A&E Lanka, part of a leading thread solutions provider, won the ‘Best work place safety innovation award’ at the South Asian Partnership Summit & Business Awards (SAPS) hosted by the World HRD Congress and endorsed by Asian Confederation of Businesses and a bronze award at the National Occupational Safety & Health Excellence (NOSHE), held on 13th and 14th of this month.
NOSHE held once in two years is a prestigious national award considered to have a rigorous, stringent audit process and is an initiative by the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Ministry of Labour & Trade Union Relations together with the Department of Labour. Likewise SAPS recognized and awarded outstanding organizations and leaders in the region with a goal to provide a forum to establish standards of excellence for quality development and this event was attended by many senior business leaders and officials.
Priyantha Aluthwatte, A&E Lanka Managing Director said, ‘This is a significant achievement in the history of A&E Lanka having won two prestigious awards in the same month for the first time in the area occupational health and safety. We invest seriously on human talent, technology and processes and thrive in many ways to continuously and consistently innovate and improve occupational health and safety standards.’
A&E Lanka has implemented a safety software developed by in-house IT personnel. A first of its kind which was highly recognized by the whole group, the software allows hazard observation and monitor many safety related details. It is presently being upgraded to be used as a global A&E safety software. Similarly, the Safety Observation & Caching (SOC) is a six-minute process used by A&E worldwide to change the behaviors of their employees enormously towards safe working culture.
A&E is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of industrial sewing thread and is used for various apparel and non-apparel applications, including casualwear, sportswear, lingerie, sleepwear, children’s wear, infant wear, embroidery, footwear, tea bags, toys, sails, protective clothes, protective cables etc. Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 23 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. A&E owns or operates 27 manufacturing facilities and employs over 10,000 associates around the world directly or in partnership with joint