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Holcim Lanka educates school students on practical waste management

Schools are known to accumulate tons of waste.

Through learning proper waste management, school students have an ideal opportunity to make a significant impact on the environment and their families.

Holcim Lanka, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group and pioneer in sound environmental practices, recently shared its waste management expertise through a series of programs involving schools in the Puttalam district.

The programme targeted more than 500 school children in the area including students attending St. Andrew's College, Medananda Vidyalaya, Kalladiya Sinhala Vidyalaya, Palavi Sinhala Vidyalaya and Palavi Muslim Vidyalaya.


The initial campaign was launched recently at St. Andrew’s College.

The Holcim Lanka campaign is aligned with its policy of taking its expertise and experience in waste management through recycling operations for environmental sustainability to the grass roots to make a greater and more focused impact on society.

Waste bins were provided to the schools along with informative signboards on how to minimize waste.


Additionally posters on changing student behaviour and preventing them from throwing garbage negligibly were also widely distributed and displayed.

The company firmly believes the programme will prepare a foundation to teach youth the need for waste segregation and recycling as a vital component of environmental sustainability.

“As a socially responsible organization, Holcim Lanka continues to launch initiatives that are relevant for the development of our community.


Our latest programme with the Puttalam Schools aims to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment through proper waste Management,” said Farzana Khan – Head of Sustainable Development, Communications & External Affairs of Holcim Lanka.

“We have reached out to children as we believe enlightening them will result in the creation of a whole new generation of socially and environmentally concerned citizens,” she added.


Holcim Lanka

Holcim (Lanka) Ltd, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group is the local subsidiary to the global construction materials company, operating in more than 90 countries with 115,000 employees.


Aiming to be a respected corporate citizen, the company focuses on economic, social and environmental performance along the triple bottom line of sustainable development.


Holcim (Lanka) Ltd. today provides a range of cement products which fits for every type of application.


The Holcim Innovation and Application Centre, is supporting customers to develop tailor made solutions that meet customer projects.


The company currently operates island wide with an established network of distributors, united under the vision of ‘Building Foundations for the Future of Sri Lanka’.

Photo caption - (L-R) - Chalana Amanda, CSR Coordinator – Holcim Lanka, FR. B.K. Viraj Eranga Rodrigo, Francis Fernando, Principal – St Andrews College, Charlotte Boutboul, CSR manager of Holcim Lanka, Udara Rathnayake, Sustainable Development officer of Holcim Lanka, Susantha Saparamadu, General Manager – Promotions, MTV and Janaka Uyangoda, Bio - mass coordinator, Geocycle at the initial waste management awareness campaign

Last modified on Monday, 04 July 2016 05:16