MAS Holdings, through its groundbreaking sustainability initiative ‘Ocean Plastics’, implemented in partnership with the Sri Lanka Navy, Eco Spindles and Sri Lanka Cricket, has successfully upcycled waste plastic recovered from the beaches of Sri Lanka, to produce the official jerseys to be worn by Sri Lanka’s national cricket team during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Through this alliance, MAS is contributing towards establishing a long-term solution for the pressing marine pollution issue, which threatens the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. With one-third of the island nation’s population residing along its extensive 1,340 km coastline, Sri Lanka makes a disproportionate […]
Infor Sri Lanka (formerly known as GT Nexus Services), celebrated their tenth year of operations with a gala event at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo today. Infor Sri Lanka is a joint venture between MAS Holdings and Infor (US), the world’s largest cloud-based business network and execution platform for global trade and supply chain management. Infor (US) is a global leader in business cloud software for enterprises in industry specific markets. With 17,300 employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed to overcome market-disruptions and achieve business-wide digital transformation. In 2015, Infor acquired GT Nexus […]
MAS Holdings and Sri Lanka Air Force join to launch the nation’s first ever aerial reforestation project.
Since June 2018 MAS Holdings has been experimenting on a new tool against deforestation that could change how Sri Lanka protects and grow its future forests. Seeds balls are an ancient technique for propagating plants from seeds without opening up soil with cultivation tools such as a plow. The rediscovery and modern popularization of seed balls is credited to Japanese natural farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka. MAS Holdings integrated the seed-balling project into its sustainability action plan in June 2018 with the expertise of the University of Peradeniya. Prof. D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara the Dean of the Agriculture faculty and his teams […]
Two MAS facilities became the first Sri Lankan companies to win awards at the Global Chemical Leasing Awards in Vienna this month. The awards, launched in 2010, recognize case studies and innovation in chemical leasing and promotes the application of innovative business models and inspires companies and individuals around the globe to innovate for sustainability. The 2018 award was jointly sponsored and supported by The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic […]
The dynamic team at MAS Legato was awarded the “Best Process Improvement and Innovation”at the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) Australasian Excellence Awards 2016. SSON’s annual Shared Services Excellence Awards represents achievement on the highest level for shared services operations globally and are presented at their flagship regional events. The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals in the world, with over 100,000 members.
Bodyline bagged the Gold award, at the recently concluded National HR Conference organized by IPM. This accolade was presented in recognition of its practices in focused employee relations, dynamic training / development and continuous efforts to empower its associates. Aligning itself with the core values of MAS, Bodyline has succeeded in building a workplace with mutual trust and respect and a learning culture that facilitates self and career development to its 14,000 associates.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between MAS Holdings and the University of Peradeniya recently, signalling another milestone in MAS’s strategy of working with universities and academic institutions across Sri Lanka. The discussions were initiated and the agreement facilitated by MAS Intimates Linea Clothing in Kandy, who will become the primary partner in this collaboration. The global fashion industry is evolving rapidly and this agreement is a step in the right direction to bridge the ever widening gap between apparel industry needs and academic offering. Furthermore, this collaboration will provide university students with technical capabilities, competencies and professional work experience. […]
MAS’ hallmark women’s empowerment programme – Women Go Beyond (WGB) – rewarded its exceptional female associates at the Abhimani Empowered Women of the Year Awards Ceremony 2015. The awards ceremony recognised the efforts of MAS women who have overcome great challenges in order to achieve excellence, while balancing a successful career and personal life. Winners were chosen from the female associates of the 72,000 MAS workforce and their achievements were evaluated by a panel of eminent personalities representing areas including personal development, career guidance and entrepreneurship. This year’s ceremony awarded 42 empowered women from MAS manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, […]
MAS secured the Mercantile Swimming Championships for the fifth consecutive year. The championships were held on 4th October 2015 at the Thurstan College Swimming Pool.