Feb 03, 2020 (LBO) – In a major step in its continual efforts to embrace sustainable farming practices across all layers of its operations, leading Sri Lankan poultry producer Crysbro successfully completed the installation of a mega solar power generation system at its Galgamuwa Farm.
This latest development saw Crysbro install nearly 1,200 solar panels capable of generating a total solar power capacity of 400 kW.
The facility in Galgamuwa is a cutting-edge closed-house broiler farm where the supply of poultry feed, water, warmth, air and light for chicks is governed by an entirely automated system. It possesses six closed-house farm units that allow it to accommodate a total capacity of 300,000 chicks.
“We are thrilled to make such deep inroads in our journey as an environmentally conscious and sustainable farming practice industrial entity. Through our successful adoption of solar energy, which is a clean and emission-free source of electricity, we reaffirm our commitment to operating responsibly by restricting demand for fossil fuels, limiting greenhouse gas emissions and shrinking our overall carbon footprint,” said Crysbro Senior Marketing Manager Amores Sellar.
Over the decades it has been in operation, Crybro has demonstrated a firm desire to incorporate greener options within its operational model. This dedication is reflected in its annual practice of identifying and rewarding the most environmentally friendly of its 18 business units located across the island. Additionally, it is the only poultry company in Sri Lanka to have obtained ISO 140001 certification, offering an irrefutable guarantee that its production practices are environmentally safe and sustainable.
Established in 1972 with just 100 chicks and a deep desire to be a market leader in quality and innovation, Crysbro has emerged as Sri Lanka’s first and most sophisticated, fully vertically-integrated poultry producer. Its operations span grandparent and parent farms, hatcheries, broiler farms and feed mills. This thriving ‘Farm-to-Fork’ concept has formed the core of its success. In turn, it has yielded unprecedented benefit for numerous stakeholders including direct and indirect employees, outgrowers, domestic maize farmers and ultimately Sri Lankan consumers.