Coats certified as a ‘Great Place To Work’ in Sri Lanka and Brazil

Coats certified as a ‘Great Place To Work’ in Sri Lanka and Brazil

  • 01 Apr 2021

1 April 2021: Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, has been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in Sri Lanka and Brazil. This is the fourth consecutive year that Coats Brazil has achieved the recognition.

The Great Place to Work® organisation uses a combination of a Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit to assess whether the culture meets the criteria to be a certified ‘great place to work’. The Trust Index© survey measures employee feedback by asking questions on the five areas of Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie, while the Culture Audit measures how well we deploy our people practices at Coats.

Monica McKee, Chief HR Officer, Coats, said: ‘Our employees are at the heart of what we do and achieving ‘Great Place To Work’ accreditation demonstrates that they trust us, take pride in what they do and enjoy working here. We place great importance on building a working environment in which people can succeed and it is very rewarding to have external recognition that we are achieving this.’

Examples of initiatives and programmes that have been implemented in Coats Sri Lanka and Brazil to support employee engagement include:

  • Recognition schemes to celebrate excellent performance
  • Inclusion and diversity programmes
  • Looking after employees and their families during Covid

Coats operations in a further 14 countries will be surveyed over the rest of 2021. Achieving ‘Great Place to Work-Certified™’ or equivalent awards for all key sites by 2022 is one of the seven targets set by Coats in its 2019 Sustainability Strategy. The activity was paused in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.


For more information contact:
Kristina Blissett, Head of Group Communications
T +44 (0)208 210 5084, M +44 (0)7714 539887

Notes to Editors

About Coats

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread company. At home in some 50 countries, Coats has a workforce of 17,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2020 were US$1.2bn.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company leads the way around the world. It provides complementary and value added products, services and software solutions to the apparel and footwear industries. It applies innovative techniques to develop high technology Performance Materials threads, yarns and fabrics in areas such as Transportation, Telecommunications and Energy, and Personal Protection.

Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE 250 company, a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, a participant in the UN Global Compact and a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It has also committed to developing a long-term target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the highest level of ambition on climate under the Science Based Target Initiative..

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