RIOCOCO Lanka (Pvt) Limited, the globally known coconut-based growing media manufacturer based in Sri Lanka was recently honored with the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Challenge Trophy- the Best Ethical Trading Exporter in the Extra-Large Category at the Annual Export Awards-2023 organized by NCE of Sri Lanka. The achievement marked another indelible mark of RIOCOCO’s 20 years of history. The award ceremony was held for the 31st time and it was on 08th of December 2023 at Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo. A company can achieve this award only once a year by the NCE in recognition of their contribution to the environment, social responsibility, and economy, and in line with eight principles reflected in the Certificate of Ethical Trading issued by the NCE. RIOCOCO also received a Bronze Award in the Extra-Large Category, representing the Coconut and Coconut Products Sector at the same award ceremony. Being recognized at the NCE Export Awards will offer a range of benefits to RIOCOCO in their future affairs targeting both local and international markets.
“This achievement affirmed that we are the top brand not only in the world, but also in Sri Lanka. We express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have strengthened us in our journey and lifted us up in all sectors. We have previously received many awards and other forms of recognition in the United States, South Asian countries, and the business sector of Sri Lanka. With all these achievements in mind, we will take steps towards to a victorious journey with social and economic equality at the forefront.” said RIOCOCO’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shan Halamba. At a time when it was almost unimaginable to set up a soilless growing media manufacturing operation, Halamba was convinced of the country’s potential to produce high quality, uniform and consistent coconut growing media. Then he found RIOCOCO in 2004, which was a speedy success within a short period of time. It has been expanded to more than 65 countries. RIOCOCO is recognized as one of the foremost soilless coir growing media manufacturers in the region, and as the highest quality single origin coir growing medium supplier in the world.