Hayleys Business Solutions becomes Lanka's first CarbonNeutral BPO
Hayleys Business Solutions International (Pvt) Limited (HBSI)
recently reinforced its commitment to sustainability and service
differentiation by being the first and only BPO Company in the country
to obtain CarbonNeutral certification.
Mohan Pandithage - Chairman and Chief
Executive of Hayleys Group (third from left) receives the
carbon neutral certificate from Subramaniam Easwaran- Co
Founder, Carbon Consulting Company. Sutheash Balasubramaniam
- Director/CEO (extreme left), Dr. Arul Sivagananathan -
Managing Director (second left) and Asiri Silva Manager - IT
and Infrastructure (extreme right) of Hayleys Business
Solutions International and Sanith de Silva Wijeyeratne -
Chief Operating Officer - Carbon Consulting Company, were
This pioneering achievement, unique in Sri Lanka's business process
outsourcing services industry, was earned after a focused effort by HBSI
to adopt practices that reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
The certificate was awarded by The CarbonNeutral Company, a
world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions.
In accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, a global standard for
carbon neutral certification, an independent assessment of the CO2
emissions produced was undertaken. The company has already implemented
several energy management initiatives in accordance with its
offset-inclusive emissions reduction programme.
“HBSI has reduced and offset its CO2 emissions to net zero in
accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. As a result, we are Sri
Lanka's first and only CarbonNeutral certified BPO Company, as verified
by an independent organisation,” Managing Director- Hayleys Business
Solutions Limited, Dr. Arul Sivagananathan stated.
The certification makes a clear and credible statement about the
action HBSI has taken on climate change and is expected to meet growing
demand for climate friendly solutions. “We are confident that this move
will go a long way in enhancing the competitiveness of our service
offering in local and international markets.
Clients of Hayleys Business Solutions International stand to benefit
immensely from the work they outsource being carbon n eutral. This
certification plays a decisive role towards branding Sri Lanka as a
sustainable outsourcing destination,” Hayleys Group Chairman Mohan