According to the Oxford dictionary, the term “Excellence” refers to the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. Achieving Business Excellence is a far greater and a herculean task that encompasses growth not just financially, but in terms of the company’s future potential, responsibility towards internal and external stakeholders.
HVA Foods PLC was rewarded for its business excellence initiatives by being awarded a Silver in the Food and Beverage category at the 2015 Business Excellence Award Ceremony organized by The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.
The award ceremony was held at The Hilton Colombo on the 24th of November followed by a gala dinner and was graced by H.E. James Dauris, The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.
The Business Excellence Awards were judged based on 7 key criteria which are; leadership, corporate governance, capacity building, performance management, market reach, CSR & environmental sustainability and business &financial results. A distinguished panel of Judges and a Technical Evaluation Team from diverse industries evaluated the applicant companies.
HVA Foods’ brand HELADIV is a brand with a global presence in over 40 countries. The company’s passion for innovation led it to be the first tea company to introduce Iced Tea to the Sri Lankan market and since then the company keeps pushing the boundaries of tea taking the industry to new highest by introducing products such as tea infused natural isotonic drinks and personal care items.
The company is also committed to giving back to society and is a firm believer in sustainable growth. The factory and office premises resemble a forest garden and utilize solar energy by minimizing the use of artificial lighting through the positioning of the building on the solar path.