Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka Honors Best WorkpalcesTM in the Logistics & Transportation Industry

March, 16, 2023

Great Place to Work recently honored The Best WorkplacesTM in the logistics and transportation sector in Sri Lanka. The occasion marked a significant milestone for Great Place to Work which for over a decade, has been assisting businesses in creating a healthy work environment and recognizing their endeavors in fostering diversity and inclusivity.

Kshanika Ratnayaka, Director and CEO of Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka addressed the event stating, “We believe any organizations can become a great workplace and maximize their human potential, by fostering trust within the ethos of their culture” referencing the High-Trust, High-Performance Culture that is the mantra of Great Place to Work. She highlighted the importance of the logistics industry, pointing out Sri Lanka’s ambitious goal of becoming a multimodal logistics hub, providing integrated services and facilities, by developing the necessary physical, telecommunication, and information technology infrastructure between the air and seaport facilities in the country. She affirmed that employee well-being is a top priority and Great Place to Work is committed to assisting organizations in evaluating their employees' well-being and in taking the appropriate measures to initiate best practices.

Delivering the keynote address, Global Chairperson Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT)  Gayani De Alwis, emphasized, “When employees sense that they are valued members of a team, it fosters a culture of success for the company. Therefore, employers must prioritize in building an engaging and inclusive culture across the entire work environment, offering employees the necessary resources and support to perform effectively. This will ensure that employees remain engaged, motivated and productive, leading to better outcomes for the company.”

The presentation was followed by a fireside chat with representative of McLarens Group, Director/CEO in the GAC Group of Companies Dr..Ravi Edirisinghe, who shared insights on employee engagement and retention practices. He discussed McLarens Group's experience during the pandemic and their efforts to promote trust and collaboration. He highlighted steps taken by the Group to ensure fairness and security in uncertain times, as well as programs to support employee’s physical, mental, and financial well-being and emphasized the importance of listening to employees' needs and helping them achieve their goals to cultivate a motivated workforce.

Ten organizations were thereafter recognized as ‘Best Workplaces’. DHL Keells (Pvt) Ltd, McLarens Group, Advantis Express (Pvt) Ltd - Licensee of Federal Express, Hellmann MAS Supply Chain (Private) Limited, Advantis 3PL PLUS (Logiwiz Limited), Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd, Dart Global Logistics (Pvt) Ltd, Peri Logistics (Pvt) Ltd, Certis Lanka Secure Logistics (Pvt) Ltd and EFL 3PL (Pvt) Ltd were among the companies acknowledged for their exceptional accomplishments at the event. 

Great Place to Work shared insights from the study findings on employee perception in the workplace and explained the methodology used to identify the Best WorkplacesTM in the logistics & transportation industry. As such, these employers were rewarded for their efforts in cultivating a workplace culture characterized by a deep foundation of trust, effective leadership, meaningful values, and opportunities for all employees to perform and contribute, thereby making them exemplary models for others to emulate.

Great Place to Work Sri Lanka’s Head of Consulting, Kaneru Godagama, presents study insights

Fireside chat with Dr..Ravi Edirisinghe


Photo Caption :  Kshanika Ratnayaka, Director and CEO of Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka addressing the audience