Reaffirming its commitment to sustainability by ensuring the circularity of aluminium sourcing, Sri
Lanka’s largest fully integrated aluminium manufacturer and member of the Hayleys Group, Alumex,
recently rolled out a pilot project in the country to collect used aluminium beverage cans (UBCs) as
a part of its initiative to care for the environment.
The manufacturer set up large bins across key locations in largely populated districts and has laid out
plans to roll out the project across the island. The initiative encourages the disposal of aluminium
wastage in an appropriate manner that protects and benefits the environment, thereby paving the
way for cleaner land and water bodies.
“Alumex is built on key values that drive the organisation, one of which is ‘Good Citizenship. In line
with the Hayleys Lifecode, we strive not only to build a sustainable business that contributes to
national GDP but also to actively contribute to the betterment of our environment and surrounding.
“Circularity in sourcing raw materials is a subject that industries across the globe have begun to
address. With our expertise, we can re-use empty aluminium beverage cans in our manufacturing
process while ensuring that global alloy standards are adhered to and provide a low-carbon product
to the global market,” Alumex Managing Director Pramuk Dediwela said.
As the newest member of the Production and Transformation Division of the Aluminium
Stewardship Initiative, Alumex is the first Sri Lankan manufacturer to have committed to the
standards and will work with members to foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship.
Most recently, Alumex was recognised for its strong commitment to transparency and governance
at the Asia Integrated Reporting Awards. The manufacturer was honoured with the Bronze in
Integrated Report (SME) category for concisely communicating its value creation to stakeholders.
Founded in 1986, Alumex PLC is a subsidiary of Sri Lankan multinational and diversified
conglomerate, the Hayleys Group. Alumex is a fully integrated manufacturer of aluminium profiles in
Sri Lanka. Endorsed with over 35 years of industry expertise, the company develops and
manufactures aluminium extrusions for an extensive suite of applications and systems such as the
fabrication of doors, windows, shop fronts, curtain walls and other specialised commercial
applications, including globally renowned aluminium proprietary door, window and façade systems
under license. With a wide range of architectural, residential and industrial products made available
through its national and retail distribution system, Alumex provides customers with products on par
with the highest international standards. Alumex exports its pre-engineered products to the USA,
UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand.
Photo Caption: (on left) bins set up to collect waste cans, (on right) Alumex Managing Director
Pramuk Dediwela using a bin set up at Gampaha for the first time.