Zulficar Ghouse– Executive Director of Expack receiving the award for ‘Best Workplaces in Asia’ 2020
Proving its continued efforts in fostering an inclusive and welcoming culture where all employees feel empowered and appreciated, Expack Corrugated Cartons Ltd was named among Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Asia for 2020 by Great Place to Work for the second time.
The country’s premier sustainable corrugated packaging solutions provider also ranked in the Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year. Despite 2020 being an unprecedented and challenging year, the employees at Expack showed high resilience and emerged stronger together, taking ownership to directly impact and share in its success.
The company takes great pleasure in being the one and only packaging provider to win such titles in the industry. Zulficar Ghouse, Executive Director, Expack Corrugated Cartons said, ‘The consecutive title wins as being one of the Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka as well as in Asia is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our talented and diverse people.’
‘Their unfaltering energy and enthusiasm makes us who we are and we as leaders thrive to give them the best possible environment to develop their full potential and have a healthy work-life balance. We have an open-door policy and encourage everyone at Expack to walk in and discuss just about anything.’ Expack embraces diversity and inclusivity in all its aspects. Its 300-plus strong workforce is built of different religions, ethnicities, age groups and genders, all working cohesively with a shared purpose.
‘The Expack family culture is built on transparency, empathy, open communication, empowerment and constant motivation which speaks for itself being adjudged as the number one corrugated carton manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Building an inclusive culture which empowers everyone is what our leadership strives for and this has made our company a great workplace for all,’ he added.
Expack is the first corrugated carton manufacturer in the country to be awarded WRAP certification. The company is also ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 14001-2015 certified. It places sustainability at the heart of its operations, adopting various company-wide eco-friendly practices and policies and initiates well planned CSR initiatives to give back to the community. Its loyal customer portfolio includes various businesses across a multitude of industry sectors.
The autonomy, empowerment, unity, and togetherness have created great job satisfaction. Strategic intent in terms of the corporate vision, mission, and objectives are clearly communicated among the entire team. This has resulted in a great team spirit, thus winning many accolades and awards at the NCE- Exports Awards, the NCCSL-National Business Excellence Awards, The Lanka Star Awards by Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging, and a CCNI Top 10 award to name a few.
The winning ‘Team Expack’ after receiving the awards