Diesel & Motor Engineering (DIMO) bagged the Overall Runner-up award at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2018 and the winner in the ‘Retail and Trading’ category and the Runner-up in ‘Best Biodiversity Project 2018’ for DIMO chain activities and stakeholder issues using clear, easy to understand diagrams. It was also acknowledged that key elements such as sustainability performance objectives, relationship capital, natural capital, contribution to Sustainable Development Goals and environmental impacts were well articulated, while the overall concise nature of the report encouraged reading. The ACCA also lauded DIMO for its reduction in carbon footprint.
Ranjith Pandithage, the Chairman/Managing Director, DIMO, commented, “We are delighted to be honored in our attempts to process a transparent and credible annual report through the ACCA Sustainability Awards. DIMO has institutionalized responsible behavior through the implementation of management systems that incorporate the management of economic, social and environmental impacts arising from their value creation process. This felicitation is evidence to our transparency and affirms our company as a responsible corporate citizen.”
He added that the company is resolute in continuing to promote sustainable development. “From our statement of purpose to our code of ethics, we uphold our commitment to act responsibly towards our stakeholders and the environment. We will maximize the positive economic, environmental and societal impacts that we make during our business activities, whilst carefully managing negative impacts to the environment.
”DIMO’s Annual Report 2017/2018 emphasized on ‘being the change’ and playing a part in driving such change in the nation in future, while creating sustainable value that benefits everyone.