Elephant House, the well-loved household brand, handed over Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) to the Homagama Base Hospital on 14th May 2020 for the safety of the front-liners battling the Covid-19 pandemic by minimizing exposure to the virus. This project was an extension of the John Keells Praja Shakthi CSR initiative in Ranala – a collaboration with community empowerment between Elephant House and John Keells Foundation.
The PPE’s were handed over to Dr. Hettiarachchi – Medical Superintendent, Base Hospital Homagama by Mr. Sanjeewa Jayasundara – Head of Supply Chain Elephant House. Mrs. Nisansala Paranayapa Head of HR – John Keells Holdings Consumer Food Sector and Mr. Udaya Padmakumara Head of Research & Development Elephant House were also present. John Keells Foundation, the CSR division of the Group that is spearheading many such initiatives, has under this project collaborated with Ceylon Cold Stores (Elephant House) in identifying and donating PPE requirements to the Homagama Base Hospital.
Elephant House together with Keells Supermarkets and John Keells Foundation previously distributed over 10,500 packs of essential provisions free of charge to families in the Western Province, supporting the Government’s initiative of ensuring that Sri Lankans have access to daily essentials during these difficult times.
Ceylon Cold Stores PLC is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), Sri Lanka’s largest listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange operating over 70 companies in 7 diverse industry sectors. In 2020, John Keells Group celebrates 150 years of being in business and contributing to the Sri Lankan economy and development of the country. JKH provides employment to over 14,000 persons and has been ranked as Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Respected Entity’ for the last 14 Years by LMD Magazine. Whilst being a full member of the World Economic Forum and a Member of the UN Global Compact, JKH drives its CSR vision of “Empowering the Nation for Tomorrow” through its CSR entity, John Keells Foundation and through the social entrepreneurship initiative, ‘Plasticcycle’, which is a catalyst in scientifically reducing plastic pollution in Sri Lanka.