Rhino Celebrates 60 Years, Named Great Place to Work®

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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.

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

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 addressing the gathering at the event

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 team including senior management during the event at the Ekala Factory premises

“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.


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