Dialog Tops Corporate Accountability Ratings

Colombo
Tuesday, 23rd February 2010

Dialog Telekom PLC – Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, topped the country’s corporate accountability ratings for the Year 2009, in its inaugural year of publication. Sri Lanka’s Corporate Accountability ratings were published recently in the country’s premier business publication, LMD, and are compiled by Sting Consultants – a specialist marketing and brand consulting service.

The Corporate Accountability ratings evaluate and recognise Sri Lanka’s listed companies along multiple sustainable development dimensions, including – but not limited to – their contribution to social, environmental and economic development. Dialog Telekom PLC was awarded a Platinum Rating and was also honoured with the highest ranking from amongst Sri Lanka’s listed corporate entities

Sting Consultants endorsing Dialog’s Platinum rating in its citation stated, “Dialog is a leading proponent of sustainable development in Sri Lanka. The company is a fore runner in maintaining a consistent focus on triple-bottom-line achievement, which takes into account both social and environmental impacts of business, in addition to a focus on profitability. The company employs responsible business practices in addressing the varied expectations of its stakeholders As captured in its 2008 Sustainability Report, Dialog’s business operations are steered by good governance, ethics and transparency principles in order to ensure corporate accountability and responsibility,” said Sting Consultants in support of the Platinum rating granted to Dialog.

Commenting on the company’s No. 1 ranking in corporate accountability, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Telekom PLC said, “We are deeply honoured by this recognition. We have been consistent in our commitment to delivering social and economic dividends to the communities we serve and the nation at large. Recognition of our paradigm and its implementation, as being best-in-class will no doubt encourage us to be steadfast in our quest to empower and enrich Sri Lankan lives and enterprises through the provision of connectivity. The corporate accountability rating also bears testimony to the highest levels of business ethics and transparency we have maintained across all our business practices; a dimension of the ranking the entire Dialog team can be proud of.”