Sri Lanka’s leading private sector commercial bank HNB PLC, once again secured its place among the 10 Best Integrated Annual Reports at the CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2020.
Organised by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), the sixth consecutive edition of the awards ceremony was held as a hybrid event, which included a virtual component in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are honoured to once again be ranked among the 10 Best Integrated Annual Reports. The past year has been one of unprecedented volatility. While challenging, these conditions have also illustrated the value of maintaining the very highest quality of reporting and disclosures, as it enables all stakeholders to take decisions based on accurate data. By securing our transparency and accountability, we also ensure that we remain agile and responsive to an increasingly volatile operating environment,” HNB Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Dilshan Rodrigo stated.
The award represents the most recent in a long series of accolades won by HNB in the recent past. Notably, the bank was recognized as the ‘Best Managed Bank During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka’ by the prestigious Asian Banker Magazine, while the Bank’s Managing Director and CEO Jonathan Alles, was awarded the Leadership Achievement Award for having delivered the Best CEO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka.
HNB was also declared the Best Retail Bank and Best Microfinance Bank in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year at the International Finance Awards 2019, in addition to being recognized as the Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020. The bank further won the Award for the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 11th time at the Asian Banker Awards 2020, in recognition of its sustainable growth and continuous improvements in processes, products and services amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment.
With 252 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka's largest, most technologically innovative banks having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. The bank has continuously won prestigious accolades locally and internationally and is ranked number 3 on the LMD ‘Most Awarded 2019 /20 Hall of Fame Top 50 ranking.
Over the recent past, HNB is also ranked among the Top 1,000 banks globally by The Banker Magazine. Locally, HNB is amongst the ‘Business Today Top 10’ and the ‘10 Most Admired Companies’ in Sri Lanka by CIMA and ICCSL. HNB has been assigned a long-term national rating of AA+ (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.