Dialog Recognised for Excellence in Sustainability Reporting at ACCA Awards 2023

April 2nd, 2024         Colombo


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Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's #1 connectivity provider, has been honoured with the 'General Services Category' award at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2023. This recognition underscores Dialog's unwavering commitment to sustainability and its transparency in reporting practices.

The ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards, established to celebrate excellence in sustainable business practices, highlighted Dialog Axiata's exceptional approach to sustainability reporting among a competitive field of entrants from various industries. Dialog's sustainability report, notable for its comprehensive and structured presentation, stood out for its detailed and transparent disclosure of the company's sustainability performance, earning praise for its commitment to continuous improvement.

The ACCA Judges' report highlighted Dialog's sustainability report for its clear structure and comprehensive content, underscoring significant achievements such as its well-structured format, clear basis of preparation, accessible data presentation, and summarized stakeholder engagement. It commended the demonstrated environmental progress, impactful community investment, and insightful future outlook, alongside diversity and non-discrimination policies that boast 20% female board representation. Moreover, the inclusion of a sustainability accounting standards board chart was noted for its importance.

"We are honoured by this recognition from the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards," stated Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC. "This accolade is a testament to our dedication to sustainable development and transparent communication with our stakeholders. While this recognition affirms our steadfast commitment to integrating sustainability into our core business strategy, it also underscores the importance we place on integrating sustainable practices into our operations and reporting - ensuring that we lead by example in fostering a sustainable future for all.”

This award marks a significant milestone for Dialog Axiata, further solidifying its position as a leader in sustainability reporting. In addition, Dialog was also ranked number one in the Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC) assessment of 2023 conducted by Transparency International Sri Lanka, underscoring its commitment to the core values of Uncompromising Integrity and Exceptional Performance. With Dialog being the first telecommunications service provider in South Asia to align with Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards, the Company continues to set benchmarks for transparency and sustainable practices in Sri Lanka, contributing significantly to the dialogue on corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship.