Chevron Lubricants Lanka, marketer of Caltex branded lubricants in Sri Lanka, has been actively spearheading socio-economic and cultural development projects through its community development efforts for local communities for over a decade.
The most recent project by Caltex was the donation of several school books under the Nena Guna Thilina Presidential Book Project, where hundreds of children in less privileged schools received an equal opportunity to education with access to school books which included very insightful and developmental reading material such as encyclopedias. The company invested over Rs.1 Million in aid of this cause, providing a new developmental bridge for learning and development amongst school children from less privileged communities.
This year's donation by Caltex marks the third consecutive book donation to the Presidential book project, in support of the Government's efforts to develop the knowledge and awareness of children in less privileged schools in the country.
"We feel privileged to be a part of such a remarkable knowledge enhancement programme launched by the Government, which we are confident will contribute immensely towards linguistic and intellect development in our children who represent less privileged communities. This gives us an opportunity to give back to communities who deserve this free opportunity; which can help the future of our nation as a knowledgeable intellect driven economy" commented Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC.
Corporate responsibility is embodied in the organization's values and the way it operates. The social responsibility projects carried out by Chevron is driven largely by a commitment to socio-economic development, based on research that considers the medical, social, economic and cultural dynamics shaping the future of Sri Lanka. According to the organization, community partnerships and being socially responsible are fundamental to the broader success of the business as it assists in ways that help stimulate economic growth and enable communities to prosper.