Tokyo Cement was incorporated in 1982 by the late Deshamanya A. Y. S. Gnanam with Mitsui Mining Company in Japan. The company kept operating even in difficult times during the conflict to become indisputably the leading company in the cement industry in Sri Lanka.
Tokyo Cement contributes to the economic development and employment generation with its high quality production in Sri Lanka, especially in Eastern Province. By using biomass power plant and only renewable biomass energy sources as fuel for production process, Tokyo Cement has promoted sustainable development and green power in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Tokyo Cement is a pioneer in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Their activities are wide-ranging which include projects such as AYS Gnanam Construction Training Academy, Tokyo Cement All Island Schools’ Quiz, Murali’s Unity through Cricket, Mid Day Meals as School Nutrition Program, Post Tsunami Relief, Empowering Farming Communities, Mangrove Reforestation, and Corals Rehabilitation. Some of them are conducted jointly with the Sri Lankan Government and NGOs.
The Commendation from Ambassador of Japan is awarded to Tokyo Cement to commemorate notable contributions in enhancing the Sri Lankan economic development by joint business partnership between Japan and Sri Lanka. Tokyo Cement’s business performance, its unique environment of measures and CSR activities present good practices in solving the structural issues in Sri Lanka. The ceremony to confer the certification of commendation from Ambassador of Japan was held on April 28, 2014 at the Ambassador’s residence.