Dipped Products PLC (DPL), a leading manufacturer of hand protection solutions, has achieved a remarkable milestone by securing two prestigious awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2023 (NBEA). The highly anticipated awards ceremony, organized by the National Chamber of Commerce, was held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, where distinguished guests including government officials, members of the diplomatic community, and business leaders were in attendance.
The NBEA, a renowned corporate awards competition that has been recognizing excellence in business in Sri Lanka since 2004, holds a prominent position within the local business community as a pinnacle awards scheme that acknowledges “Overall Excellence” in business practices. The NBEA continually adapts to evolving trends and has incorporated changes to emphasize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations and now encompasses seven criteria that include Strategy and Leadership, Corporate Governance, Capacity Building, Performance Management, Local and Global Market Reach, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability, and Business and Financial Results.
The evaluation process for the NBEA involves a technical and financial review panel, chaired by Sanath Fernando, Partner, Assurance, Ernst & Young, which conducts a comprehensive desk review of the applicants. The shortlisted candidates then face a panel of judges who utilize a tried and tested scorecard to determine the award winners. This distinguished panel of judges is chaired by Sunil G. Wijesinha, a highly respected figure who has held prominent positions such as the Past President of the National Chamber, former Chairman of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, and former President of the Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA). Mr. Wijesinha was also recently bestowed with ‘The Order of the Rising Sun’ by the government of Japan, further solidifying his expertise and standing in the business community.
Amidst stiff competition, Dipped Products PLC stood out and clinched two esteemed awards at the NBEA 2023. DPL emerged as the winner in the Export Sector, highlighting its outstanding performance and success in expanding its market reach internationally. Additionally, In the Extra-large category, the company received the Joint Merit Award, a testament to its exceptional achievements and contributions to the glove industry.
Dipped Products PLC has firmly established itself as a global leader in providing innovative and sustainable hand protection solutions since its inception in 1976. The company specializes in manufacturing a diverse range of High Value, Innovative, Safety Gloves for various industries, including industrial, household, sports, and medical sectors. With manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka and Thailand and marketing arms in Italy, Poland, France, and the Middle East, DPL has the capacity to customize its products to meet the specific needs of clients across 70 countries. This extensive reach, coupled with DPL’s unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainable business practices, has served as a powerful testament to the company’s achievements. These accolades at the NBEA 2023 further bolster DPL’s position as a leader in the corporate landscape of Sri Lanka and the global market.