Baurs remains committed to the development of Sri Lanka.
Over its 120 years existence in Sri Lanka, Baurs has contributed to the development of rural areas and supported charity organisations. Since 2001 Baurs has been importing school furniture donated by schools in the Canton of Zurich. They are being distributed mostly in rural areas where Baurs is committed to the upliftment of facilities for the population in those areas. Also handicapped schools have been supported. Since the inception of this project over 200 forty-foot containers have been imported. The transport costs were borne by A. Baur & Co. (Private) Limited.
Apart from the school furniture, Baurs is currently allocating a considerable amount from its net profit for charity.
Our thanks go to the many schools and organizations in Switzerland who have assisted us in our project as well as to the forwarding agent who stored the furniture at his expense. We also thank the authorities in Sri Lanka who have assisted us with their goodwill.
In 2021 Baurs has committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.