Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean, Chairman MAS Holdings presented the 1st place award to the students of Pallekanugala Maha Vidyalaya for their winning project on Student Personality Development. The project was a systematic and effective approach to develop the personalities of students by understanding the problems at hand and developing solutions to overcome them.
Commenting on the honor His Excellency Michel Lummaux, Ambassador of France stated, “For the first time in Sri Lankan history we see a training dedicated for the students in sustainable development. In the future, employment related to sustainability will be more valuable compared to the rest”
His Excellency Tore Hattrem, Ambassador of Norway provided us with some insight to the worlds contribution to sustainability by stating, “The fact that the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Al Gore, former vice-president of the US, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a dramatic statement about the need to tackle climate change and underlines the gravity of the situation facing our planet.”
Mr Joel Bacha, ESD project coordinator of UNESCO Asia pacific regional office Bangkok stated in his key note address, “Today we experienced what the youth of Sri Lanka have done to demonstrate the sustainable change needed in the world and their impeccable contribution towards learning it. You have to be the change you want to see in the world and these students have certainly shown us that”
Mr. Ravi Fernando, Director, Corporate Branding and Strategic Sustainability, MAS Holdings added, “We are born to this world to ensure that we protect our mother earth. This programme has set a benchmark in teaching sustainability across the region”
Today, MAS is the lead strategic partner for Victoria’s Secret (VS) servicing numerous global brands including Nike, Speedo, Marks & Spencer (M&S) & Triumph international. Our global operations include design studios & 30 world class manufacturing facilities spearheaded by our skilled international team of over 44,000 people. We continue to be committed to ethical and sustainable practices that complement the balance in social & environmental spheres alongside our operational excellence.
The opening of the MAS Fabric Park in Thulhiriya re-confirmed our commitment to sustainable opportunities. Sri Lanka’s first privately owned eco-friendly industrial part was launched at the end of 2007, offering investors the opportunity to focus on their core business activities, whilst the park managers the complete solution of water, electricity, effluent treatment, human resources, training and lifestyle. The first ever green power supply agreement to be signed in Sri Lanka affirmed our commitment to eco- sustainability.