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PDS Limited subsidiary in Sri Lanka Certified by Great Place to Work

Published: November 25, 2022

PDS Limited is the global fashion infrastructure company offering product  development, sourcing, manufacturing, and supply chain management catering to leading global brands  and retailers. The Company has announced the certification of its Sri Lanka- based subsidiary- Norlanka  Manufacturing (Norlanka) as a ‘Great Place to Work’ by Great Place to Work™ (GPTW), Sri Lanka. This  certification for Norlanka is a testament to the people policies and culture of the organization, making it  an ‘Employer of Choice’.  

Through its rigorous and an objective methodology, the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute helps  organisations identify, create, and sustain great workplaces through the development of a high trust  culture. Previously PDS partnered with the GPTW Institute to conduct an Employee Engagement Survey  at global level. The survey recognizing great workplaces characterized by a HIGH TRUST, HIGH  PERFORMANCE CULTURE. In this survey, GPTW covered over 2200 employees at PDS across all business  verticals in 11 countries.  

PDS achieved an overall high response rate of 86% – a score much higher than the global benchmark for  multinational organizations of the size and scale of the PDS Group. This shows that as individuals and as a  team, PDS cares about making our organization a better place that is truly driven by a People First mindset.  PDS was also recognized by employees for fostering a culture of community, clear expectations to support  business growth and our key strength lies in our relationships with our colleagues & customers. 

Further to the GPTW Trust Index survey conducted earlier this year, Norlanka- the Sri Lanka- based  subsidiary of PDS worked with this esteemed global organization to fulfil the certification commitments  for the Great Place to Work Survey. This international body provides Gold Standard certifications to  organizations globally, and with this certification Norlanka has definitively been recognized as an  “employer of choice”. Furthermore, it is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report  about their workplace experience.  

Congratulating the Norlanka team, Pallak Seth, Vice-Chairman said, “At PDS we hold ourselves to a higher  standard in everything we set out to do, and Norlanka has demonstrated this resolve with this prominent  certification. Aligned with PDS’s People First approach, the team has created a great work culture and  engaged employee base across their operations.” 

Sanjay Jain, Group CEO commented on the certification, “We congratulate our colleagues in Norlanka as  they are now a certified ‘Great Place To Work’. This recognition is for the partnership between the  management and employees as the culture of a workplace is not an isolated effort. What is heartening to  see is that the team achieved this milestone in spite the political and economic situation in Sri Lanka.”  

At PDS and across all our business verticals “PEOPLE FIRST” is one of our core values. In the last few years,  we have engaged with renowned partners such as GPTW and Deloitte to help us refine our policies,  helping us become a progressive, multicultural and nuanced organisation, rooted in trust and  transparency. 

Norlanka is one of Sri Lanka’s leading sustainable exporters of baby and kids’ wear in Sri Lanka, providing  for over 20 international fashion brands and retailers and works closely with over 35 partner factories 

across Sri Lanka. Its diverse product portfolio also consists active wear, casual wear, and athleisure. Its  global clients include Primark, Matalan, Walmart, Superdry, George and many others.  

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