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The Advantis Group secures its seventh consecutive Gold at TAGS Awards 2023

Advantis Group, the transportation and logistics arm of Hayleys PLC, demonstrated its unwavering commitment and consistency in corporate reporting excellence by securing the prestigious Gold Award for the seventh consecutive time in the ‘Service Sector’ category at the recently concluded TAGS Awards 2023. The gala event, organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), was held on the 12th of December at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.

The TAGS Awards, formerly known as the Annual Report Awards, serves as an eminent platform dedicated to honouring and recognising excellence in Transparency, Accountability, Governance and Sustainability within corporate reporting. This esteemed event extends its commendations to leading corporates, multinationals, SMEs, and non-profit organisations committed to exemplary reporting standards.

The competition witnessed a remarkable display of excellence, with companies hailing from twenty-nine diverse industry sectors being acknowledged for their outstanding reporting standards. From finance to technology, healthcare to manufacturing, the breadth of recognised industries emphasises the TAGS Awards’ commitment to fostering and applauding exceptional reporting practices across the business landscape.

This year’s Annual Report of the Advantis Group stands as a vibrant celebration of its culture, capturing the essence of the Organisation’s distinct DNA. It pays tribute to the organisation’s most invaluable asset – its people – who are the true architects of this unique DNA. The Advantis DNA, encompassing Values, Purpose, Spirit, and Philosophy, serves as the as the cornerstone, establishing new standards of service, and positioning the Advantis Group prominently within the transportation and logistics sector in the region.

Speaking on this achievement, Mr. Ruwan Waidyaratne, the Managing Director of the Advantis Group stated, “This seventh consecutive Gold Award at the TAGS Awards is a testament to the collective dedication and excellence of the Advantis team. It reflects our unwavering commitment to setting the highest standards in the transportation and logistics industry. This achievement is not just a recognition of our success but also a celebration of our relentless pursuit of innovation, transparency, and service excellence. We take great pride in this accomplishment and see it as a milestone that motivates us to continue pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional value to our clients and stakeholders.”

Mrs. Sriyamal Gamage, Executive Director of the Advantis Group stated, “I am immensely proud of this win, which directly reflects our stringent financial discipline and corporate governance. I am also delighted to note that the 2021/22 Hayleys Advantis Annual Report was recognised and won a joint Bronze award in the Service Sector category at the prestigious annual report awards conducted by the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). These accolades inspire us to continue innovating and striving for excellence in our reporting standards, reinforcing our position as a leading and responsible corporate entity in the industry.”

Mr. Virendra Perera, Group Finance Director of Advantis Group stated, “Over the years, the Advantis Group’s commitment to robust reporting practices has been consistently acknowledged with each annual report we produce. It reinforces our reputation as a financially resilient and responsible Organisation. The collaborative efforts of the annual report team, including Group Finance, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, Group Sustainability, and other functional units, have once again allowed us to craft an award-winning report that accurately narrates the story of the Group.”

Advantis is Sri Lanka’s most diversified transportation and logistics services provider, with over six decades of experience and operations spread across Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. Backed by the blue-chip multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC, Advantis is at the forefront of the transportation and logistics industry, providing end-to-end solutions covering Integrated Logistics, International Freight Management, Marine and Energy, Projects and Engineering and Travel and Aviation.