The H.E.R Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Fems, the socially responsible feminine hygiene care brand from Hemas Consumer Brands, has joined forces with Horana Plantations PLC (HPL), a subsidiary of Hayleys PLC, to conduct a series of menstrual health and hygiene training sessions at their estates. This initiative underscores both companies’ commitment to community well-being and health education.

Fems established the H.E.R Foundation in May 2023 to centralize all its corporate social responsibility efforts. The foundation’s mission is to Help, Empower, and Rise women facing challenges in various aspects of their lives. It aims to address period poverty, promote feminine hygiene, provide easy accessibility to sanitary napkins, educate, and inspire future generations of women and girls. Fems channels all its CSR initiatives through the H.E.R Foundation, underscoring its commitment to enable women to be independent and rise above.

Horana Plantations PLC, renowned as one of Sri Lanka’s premier Plantation Companies, has diversified into a broad-based agribusiness entity, specializing in the production, processing, and marketing of various crops. Managing 14 Estates covering over 6500 hectares of land, primarily cultivated with Tea and Rubber, the company has recently expanded into Oil Palm and is actively increasing its footprint on Coconut Plantation.

The ongoing training sessions, totalling 20, aim to empower and educate the workforce on menstrual health and hygiene practices. This initiative reflects the companies’ dedication to not only improving the well-being of their employees but also contributing to broader community health awareness.

Mr. Johann Rodrigo, Director and CEO of Horana Plantations PLC expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “This partnership aligns with our corporate responsibility goals, emphasizing the importance of holistic employee well-being. By providing these training sessions, we strive to create a healthier and more informed workforce.”

Sachini Gamage Welungoda, Marketing Manager of Fems stated, “At H.E.R Foundation, we believe in the power of collaboration for positive social impact. Partnering with Horana Plantations PLC to conduct menstrual health and hygiene training exemplifies our commitment to holistic employee well-being and community health. By fostering education and awareness, we aim to create a healthier, more informed workforce, contributing to a brighter future for all.

The collaborative effort between H.E.R Foundation and Horana Plantations PLC highlights the significance of private sector initiatives in fostering positive social impact. Through these training sessions, both companies are actively contributing to the women’s empowerment and health education of their workforce and the local community.

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Image 1 – Image of the women at Horana Plantations PLC after the series of menstrual health and hygiene training sessions conducted by the H.E.R Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Fems

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