Lion Brewery Commended at the Presidential Environment Awards

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In recognition of its environmental stewardship, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC was recognized at the Presidential Environment Awards 2024 with a Silver Award in the Food and Beverage category.

(L-R): Nishal Dayarathna – VP – Electrical Engineering, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, Eshantha Salgado – Chief Sustainability Officer, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC,  Dinusha Wanigasinghe – VP – Environment Health and Safety, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, Thusith Gunawarnasuriya – Chief Supply Chain Officer, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, Chandana Gunasekara – VP -Mechanical Engineering, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, Jehan Goonaratne – Chief Financial Officer, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, and Charuni Wijesinghe – AVP – Sustainability, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC.

Lion Brewery operations are governed through an Integrated Management System, built on the global ISO standards platform comprising, ISO 22000:2018, (Food Safety) ISO 14001:2015 (Environment), ISO45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety) and ISO 27001: 2013 (Information Security). Lion has also recently been recommended for certification for ISO 50001:2018 which is the energy management system and one of the materialities for the brewery under its ESG framework.

The Brewery has as a practice invested in energy and water efficient equipment since its inception and has worked with leading Global Equipment providers such as Krones, Union and Global Water. Combining technical superiority with planning and operational excellence, Lion has been able to drive year on year efficiency improvements in its utilization of Electricity, Furnace Fuel and Water.

Lion has also carried out several waste to value initiatives. These include utilization of its fermentation generated surplus CO2 to replace industrial CO2 and repurposing of used filter aid material as a replacement for quarry dust in the manufacture of interlocking cement bricks. There are also several projects currently running with the Sri Lanka Institutes of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology on value creation from waste.

In addition, Lion has also initiated programs which have focused on facilitating waste segregation, clean up, reuse and also upcycling.

Recognition at the Presidential Environment Awards is an important milestone in the organization’s ESG journey, as it strives to further strengthen its sustainability within a sustainable future.


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