We do not believe people are cogs in a machine. They are all individuals, with unique personalities, circumstances, hopes and dreams. Over the last 140 years, we have prided ourselves on the ability to balance the needs of the individual with the competitive nature of our businesses. The stories below are by no means unique, and represent just a taste of our company culture.
Balage Porolis de Silva, our founder, believed in the value of philanthropy and the importance of appreciating success through the elevation of others. 10% of the group's profits are put into a fund that is used to benefit people at all levels. We have recently made a conscious decision to participate in the social enterprise and the impact investment space, to try and better use market mechanisms for social good. Over time, we plan to integrate these efforts more tightly with our subsidiaries.