The distinctive people-centered culture at Ansell Lanka, part of a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human wellbeing, is now recognized with the Great Place to Work Certification™ awarded by the global authority of workplace culture.
Based on the Trust Index survey by the Great Place to Work Institute followed by a comprehensive and holistic culture brief, over 85pct of employees scored to various positive statements. This milestone goes onto prove Ansell Lanka’s passion and drive to create engaging employee experiences.
Employees at Ansell Lanka are the torchbearers of its global values namely integrity, agility, passion, teamwork, trustworthiness, creativity, involvement and excellence which are deeply rooted and embedded into its culture. Such values are actively reinstated through highly effective activities and programs, including when onboarding and transiting new employees.
Ansell Lanka believes in actively listening to its employees and always stand by them. ‘Ansell Ape’ was established to ensure and encourage employees have a voice in taking up all their concerns, with stringent policies for zero tolerance on harassment and discrimination. Very recently, Ansell Lanka also launched various themes and messages to further enhance understanding on Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) practices, namely for different thinking styles, gender diversity, generations in the workplace, race and ethnicity, persons with mobility issues, and women leadership.
Innovation, knowledge sharing, and groundbreaking thinking is a continuous routine at Ansell Lanka. Its employees have consecutively won numerous awards at Ansell’s Innovation Awards, and everyone is included in developing ideas and problem-solving solutions including embracing the Kaizen philosophy and awards for continuous improvements, waste minimization and lean discipline at the floor level.
Some of the benefits at Ansell Lanka include career growth and learning opportunities one could expect from a truly global company, production incentives, monetary rewards for spot recognitions for ideas generated, distress fund, library facilities, extracurricular sporting activities and spacious in-house gym facilities, among others. Employees can access the newly established 24/7 Medical Center inhouse with well trained nursing staff and a qualified doctor.
An Employee Day is held annually with the view of celebrating their contribution including a Family Day to rejoice with their families at our workplace every other year. Ansell Lanka engages with the local communities across the country, and has an annual Scholarship Awards program for employees’ children, who have gained University entrance and those who have been successful at the Year 5 scholarship examination. There is also a program held once every nine months to create awareness for expectant female employees.
COVID-19 is a continued health and safety priority at Ansell. Its organization wide ‘Back to Better’ program includes webinars on topics such as managing burnout, self-care when remote working, resiliency, physical and mental health tips, and posting employee mental health updates and recourses. Managers are also encouraged to have open conversations about mental health and wellbeing.