Top executives of industries in Sri Lanka convened for the PROmoting Sustainable Practices on Environment and Resource optimization (PROSPER) in Sri Lanka Project last January 30 at the Hilton Colombo Residence.
Co-financed by DEG and DQS UL and implemented by the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), DQS UL and Sri Lanka NCPC, PROSPER Sri Lanka aims to raise overall awareness on the need and means to implement Resource Efficient and Clean Production (RECP) methodologies and facilitate the transfer of knowledge through a series of training and capacity building initiatives.
The skill building training courses will target SMEs from manufacturing, textile and apparel, food and agro-processing sectors. The project will also help 10 companies with direct assistance for implementation of RECP.
The event was attended by DQS UL Managing Director Dr. K. Murugan, DQS UL AVP for Sales Amit A Tiwari. ASSIST was represented by Project and Grants Management Director Sathappan Sathappan and project coordinator Kruti Shah. Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka National Cleaner Production (NCPC) team was led by Director Mr. Sena Peiris and Deputy Director Mr. Samantha Kumarasena.
DQS UL’s Dr. K. Murugan gave an insight on the companies’ profiles, while Mr. Tiwari provided an introduction to the services offered by their organization. ASSIST’s Sathappan, on the other hand, discussed the organization’s profile, then the background and objectives of the 18-month project. He also tackled the concept of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) as a sound framework for businesses to adopt.
Various sectors represented at the forum include the chemicals industry, textile and services industry. They participated in an interactive discussion conducted to solicit inputs from the company representatives on the opportunities available under the framework.
Following the CEO Forum, the project implementers will also hold roundtable discussions, train-the-trainer workshops, and pilot implementation of the training curricula. #