MAS Holdings Recognized at Presidential Environment Awards for Commitment to Sustainability

MAS Holdings, South Asia’s largest apparel tech manufacturer, has been recognized
and awarded at the Presidential Environment Awards 2021 – 2022 for their exemplary commitment to
safeguarding and protecting the environment. The awards ceremony, organized by the Central
Environment Authority (CEA) under the guidance of the Ministry of Environment, was held on April 28,
2023, under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
MAS Holdings was honoured with two Gold Awards, a Bronze Award, and a Merit Award in recognition
of their significant contribution towards environmental conservation, building an environmentally friendly
industry, and encouraging society to adopt environmentally friendly activities.
Bodyline, a strategic business unit of MAS Holdings, won the Gold Award in the Apparel
Industries category for their commitment to driving sustainability in the apparel sector, which was
presented by President Ranil Wickremesinghe. This achievement highlights Bodyline’s dedication to
reducing their environmental impact and finding sustainable alternatives in their product creation
process, to fit the evolving needs of today’s consumer.
MAS’s warp knit solutions provider, Noyon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., also received the Gold Award in the
Textile and Textile Processing Industries category for their contribution towards environmental
sustainability. Over the years, Noyon Lanka has solidified its commitment to sustainable business models
through innovative product solutions, process optimizations to reduce impact, and leadership
commitment in driving a culture of sustainability within the organization.
Awarded by Dr. Anil Jayasinghe, Secretary – Ministry of Environment, MAS Active Contourline received
the Bronze Award for their initiatives to minimize the impact caused to the environment through their
operations and community awareness programs. MAS KREEDA Mihinthale was awarded a Merit Award
for their continuous contribution to environmental conservation throughout the years, mirroring MAS’
commitments to championing biodiversity as part of its groupwide sustainability strategy, the MAS Plan
for Change.
Speaking about the recognition, Suren Fernando, Group CEO of MAS Holdings, said, “MAS was built on
the foundation of doing the right thing, and today sustainability is a key strategic effort driven across our
organization and our strategic business units. We are grateful for this recognition, which is a testament
to our team’s tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to creating a sustainable future. We know
that businesses have a responsibility to positively influence the environment, and we are always striving

to further ourselves along this journey, staying true to our purpose – To be Changemakers, enabling
dreams and enriching the fabric of life on our planet.”
The Presidential Environment Awards are widely recognized as the most prestigious recognition in the
environmental conservation and protection field in Sri Lanka. Winning these awards highlights MAS
Holdings’ effort towards building a sustainable future and further strengthens the commitments made
through the MAS Plan for Change.
About MAS Holdings
MAS Holdings, the largest apparel tech company in South Asia, is among the most recognised design-to-
delivery solution providers in apparel and textile manufacturing. With a global community of
over 118,000, today, MAS spans across 17 countries, with established design locations placed in key
style centres across the world. The MAS portfolio has expanded exponentially; into wearable
technology, FemTech, start-ups, logistics and fabric parks worldwide. Over 35 years, MAS has gained
global recognition for its ethical and sustainable working environment as well as its impeccable
craftsmanship and product excellence. The MAS Plan for Change outlines the company’s commitment to
create sustainable change under the three pillars; products, lives, and planet. Through this, MAS aims to

Chetha Dharmawansa receiving the Bronze Award for MAS Active, handed over by Dr. Anil

Venura Attanayake (Director – Human Resources & Sustainable Business) receiving the Gold
Award for Bodyline, handed over by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Rukmal Wijesinha (DGM – Compliance & Sustainable Business) receiving the Gold Award for
Noyon, handed over by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Chamini Thenuwara, collecting the Merit Award for KREEDA.

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