Proving its passion and relentless commitment to create employee-rich experiences and great working atmosphere, Aqua Dynamics, one of the world’s most versatile action sports leader in the leisure sector, was recently ranked among 50 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka for 2022, a list compiled by the global authority and pioneer in evaluating workplace cultures, Great Place to Work Institute.
Aqua Dynamics is no stranger to the list, having been named among 40 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka last year in addition to making to the Best Workplaces in Asia under Large Category. Its workplace is consecutively assessed and recognized with the annually recurring Great Place to Work certification which speaks volumes about the company’s intention in sustaining a high-trust, high-performance culture.
Frank Ulmer, Managing Director of Aqua Dynamics (Pvt) Ltd, said ‘We are honored yet again to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in the country. This achievement is dedicated to all our employees whose resilience, commitment and loyalty goes beyond what words can describe.’
During the unprecedented Covid-19 outbreak, the company continued to tighten its policies and measures in ensuring health and safety of employees and took proactive steps in reinstating their confidence and wellbeing amidst the many uncertainties and prioritized in instilling a sense of security and comfort, paying full salaries, bonuses and benefits without any cuts.
Aqua Dynamics focuses on actively upskilling and enhancing the knowledge and skills of its employees, and strongly encourages its employees to take on risks and challenges, acknowledging them to make mistakes and grow. It pursues an open-door policy enabling any employee to raise concerns and speak up with active discussions with the Joint Workers Council to address gaps between the workforce and the management, and fosters an inclusive work environment honoring their diverse ideas and suggestions.
The strongest indicator in its annual survey conducted among employees is ‘pride’, with employees positively willing to put in extra effort to get the job done. ‘We strive to foster a stimulating, stress-free environment where every employee can pursue and reach both their professional and personal goals and we always empower them to participate and contribute in all our company-wide efforts,’ added Lalindra Fernando, General Manager.
With over 2,200 employees, Aqua Dynamics has a diverse workforce with industry best practices on equity and inclusivity and has a zero-tolerance policy in harassment and discrimination.
Established in 1988, Aqua Dynamics has evolved from a windsurfing sail manufacturer to a leader in manufacturing tens of thousands of big boat sails, windsurfing sails, paragliders, surf kites, tents annually including cutting, printing, and accessories at its state-of-the-art 30,000 sqm workspace. The company today has an average global market share of 25pct in the leisure sports sector with plans underway to expand its capacity.
Photo Caption: Seen here are a few of the employees.