MAS recognized for Sustainability efforts with multiple awards at Presidential Environmental Awards

It’s tough for large scale companies to implement sustainability efforts across their organisations but that has not stopped MAS Holdings from trying. Having integrated sustainability into the core of its business, MAS Holdings has demonstrated that a “Change Inside” that resonates at a personal core is probably the best way to tackle sustainability issues. This approach was recognized by the Presidential Environmental Awards this week where MAS took 7 of the top awards in both the Apparel and Textile sectors. 7 of the MAS facilities applied and was recognized for their efforts and their commitment to sustainability from having basic […]

MAS Holdings brushes up on paint partners in non-toxic journey & teams up with JAT Holdings for chemical leasing deal

Best known for being the world’s first to introduce the chemical leasing model for waste water treatment in 2015 MAS Active Linea Intimo has now signed on with JAT Holdings for a first of its kind chemical leasing deal that will see JAT teams providing a paint service instead of simply selling a product. Reaffirming its long standing commitment towards environmental sustainability and uninterrupted support for innovation MAS Active joined forces with the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC), the national co-ordinating and regulatory authority of Chemical Leasing in Sri Lanka, to forge a tri-partite agreement with JAT Holdings, Sri Lanka’s […]

Riding the Learning Curve of an incredible Summer Internship

The MAS Holdings, Dialog Axiata and HEMAS Holdings Summer Internship Programme drew to a close on 18th August 2017 at the Dialog Auditorium amidst good cheer. The eight-week programme offered interns valuable exposure to experience-based training, competency building workshops, familiarization with the three participating companies, interaction with distinguished corporate heads, industry-related projects and a CSR initiative to raise money towards the Ayati Trust Sri Lanka. The 21 interns who were selected for this highly-coveted summer internship programme were handpicked from amongst a pool of over 2,000 applicants hailing from leading local and international universities. This Summer Internship programme has attracted […]

MAS Intimates Unichela Panadura Celebrates 30 years of Excellence

On the 16th of August 2017, MAS Holdings celebrated its 30th anniversary. A USD 1.75 billion organization with over 88,000 employees and 50 facilities in 16 countries today, it all began at Unichela 30 years ago, with just 26 sewing machines and 60 employees. 1986 was a milestone year, when Mahesh Amalean met Martin Trust, the then President of MAST Industries (USA), and a partnership was sealed on a handshake, giving rise to Unichela. Soon, Mahesh was travelling to Columbus, Ohio, to persuade Victoria’s Secret to buy lingerie manufactured in Sri Lanka – a product that was unheard of in […]

A Pilgrim’s Plastic Footprint and a Pilgrimage to Clean it Up

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Every year over 2 million people make the 2,200 meter climb to the holy peak of Sri Pada and leave behind a mountain of trash. For the last several years environmental teams from MAS facilities across Sri Lanka have been making the same journey as soon as the season closes, but for a different kind of journey – to clean up this massive trail of trash. Each year these small teams collect over 500 kilos of trash on every climb. In March this year MAS began a conversation with Rhythm World to participate in a massive project at the close […]

Truly Global – MAS is now operational in the Americas

MAS Holdings took a significant step recently, as it sealed its commitment to become the first Sri Lankan Apparel Group to commence manufacturing in the United States. MAS Holdings will achieve this through the acquisition of the business operations of Acme McCrary Corporation, which is established in North Carolina. Its Western Hemisphere Organisation will operate in four locations. Existing manufacturing facilities in Asheboro, North Carolina, USA and Choloma, Honduras will be upgraded, and complemented by a brand new facility in the Caracol Industrial Park in Northern Haiti. In addition the collaboration includes a Distribution Centre, also in Asheboro. The four […]

MAS HOLDINGS COMMITS TO THE ZDHC ROADMAP FOR A NON-TOXIC FUTURE

MAS Holdings becomes the latest apparel and textile manufacturer to become a value chain affiliate of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, as it works to move the industry towards a goal of zero discharge of harmful chemicals to the environment by 2020. Becoming the first company from Sri Lanka to join the ZDHC programme is a step taken deliberately by MAS to achieve its vision for a zero toxic future for the apparel and textile industry. Headquartered in Sri Lanka with 50 manufacturing facilities placed across 15 countries, design locations in key style centers across the globe […]

MAS Excels at the Presidential Export Awards 2016

MAS won five significant awards at the recently concluded Presidential Export Awards, organized by the Export Development Board (EDB). The awards presented by President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, recognised the contribution of MAS to the Sri Lankan economy as a key exporter with the following accolades. The Highest Value Added Exporter of the Apparel Sector – 2014 – MAS Intimates The Highest Foreign Exchange Earner  of the Footwear & Leader Product Sector – 2014 – MAS Fabrics The Highest Value Added Exporter of the Footwear & Leader Product Sector – 2014 & 2015 – MAS Fabrics The Highest Contributor from the Regions […]

Prym Intimates becomes world’s first apparel accessory firm to adopt Chemical Leasing

Prym Intimates, which is a subsidiary of apparel giant MAS has just announced the successful launch of a chemical leasing model to treat its waste water. The project follows the business model innovation launched by MAS Active Linea Intimo last year who became the world’s first company to innovate the UNIDO approved model of chemical leasing in their waste water process. Following Intimo’s success, several more facilities within the MAS group have tested the concept on their own. The objective was to explore ways to reduce the overall chemical footprint and to cut down on the use of hazardous chemicals. […]

Executive Education and MAS Partner to Develop Leaders in Asia

 Darden has found a kindred spirit in new partner organization MAS Holdings. One of the world’s most recognized design-to-delivery solution providers in apparel and textile manufacturing, Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings is a community-focused organization dedicated to providing a sustainable working and living environment for its more than 82,000 employees in 48 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries. Part of MAS’ dedication to its workforce includes developing responsible, ethical leaders, which has helped lead to the partnership with Darden Executive Education. Darden Senior Director Larenda Mielke first connected with MAS Holdings after they conducted an extensive search for top executive education providers in […]