LAUGFS Corporation (Rubber) Ltd (LAUGFS Rubber) clinched the Silver Award at the recently concluded National Cleaner Production Awards 2019, hosted by the National Cleaner Production Centre Sri Lanka (NCPC). The Silver award won by LAUGFS Rubber was the highest recognition bestowed in the ‘Manufacturing – Medium’ category for the rubber industry, at this year’s award ceremony.
The National Cleaner Production Awards were introduced by the NCPC to recognize and appreciate progressive enterprises that have voluntarily accepted cleaner production as a tool to increase their resource efficiency while contributing towards a cleaner environment. Held annually, these awards encourage industries to adopt resource efficient, cleaner production methods into their business operations.
“We are humbled to receive this recognition from the National Cleaner Production Centre for our efforts in incorporating environment friendly production practices at our manufacturing facility at Horana and throughout our business operations in Sri Lanka and overseas. At LAUGFS Rubber, we believe in promoting sustainable production in the most efficient way and strive to bring in energy efficient equipment, adopt innovate designs and processes for optimum resource utilization, and continuously track our performance to assess how we can enhance effectiveness and efficiency at every step of our product life cycle,” stated Mr. Thomas Antony, Chief Executive Officer, of LAUGFS Corporation (Rubber) Ltd.
With an increasing number of applicants each year, the National Cleaner Production Awards are known for their stringent and comprehensive evaluation criteria, following strict quality control procedures in evaluating the applicants. The finalists are selected through a process of desktop and on-site evaluation conducted by a qualified panel of assessors, and a learned panel of judges formalize the final decisions on the winners based on the findings of the preliminary evaluations.
At present, LAUGFS Rubber supplies tyres to customers in over 30 countries, including those in the United States and Europe. The Company boasts of a state-of-the-art, environment friendly manufacturing facility, which generates 40% of its energy requirement through solar panels. This facility uses the finest quality rubber compounds and the globally recognized Total Quality Management (TQM) processes to produce REACH compliant solid tires of international standard. With a strong commitment to “Excellence” and environmentally sound manufacturing practices, the Company has received the ISO 9001–2015 certification for quality management, ISO 50001-2011 certification for energy management and ISO 14001–2015 for environment management.
LAUGFS Holdings Limited is one of the largest diversified business conglomerates and a trusted and well-loved homegrown business in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, LAUGFS today has expanded across 20 industries in Sri Lanka and overseas, establishing a strong presence as a leader and pioneer in the power and energy, retail, industrial, services, leisure, and logistics sectors. With 4,000 employees and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 54 billion, LAUGFS continues to expand and empower millions as a trusted Sri Lankan brand.