Lanka Tiles bags Gold award for Excellence in Social Dialogue and Workplace Collaboration in 2017
January 17, 2018 – Lanka Tiles PLC clinched the exemplary Gold Award in the medium scale manufacturing industry segment at the recently concluded ‘Excellence in Social Dialogue and Workplace Collaboration Awards 2017’ held at the BMICH.
Organised by the Labour Department of Sri Lanka, the awards encourage a greater commitment into industrial labour relations aimed at developing a conducive working environment with the vision in creating a competitive edge amongst the local industries to compete in a global arena.
The selection criteria for the coveted awards included policies adopted by the organisation in support of Social Dialogue, performance based employee appraisal mechanisms, employee welfare endeavours, social responsibility endeavours, the scale and the quality of awards won by the company and its’ employees, policies that ensure workplace rights, social security, reasonable gender equity in employment along with financial performance indicators, in all of which, Lanka Tiles PLC emerged as the winner.
“With operations spanning beyond four decades, we at Lankatiles have always kept abreast with trends and changes in the market catering to fast changing consumer needs. Hand in hand, we provide staff with rewarding career opportunities and performance-based remunerations. We continuously maintain a good dialogue with employees in order to ensure their commitment and engagement to achieve our strategic objectives. We have demonstrated our dedication to comply with national and international labour standards as well as to promote the concept of decent work by creating quality employment opportunities with fair compensation. By advocating world class HR strategies to secure and develop our employees, Lanka Tiles has always set a benchmark to industry peers,” said Lanka Tiles PLC Managing Director Mahendra Jayasekera.
Commenting further on the significance of the award, he added ‘We are honoured to have bagged this award which clearly rewards our loyal staff members for their valuable support and dedication. We thank them for the integral role they have played in growing our business and hope to impart a greater contribution for the socio economic development of Sri Lanka.”
Whilst evolving in core competencies as well as advantageous skills-sets in a highly competitive landscape, Lanka Tiles PLC strongly believes in the development of the organisation’s human capital in aspects of workplace safety and hygiene, employee welfare advocating healthy industrial relations which in turn create an advantage for the organisation to build its competitiveness in the market, with world class standards in products.
Lankatiles produces a wide range of tiling concepts in a variety of colours, textures and sizes under the brand name ‘LANKATILES’. With a production capacity of 6.4 million square metres per year in a facility where design, materials and technology blend perfectly with aesthetics, the company delivers a total tile package to satisfy the requirements of designers, architects and homeowners. With exports reaching over 20 countries and all products conforming to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SLS and CE standards, Lankatiles is also committed in securing the TPM (Total Productivity Maintenance) Certificate to advocate superior quality standards in tiles, dominating the local industry whilst taking the global marketplace with growing confidence.