People

Each EFL employee is encouraged to embrace passion projects and learn more about being more conscious each day in sustainable ways. We are big proponents of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and implement them in our Global Goodness strategy. We are also big supporters of the UN’s efforts to address social and global issues, such as clean water and education through our passion projects.

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Alongside our sustainability journey, EFL seeks to engage with the surrounding communities beyond our own offices and encourage employees to participate in projects they are passionate about.

Our Community Initiatives

Learn about some of the work EFL is involved in to better our
communities and planet, and how you can help.

Global Goodness

EFL encourages employees to actively volunteer in sustainability projects and build a more consciou

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UN SDGs

At EFL, we support the SDGs globally. For the first time, our commitment to the SDGs were included as a core function in our sustainability strategy, which was demonstrated via Expolanka’s Annual Report for 2018 - 2019. The SDGs have been integrated into our sustainability strategy to align our organizational and sustainability vision with the four main goals applicable to our business practices.

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Disaster Relief

A big part of EFL’s community initiatives have included disaster relief and providing aid to those recovering from major natural disasters. In December 2018, over 45,000 people in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka were severely affected by heavy rains and flooding. EFL partnered with the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management – Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Disaster Management to identify the needs of those communities and provide emergency flood relief. We distributed dry rations to 110 families in Kilinochchi. In September 2019, after Hurricane Dorian left many parts of the Bahamas inhabitable, EFL partnered with Baer’s Furniture to collect supplies and transport them to our warehouse, where containers were used to dispatch these supplies across the island. EFL also worked with NEMA and Tropical Shipping to ensure these supplies made it to those who needed them most. In June 2021, after feeling the severe impact of COVID-19 and the X-Press Pearl incident, local fishing communities struggled both financially and in their livelihoods. To alleviate these hardships, the EFL Global team partnered with the National Fisheries Solidarity Organization (NAFSO) and Sri Vimukthi Fisher Women Organization to identify 70 families in Munnakari, a local fishing village, and delivered dry rations and supplies to help their families. In addition to providing supplies and dry rations to families in Munnakari, the EFL Global team visited the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, who have been working collectively and tirelessly with the Forces to clean up the nurdles and chemicals of the X-Press Pearl fire, to deliver supplies and safety equipment. These items assisted with expediting the clean up and offering support to the Coast Guard and all other stakeholders involved in the process.

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Health, Safety Security

EFL provides its employees with a healthy work environment and promotes occupational health, ensuring compliance with local health and safety laws, codes and regulatory requirements. Being in the business of freight forwarding and logistics, the safety of our employees is of utmost importance to us. Our risk management approach identifies hazards, assesses associated risks, and implements strategies to eliminate and reduce those hazards and risks. In addition to our nursing units located in our warehouses, we also conduct regular first aid training at the operational level. Fire and safety training is conducted in all of our offices annually. We also facilitate annual Health & Wellness Camps for all employees, which provide complete physical examinations to ensure the well being of our staff. EFL prioritizes a harassment-free, inclusive and engaging culture in the workplace. We are committed to removing harassment and discrimination from the workplace, and we conduct programs to ensure employees know and understand their rights. We also provide employees with top-tier security measures at the workplace and beyond to ensure their safety and well being while under EFL’s wing.

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