HNB honoured at BCCSA 2023: Ranked among Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens for 14th year

Solidifying their position as one of the nation’s leaders in sustainability, good governance and corporate excellence, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC was once again honored at the prestigious Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2023.

The bank was ranked among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens for fourteen consecutive years, a testament to its enduring commitment to excellence in a highly competitive landscape. Moreover, throughout this period the Bank was recognized for various awards under 11 other categories at the most anticipated event in the corporate calendar.

“We are profoundly honored to have Hatton National Bank (HNB) recognized among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens for 2023. This accolade is a testament not only to our unwavering commitment to service excellence but also to our resilience in facing the challenges of our times.

“At HNB, we believe in going above and beyond to support our customers, providing them with unparalleled service and innovative solutions that meet their evolving needs. Our journey towards sustainability and corporate responsibility is ongoing, and this recognition fuels our drive to continue making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We pledge to uphold our promise of delivering the best services, fostering a culture of excellence and integrity, and contributing towards a sustainable future for all. To our valued customers, partners, and employees, this achievement belongs to you. Together, we are building a stronger, more sustainable world,” Damith Pallewatte, Deputy General Manager- Wholesale Banking Group

The Bank’s dedication to sustainability was showcased through a significant Green Pledge undertaken by all of its employees, committing to not only sustainable practices but also a shift in mindset with view to a sustainable future to all. Boasting a Total Green Finance Portfolio 49.5 Bn LKR as of the 30th September 2023, the Bank has also been officially certified Carbon Neutral by the Sri Lanka Climate Fund (SLCF), implemented a Green Procurement Process, and initiated and maintains several projects across their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework.

As Sri Lanka’s largest private sector retail bank, HNB has remained unwavering in its dedication to the nation’s growth. Globally and locally recognized for its excellence, the bank was awarded the esteemed title of “Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen” for 2022 by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Other major accolades include being adjudged the “Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka” for the 13th occasion by the Asian Banker, being declared the “Best SME Bank” by Asiamoney Magazine, as well as securing a Top 5 position on Business Today’s Top 40 rankings for 2023.

HNB was ranked among Sri Lanka’s Top 10 Most Admired companies in 2022 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka. HNB was also recognized for its service excellence in trade services at the Euromoney Awards, taking home the prestigious titles of Best Market Leader in Trade Finance Services and Best Services Provider in Trade Finance Services, both globally and domestically. 

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HNB DGM – Wholesale Banking Group, Damith Pallewatte (second from left), with the Award alongside CCC Deputy Vice Chairman, Bingumal Thewarathanthri (left) and CCC Chairman, Duminda Hulangamuwa (third from left).

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