DHL Express recognized among Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka for 2022

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  • Honored as “Best Multinational Corporation” in Sri Lanka 
  • Recipient of Gold Award for “Small Enterprise” category in Sri Lanka 
  • Recognized as a Great Place to Work® for eight consecutive years
  • DHL Express defends title to secure #1 Great Place to Work® in Asia for the fourth consecutive year

DHL Express Sri Lanka is one of the 50 Best Workplaces™ in Sri Lanka for 2022 by Great Place to Work®. At an awards ceremony held recently, DHL Express Sri Lanka also received accolades for Best Multinational Corporation and the Gold award for Small Enterprise Category – reiterating its strong and unique company culture. 

Additionally, DHL Express has secured the #1 Great Place to Work® title in Asia for the fourth consecutive year and celebrates its sixth time in the past seven years to top the Asia list for workplace culture. In Asia Pacific, 19 countries and territories have been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in 2022.

For eight consecutive years, DHL Express Sri Lanka has been consistently awarded the Great Place to Work® recognition, demonstrating the company’s emphasis on creating an enriching culture and working environment for employees. 

Dimithri Perera, Country Manager, DHL Express Sri Lanka said, “We are delighted to be recognized once again as a Great Place to Work® this year. The ownership of building a positive culture is driven from the top but strongly supported by all employees. We create an environment enabling our employees to thrive and excel as a winning team that knows how to work together to achieve extraordinary results. These awards represent our commitment to building a workplace where people can achieve noble goals and become the best version of themselves and the business.”

Following the pandemic, DHL Express Sri Lanka digitalized employee communication, boosting collaborative efforts between teams. The company also ensures that the employees’ safety and health remain a top priority and continues in its quest to enhance a nurturing and caring environment.

DHL Express Sri Lanka’s local rankings also reflect its parent company’s stature. As the recipient of the number one position in the Best Workplaces in Asia™ list, it emphasizes the international express service provider’s strong company culture of fairness and camaraderie, underpinned by its values of ‘Respect and Results’. 

Overall, reiterating its people strategy, and employees as key assets, DHL Express continues to invest in its people, and create a great workplace not just for a few, but for all. To date, over 370,00 employees have participated in award-winning training modules, have reached 27% female representation, and engaged employees to dedicate more than 10,000 hours towards volunteer initiatives. 

Tharaka de Silva, Head of Human Resources, DHL Express Sri Lanka adds: “Our workforce strategy has evolved since the pandemic, and I am proud of our team members for their outstanding contribution during this new age of working. People are at the center of what we do, and our ethos has always been to ensure the well-being of our employees. These sentiments were reflected in the feedback captured that resulted in our winning of several Great Place to Work® 2022 accolades.”

As a pioneer in recognizing some of the best workplaces globally for more than 30 years, the Great Place to Work Institute uses a rigorous methodology to gather and evaluate employee feedback to certify companies that have built high-trust, high-performance company cultures. The results are driven by employees’ evaluations of management, pay, benefits, growth opportunities, culture, and job satisfaction.

In Sri Lanka, the Great Place to Work® Institute is a pioneer in studying and recognizing great workplaces around the world. For three decades in over 58 countries, the institute has conducted studies to understand and recognize the best workplaces. The Sri Lankan study is based on the global model and a rigorous methodology, which has been researched, tested, and conducted in similar studies around the world – including in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.


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