Rhino, the nation’s leading provider of roofing solutions, celebrates 60 years in business this June with the added endorsement as a Great Place to Work® as voted by its employees. The company that has stood out as a good corporate citizen, was further endorsed as a value driven organization with a great work culture with the latest recognition.
Most recently lauded as the ‘Best Exporter’, in the Value-Added Minerals Sector at the Presidential Export Awards 2020/21, Rhino has cemented its standing in the country as a key contributor to the economy in the six decades it has been in business. Celebrating their 60th Anniversary this May, Rhino is a 100% Sri Lankan company that has for decades focused on providing the best quality products to the market, Rhino has strategically positioned itself to compete against global players, by creating demand for the quality roofing products they manufacture.
E. J. Gnanam, Managing Director of Rhino Roofing Products Limited, commented on the milestone and recognition, “We are proud to achieve the Great Place to Work award at a juncture where we celebrate 60 years as an upstanding corporate citizen. We celebrated the 100th birthday of our late Chairman Deshamanya A. Y. S. Gnanam this May, and I am delighted to have our own employees’ vote of confidence in our company coincide with this key milestone which reflects on the positive influence of culture and the right values inculcated in our human capital, as an equal opportunities employer,” he stated.
Rhino was presented with the Great Place to Work award in June 2022, coinciding with the 60th year celebrations. Great Place to Work® recognizes the best employers in the market they operate in, following a robust review system examining all aspects of the workplace experience for the employees. Rhino met the required global assessment standards required to be Great Place to Work-Certified™ in Sri Lanka, scoring for having a people first culture, great synergy between employer and employee, and most importantly the belief in employees that they work at a great place.
“Rhino Roofing seeks to be a role model to other local companies that believe in developing their human resource. Taking care of employees creates a sense of belongingness in them and enables a performance driven culture whilst safeguarding organizational values and the interest of both the employer and the employees. As we take our 60-year legacy beyond borders to international markets, we have set higher standards beyond industry benchmarks. We differentiate in quality which is one of our core values which along with resilience and integrity. The high degree of professionalism we display and our reputation which comes through our late Chairman has stood the test of time and will continue to guide us.” Gnanam added.
Rhino strived to take care of its employees amidst the pandemic and economic downturn resulting in a high degree of employee loyalty towards the organization which has driven organizational performance even during challenging times. Employees have, in turn, gratefully acknowledged their loyalty and gratitude towards the company by responding positively to the recent survey conducted by Great Place to Work.
Since their humble inception in 1962, Rhino Roofing Products have grown to become the premium providers of roofing solutions to the Nation. For decades, Rhino has been recognized as the noteworthy manufacturer of high-quality roofing and allied products thus contributing towards invaluable infrastructure growth in Sri Lanka.
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 provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 60 countries across five continents, including Sri Lanka. Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com or www.greatplacetoworksl.lk
Photo Caption: E. J. Gnanam, Managing Director of Rhino Roofing Products accepting the Great Place to Work® Certificate from Kaneru Godagama, Senior Relationship Manager, Great Place to Work – Sri Lanka