clock December 24,2023

Omega Line recognized for its economic contribution at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards

Omega Line Ltd, a prominent apparel exporter in Sri Lanka affiliated with the Italy-based Calzedonia Group (now known as Oniverse), recently clinched the esteemed 'Category Award Winner – Economic Contribution' accolade at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Specializing in corsetry and beachwear, Omega Line currently boasts an annual production and export volume exceeding 100 30 million garments, sustaining a diverse and vibrant workforce of over 4,500 individuals, with a significant majority of over 90 percent being women, while also fostering opportunities for youth inclusion and development. The company is steadfastly advancing its domestic fabric manufacturing capacities through collaborations with local suppliers, aiming for a more resilient and adaptable supply chain.

Felix Fernando, the CEO and Managing Director at Omega Line, remarked, "This recognition underscores the relentless dedication of our talented workforce, whose efforts have propelled us forward. Our commitment to innovation and impactful solutions has significantly contributed to the local economy."

Omega Line Ltd is a part of the Omega Group, a major player in the sector, employing over 15,500 individuals in Sri Lanka and exporting nearly 200 million garments last year. Despite prevailing economic challenges, Omega Group’s turnover exceeded USD 600 million last year, with investments totaling over USD 350 million across its four legal entities in the country.

Marking its 25th year, Omega Line, and its parent company, Calzedonia, have thrived on the success of Sri Lanka, expanding from fewer than 300 sales outlets in 1999 to over 5,500 outlets across 55 countries presently. Omega's remarkable growth trajectory has garnered global recognition, significantly impacting the intimate apparel market's development.

Omega Line exemplifies unwavering commitment to social responsibility, serving as a beacon of corporate citizenship in Sri Lanka. Through diverse initiatives, the company actively supports local entrepreneurs, fosters infrastructure development, and invests in learning and development programs.

Prioritizing employee development, Omega Line goes beyond imparting technical skills to encompass essential life skills like financial management, communication, and personal grooming. This fosters an empowering culture while driving organizational growth. Effective communication strategies and streamlined policies enhance engagement, fueling innovation and fostering a positive work environment. Additionally, Omega Line invests significantly in employee well-being, offering various benefits such as cash advances, housing loans, and medical care.

Renowned for technological innovation, Omega Line has embarked on a comprehensive digital transformation journey, enhancing operational efficiency through rigorous research and development. The company aims to leverage IoT and AI to explore new opportunities and streamline processes further.

In its pursuit of sustainability, Omega Line is committed to reducing carbon emissions. The company's factory is powered by solar energy, with LED lighting replacing conventional fixtures. Moreover, Omega Line has invested USD 1.85 million in a photovoltaic plant generating approximately 2300 kW of power.

Through its expansive operations, the Omega Group has emerged as a significant contributor to Sri Lanka's apparel sector, driving regional economic growth and bolstering the nation's export industry. Omega Line's endeavors underscore the interdependence between corporate success and societal progress, reaffirming its pivotal role in shaping Sri Lanka's economic future.

Apart from being chosen for the exclusive list of "The 15 Best Workplaces in the Manufacturing and Production Industry in Sri Lanka," 2024 was a significant year for the company. Omega Line was also awarded as an Outstanding Export Enterprise in the Merchandise Category at the BOI 45th Anniversary Awards.

Photo Caption:

1.     Rashmi Fernando, Manager - Production Planning receiving the award. Also seen here are Jiveeka Maduradinghe - Asst Manager Finance, Damien Liyanage - Asst GM Production, and Sampath Weerakoon - Asst GM HR

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