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Lak Rakiya Harasara National Award Ceremony

Cargills FoodCity recognized for HRM practices

Cargills was awarded with an Excellence Silver award in the Service Sector for the Polonnaruwa District recently, at the Lak Rakiya Harasara National Award Ceremony, instituted to award employers who generate employment to visibly uplift the standard of living.

Sri Lanka’s largest supermarket retail chain, Cargills FoodCity created employment for the youth from the Polonnaruwa district for its newly-inaugurated outlet in the area. The recruitment was carried out with the support of Department of Manpower and Employment (DOME) with whom Cargills has been working closely since 2010 to employ locally.

Emerging the sole Winner from Polonnaruwa in the Service Sector, Cargills was stringently evaluated across Agriculture, manufacturing, Services and Self-employment sectors, by an independent panel of judges. Some of the selection criteria included the number of employment opportunities created within the district, the working environment and quality of service, career development opportunities, compliance to statutory requirements in terms of employee compensation and benefits, employee welfare and other benefits and the social responsibility of the organization. Apart from evaluating the application district wise, the outlets were visited and audited by the department officers. Cargills scored high on all these factors on account of its social stewardship. Enhancing Youth Skills is one of the key principles of the Cargills business philosophy and is demonstrated in the fact that as much as 70% of its work force is from rural Sri Lanka and 80% is below the age of 25.

The Cargills Training and Development process, initiated under the Albert A.

Page Institute of Food Business, is a non-profit venture that develops a talented workforce equipped with the necessary modern knowledge and competencies along with a proper mindset to cope up with the emerging business challenges to gain a competitive advantage both locally and overseas.

Moreover, the Cargills agribusiness model has gained global recognition for linking farmers and entrepreneurs to the market through a sustainable and inclusive value creation process, which makes the employees proud to work with an organization that nourishes the nation.


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