, USA. “Innovating the future of Water” was the theme for this year’s conference with new technologies and water sector innovations highlighted throughout the conference. Team Haycarb USA was exhibiting at booth no 2124 and was visited with a vast audience with whom the team was able to share knowledge and demonstrate how Haycarb products could assist to minimize challenges of water quality and provide clean water to the communities around the world.
Haycarb PLC was present at WIOA 2019 Exhibition which was held in Queensland Australia on the 05th and 06th of June 2019
Representatives from Haycarb Holdings Australia Pty LTD (HHAL) were present at the exhibition at booth no 70. The team was able to provide descriptive details regarding activated carbon and its vast range of applications to the customers and visitors who visited us at the exhibition.
The Sri Lankan multinational Haycarb PLC reported revenue of USD 123.33 Million, profit before tax of USD 7.9 Million and profit after tax of USD 6.3 Million for financial year 2018/19. The earnings per share of equity holders of the company increased to USD 0.189 for the year.
The Chairman of Haycarb PLC and its parent company Hayleys PLC, Mr. Mohan Pandithage said that Haycarb posted noteworthy results through the execution of its strategic plan in a year of significant challenges in the raw material supply chain for the activated carbon business and adverse local business environment for the environmental engineering segment.
Haycarb PLC Managing Director, Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan stated that the activated carbon business faced shortages and high cost of raw material in Thailand while the effects of shortages and high prices experienced in Sri Lanka and India up to the third quarter of the year impacted the operations negatively. The availability of raw material in Indonesia continued to be stable during the year under review contributing significantly to the results. He said that the retention of existing suppliers and broad basing the procurement network of the coconut shell charcoal supply chain in key coconut growing countries in the region, remains one of the most important initiatives of the Company in the short to the medium term. Haycarb also promoted sustainable business practices by establishing environment friendly charcoaling technology, through the Haritha Angara project in Sri Lanka and the Vertical Charcoal Kiln Project in Thailand. He added that the productivity improvement initiatives launched under the Lean Operational platform reduced costs and increased value to its loyal customers.
Mr. Kariyawasan further said, “The initiatives launched to acquire new customer accounts, access new geographies, penetrate into new market segments and enhance its value added product portfolio backed by successful new product development projects showed positive results and contributed significantly to the performance of the activated carbon business. Haycarbs’ focus on quality assurance systems is the backbone on which the company was able to provide innovative and technically superior solutions to its customers across all market & application segments.”
He noted that the environment engineering arm Puritas (Pvt.) Ltd., faced significant challenges both locally and regionally due to uncertainties in the external environment but posted satisfactory results consolidating its position as a superior provider of water and waste water purification solutions. The outlook for the environmental engineering sector remains stable with the increased awareness and growth for water and waste water purification systems in Sri Lanka and in the region. The ability to capitalize on these new opportunities has been strengthened through its strategic collaboration with Veolia Water for large scale water projects.
The sector continued to play a leading role in the CSR initiative Puritas Sath Diyawara executed by the Hayleys group of companies which currently provides 160,000 litres of safe drinking water across 19 villages in the Central and North Central Provinces of Sri Lanka that were at risk of chronic kidney disease. The company continued support to upkeep the purification plants and the expansion of the “Going Beyond” project to uplift the quality of life in the region through initiatives such as distribution of school supplies to over 2,500 school children that was successfully carried out for the 2019 academic year.
Mr. Kariyawasan stated that the company remains confident of its business model and the strategic position it holds in the coconut shell based activated carbon industry, regeneration services and the environmental engineering segment, to continue the growth trajectory of the company in an expanding global market for purification solutions backed by emphasis placed on environmental sustainability, standards and regulations globally.
Haycarb is the pioneer manufacturer of coconut shell activated carbon in any coconut producing country with manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia supported by marketing offices in the USA, UK and Australia. The company contributes net foreign exchange revenues with its value adding processes and is a leading and technologically superior manufacturer in its chosen segment.
The Board of Directors of Haycarb PLC comprises of Messrs Mohan Pandithage – Chairman, Rajitha Kariyawasan – Managing Director, Dhammika Perera, Arjun Senaratna, Sarath Ganegoda, Ms. Jeevani Abeyratne, Dr. Sarath Abayawardana, Sujeewa Rajapakse, M. S. P. Udaya Kumara, Brahman Balaratnarajah, Ms. Sharmila Ragunathan, Ali Asgar Munaver Caderbhoy, James Naylor and M. H. Jamaldeen.
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