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  • MIT Cargo gains momentum with CSR in Giribawa

    MIT continues to gain momentum through their driven attitude towards maintaining a leading stance in their CSR activities. Working towards the less fortunate in the community and promoting a greener environment is valued as something we hold close to our hearts. On 19th November 2016 MIT was glad to declare open a Laboratory for the students of Giribawa Gampola Maha Vidyalaya a much needed facility that was in deprivation.

    The Environment and the pollution caused by industrial operation is another area of concern. Considering the number of containers, volume (kgs) movement and with the assistance of the Central Environmental Authority a formula was derived to consider the number of plants that’s needed to be given to the environment annually. 520 plants were distributed amongst 03 schools in Giribawa in 2016 and were planted by the students who are in complete charge of taking care of the plants. This gives the young ones the opportunity to love green, to know its importance, to experience the joy in reaping its harvest and to preserve it in years to come.

    1,595 plants have been planted in Giribawa over the years and it is comforting to know that MIT has in some measure given back to the environment and helped to make a greener environment, preserving Mother Nature for future generations.

    21st January 2017 was another memorable day for the team. They visited 3 houses in Giribawa out of which one was completely built and the other two partially completed. This worthy cause was made possible by the staff members who voluntarily contributed a percentage of funds received from the Hayleys Employees Share Scheme. Staff who were not entitled too contributed generously. The family members were very happy and grateful for the support we extended and the joy brought to their faces cannot be described in words.

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  • MIT Cargo gains momentum with CSR in Giribawa

    “Help to protect every bit of green” MIT – Go Green, distributed 60 fruit plants amongst the staff members on 07th July 2017. This is one of the initiatives implemented to promote Green, whilst recompensing the pollution caused to the environment and in some measure help preserve Mother Nature for future generations. The staff too in turn cooperates with the team in their “help the green” concept and ensures that the plants are taken care of and give feedback to the team on the plant’s progress.

    The plants take home a message to the young and old alike, that it is never too late to plant…. Join us as we go green to save green!

    MIT/Panalpina handled the first shipment of “Parley”, the Project initiated by Adidas. Parley is a UN NGO that helps Adidas to collect plastics bottles from land and ocean to reuse for their production in Taiwan factory. The project was initiated in Male and will commence in Sri Lanka in the very near future.

    Plastic pollution involves the accumulation of plastic in the environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat and humans. MIT/Panalpina is glad to be able to provide logistics support to Adidas and assist in the CSR project to reduce plastic pollution and promote plastic recycling.

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  • Training Centre for the differently abled children in Giribawa – 12th September 2015

    • MIT successfully completed the CSR Project for 2015 investing in community development and preserving the environment helping a chosen the rural village “Giribawa” situated in the interior of Kurunegala District, for the 05th consecutive time.

    • An English Training Centre, computers donated to schools, distribution of books and uniforms for students were few of the projects undertaken.

    • This year MIT focused on the differently abled children who needs more than a strong hand to reach up above the odds. A training centre was built for the children to conduct training sessions on handi crafts, which will assist them to make a living.

    • The project driven by the “Go Green Team” was the other event which took place in Giribawa. 375 plants, to make the harsh out backs a greener sight.

    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
    Winston Churchill


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  • MIT GO GREEN Team - Plant Distribution

    “Save every bit of green” MIT - Go Green, distributed 75 fruit plants amongst the staff members on 25th July 2016. In addition to the annual tree distribution which takes place in Giribawa the Go Green Team initiated a plant distribution to staff, promoting staff to plant today for a greener future tomorrow.

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  • MIT Cargo contributes to lighten the hearts of the flood victims

    • The torrential rains which began 14th May continued causing landslides and floods in Sri Lanka. The death toll increased by the day and left 200 plus lives unaccounted for.

    • The aftermath of the devastation was tedious and with the group support MIT stretched out a helping hand to bring in some measure of hope to the families affected by donating dry rations and medical supplies.

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