- New Anthoney’s Farms Chairman/Co-Founder Emil Stanley (L) and CEO Neil Suraweera
With the view of adhering to globally recognized sustainability practices, New Anthoney’s Farms (Private) Ltd, one of the leading names in the poultry sector was awarded the prestigious Greenhouse Gas Verification Statement from Netherlands-based Control Union Certifications, verified in accordance with ISO 14064-1:2018 standards.
This makes New Anthoney’s Farms the first and only GHG (Greenhouse Gas) validated poultry producer in the country, adopting an eco-conscious mindset throughout its entire vertical supply chain. These GHG emissions are minimized by many of its initiatives such as energy saving optimization, responsible waste disposable systems, shifting to solar power consumption, reducing paper usage through automation, among others. It is also the first and only poultry producer to break away from conventional plastic or polythene materials to adopt compostable, bio-degradable packaging.
Emil Stanley, Chairman/Co-Founder of New Anthoney’s Farms, commenting on this achievement said ‘‘We take great pride in pursuing environmental-friendly industry-best practices since our inception and gaining the GHG verification is an incredible milestone not just for the company but for the country’s poultry sector overall. This reflects our ability and commitment towards minimizing greenhouse emissions and preserving our ecology for many generations to come.’’
This green certification was in recognition for the company’s commitment on advancing the haritha-ready produce of chicken. Its ‘HarithaHari’ chicken gives the natural freshness, the right taste and aroma, and the right nourishment one would expect. Its meat, enriched with essential amino acids, is produced using a 100pct all-natural process to ensure it’s safe and antibiotic-free, with intensive biosecurity measures. The animal welfare, safety and health standards comply with that of the National Chicken Council, USA.
‘‘Going green for us has always been beyond just a social responsibility, it is more of a moral obligation and requirement. This validation among the numerous other credentials we have acclaimed is a stepping-stone towards a long journey of providing the ‘right’ chicken for the wellbeing of all livelihoods,’’ added New Anthoney’s Farms CEO Neil Suraweera.
New Anthoney’s Farms is a GMP, HACCP, and ISO 22000 certified company, with local and international halal accreditations. Established in 1986, New Anthoney’s Farms has experienced tremendous growth and success over the years with a distinctive reputation for trust and quality, and this is well reflected in its strong, loyal relationships fostered among its stakeholders. The company is on an expansion drive to increase production capacity including an ambitious export-growth oriented strategy.