Hayleys Fabric’s Manager - Sustainability and Innovation selected as a 2021 UNGC SDG Pioneer!

Continuing to set new benchmarks for sustainability, Hayleys Fabric PLC, Manager - Sustainability and Innovation, Leonie Vaas was selected as a “2021 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneer for Responsible Production”.

This unprecedented achievement by Leonie is not just a remarkable milestone in her own career, but it also marks the first occasion in which a Sri Lankan representative has been selected as a pioneer.

In her commitment to take positive action for sustainable development issues whilst promoting positive change, Leonie was selected from a highly reputed pool of candidates to be ultimately ranked amongst the top professionals, recognised for advancing sustainable development.

With this, she has now sealed her position amongst a cohort of 10 SDG pioneers employed within the UN Global Compact companies, who continue to set ambitious, scalable and impactful targets towards delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. More importantly, her selection is emblematic of her breakthrough efforts to advance these global goals, through the implementation of the UN Ten Principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

© 2021 Haleys
© 2021 Haleys

Leonie was chosen following a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, with the pioneers being selected from diverse regions of the world. The multi-stakeholder selection committee comprised of representatives from the civil society, academia, the Global Compact Board, the UN, and the previous SDG Pioneers.

The annual Leaders Summit mobilises and connects business leaders, policy makers, civil society and academia representatives, from all over the world, to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

© 2021 Haleys
© 2021 Haleys

This year’s Leaders Summit will address the converging crises of climate change, the COVID-19 global pandemic, the worsening social and economic inequality and unchecked corruption, to offer a roadmap for sustainable recovery.

Hayleys Fabric

Established in 1993, Hayleys Fabric PLC is the pioneer in textiles manufacturing in Sri Lanka. We provide end to end solutions from design to manufacturing of fabric made out of natural and synthetic fibers. Company also has the capability of in-house printing with 16-colour printing machines, fabric brushing machines and sueding machines. Hayleys PLC, our parent company, is the oldest conglomerate in Sri Lanka with interests in diverse business operations. Hayleys Fabric PLC shares are listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (symbol: MGT.N0000).

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