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McLarens Group clinches three Great Place to Work® awards

McLarens Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates with a rich heritage spanning over seven decades, was ranked at the 9th place in Best Workplaces in Asia for 2022 in the large organizations category by the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work®. Further, the company was awarded in the categories of Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka 2022; and for the 7th consecutive time, Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka 2022; by Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka.

Whilst being a Great Place to Work® Certified employer since 2016, McLarens Group continues to foster a culture of empowerment across all its business sectors. The Group is committed to actively adapting novel corporate practices with the goal of promoting an environment of empowerment, loyalty, personal touch, passion and flexibility.   

The recognition for the ‘Best Workplaces’ is based on confidential and anonymous survey data, assessing employee experiences of trust, innovation, company values and leadership, and a submission on its people practices. Companies are also evaluated on how well they are creating a ‘For All’ workplace experience, inclusive of all employees no matter who they are and what they do. 

The survey completed by its employees showed a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of ± 5. Additionally, McLarens Group won Gold in the Medium Enterprise Category at the Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka 2022 awards ceremony.  

Commenting on the accolades, Shehara De Silva, Managing Director of McLarens Group said, “We are honored to be recognized in these three categories by Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. Over the previous years, we have been able to grow endlessly as one corporate family despite the difficulties forced by the global pandemic and new normal trends. The resilience and resistance showcased by our employees were the foundation of our Group’s success. We trust and believe that these values are firmly embedded into our culture and are the driving forces, as a Group, to achieve excellence. It is their unique contribution that makes us who we are. We as leaders understand that cultivating a great workplace culture is fundamental to the Group’s constant growth and success. It is essential that our employees feel encouraged and inspired daily.”     


About McLarens Group

Since the beginning of the voyage in 1944, McLarens Group evolved into one of the country’s largest conglomerates with its footprint across diversified industries. With maritime and logistics at the core of its operations, the group also has a strong presence in petroleum and energy, manufacturing and distribution, property and strategic investments, and leisure. In the year 1972, Hubert De Silva, father of Rohan De Silva, the Group’s Chairman at present, joined J.D McLaren & Co, expanding its business horizons. Following his father’s footsteps, Rohan De Silva stepped into the driving seat with Group Managing Director Shehara De Silva and continues to steer the company to unprecedented success. 

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work®, headquartered in the USA, is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work® also provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 100 territories across five continents, including Sri Lanka.

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