Speaking about the awards, Viraj Jayasooriya – Director-Operations at Atlas Axilla said, ‘It is an honour to have our diligent efforts recognized by the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), which is the statutory body in Sri Lanka tasked with assessing and promoting workplace safety. These awards are a testament to the fact that, at Atlas Axillia, our people are our most valuable asset. From the inception we have strived to create an equitable culture with a true sense that we all belong to one family. We are committed to the well-being of our people and thus, workplace safety is a major focus area. Only if the work environment is 100% healthy can we expect our people to perform at their best. We have implemented world class systems and processes to ensure the highest levels of safety on our production line and the workplace in general.’
Atlas Axillia Co. (Private) Limited is certified for OHAS 18001 H&S management systems by Indexpo Certifications Limited and has its health and safety systems routinely inspected and audited to ensure a consistently healthy and safe working environment.
Atlas Axillia Co. (Private) Limited, formerly known as Ceylon Pencil Company (Private) Limited, was founded in 1959 and has since grown to become Sri Lanka’s market leader in school stationary manufacturing. Fuelled by a passion for providing school children with essential tools for success, “Atlas” has created a strong connection with Sri Lankan consumers, being voted Sri Lanka’s most loved brand in 2017 and winning the prestigious National Quality Award in 2018.
The Special Achievement Award 2018 for most effective systematic implementation for safety at the National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards being received on behalf of Atlas Axillia Co. (Private) Limited by Viraj Jayasooriya – Director Operations and Lalani Weerarachchi – Chief Human Resource Officer from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.