GRI Continues Community Outreach Efforts
Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) recently continued its community outreach efforts by holding two events with natural rubber farming communities in Sri Lanka, its home country.
Specifically, GRI representatives distributed cricket and volleyball equipment - plus badminton kits - to schools in the town of Monaragala during the events. School bags and stationary kits were also handed out.
The events were part of the specialty tire manufacturer's GreenX Circle initiative.
"GRI recognizes the importance of smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka and the unique challenges their communities face," says GRI CEO Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma.
"Our GreenX Circle initiative helps improve the socio-economic status of Sri Lankan rubber farmers by ensuring fair compensation for their produce and giving them the foundation to expand and innovate in rubber cultivation.
"GRI works with the community to provide solutions for their challenges as the GreenX Circle is focused on sustainability and taking on a holistic, long-term approach.
"As we keep building the foundation of the GreenX Circle in Sri Lanka, it is a privilege to be able to support the farmer community by assisting schools and students," says Prabhash Subasinghe, the company's managing director.
"These are small beginnings of a long journey to show our gratitude to the hardworking farmers who are the heart of our nation," he adds.