Unilever Annual Chairman's Awards - recognizing excellence

The Chairman and Management Committee of Unilever Sri Lanka recognized its employees for their performance in 2012 at the company’s Annual Chairman’s Awards on the 1st of February 2013. Organized for the third year, over 450 employees attended the event at the Balmoral Ballroom at the Kingsbury hotel.

The Chairman’s Awards seek to recognize and celebrate individuals and teams whose actions have made a big difference to the success of the business. Awards were given out in two categories, team awards, and Unsung Hero awards. The team awards recognized business initiatives and projects that have really brought significant return to the company and contributed to the growth of the business. These were awarded under the categories of brands and innovation, winning in the marketplace, continuous improvement, people and sustainability.

This year’s team award winners were:

  • Winning with Brands and Innovation: Pureit Deployment
  • Winning in the Marketplace: Perfect Store Initiative
  • Winning through Continuous Improvement: On-shoring Fair & Lovely
  • Winning with People: Horana Employee Engagement
  • Sustainability: “Gamata Saubhagya” initiative

Celebrating Unsung Heroes

The Chairman’s Awards also celebrated the contribution of individuals, through the “Unsung Hero” Awards. Individuals were recognized for their actions which have had a significant impact on the business, beyond the expectation of their job roles. This recognition is for people who have displayed exemplary standards of leadership, whose small actions have made a big difference or those who have taken initiatives to give back to the community.

The heroes that were celebrated this year were Production Executive, Janaka Sigera, Canteen Manager, Prasanna Fernando, and Senior Territory Manager, Asanka Ediriarachchige. The SAP project team received special recognition for the implementation of the new ERP system into the business.

Along with the foot tapping entertainment, the highlight of the evening was the “Beautiful U Mr. and Ms Unilever” pageant conducted by the company’s “beauty” team.

Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd.

258 M. Vincent Perera Mw

Colombo 14

Sri Lanka

+94 (0) 11 4700 800


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