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Press Conference on ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certifications

  • 9. Press Conference on ISO 14001

In January 2010, the company decided to seek ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification for its Environment Management and Health & Safety Management Systems. After the compliance audit in March 2010, these management systems were implemented at projects and activity centers from April 2010. In September 2010 the system was subjected to external auditing. On 19 November 2010, Maga’s Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) system was certified to be in compliance with ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 international standards, enabling it to become the first construction company in the country to be accredited with both standards.

Maga announced further details regarding the awarding of the above certifications at a Press Conference held at Waters Edge, Battaramulla on 24 January 2010.

National Construction Association (NCASL) Awards

  • 8. National Construction Association

Maga was awarded the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka’s (NCASL) 2010 National Excellence Award for its construction of the 32-storey Fairmount Residencies, Rajagiriya, at the National Construction Association Awards ceremony held on 14 January 2011 at Waters Edge Battarmulla.

‘CONSTRUCT 2011′ Exhibition on 19, 20 & 21 of August

  • 7. ‘CONSTRUCT 2011′ Exhibition

Maga Engineering is the principal sponsor of the ‘Construct 2011′ Exhibition to be held on 19, 20 & 21 of August at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center (SBMEC) in Colombo Sri Lanka, for the 11th consecutive year. The exhibition is the largest and most influential of its kind in the Sri Lankan construction calendar, and aims to foster links between local contractors, architects, designers, suppliers, government agencies and the public.

This event will offer the opportunity for key stakeholders in the industry to come under one roof for a period of three days. It will create a forum the industry to interact with developers and investors interested in current and future projects, whilst offering opportunities to general contractors, specialized contractors and suppliers to showcase their products and services.

Maga has excelled not only in the timely delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects, but has set industry benchmarks in corporate accountability standards through our sustainability initiatives. In the same vein, we are certain that this exhibition will translate to the public as well as to all stakeholders the growing need for sustainable development in construction, with emphasis given to recent key initiatives such as the forming of Sri Lanka Green Building Council & Green Building Rating, advances in cost-effective construction technology, training and development of craftspersons and implementation of international standards for health, safety and environmental management within the industry.

We believe this exhibition will not only become a showcase for our sector, but act as a catalyst for the construction industry and all other industries, by carrying a message of responsibility and hope for the future development of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s First National Green Awards

  • 6. Sri Lanka’s First National Green Awards

Maga Engineering won Sri Lanka’s first National Green Award for the Private and Public Sector at the inaugural National Green Awards 2011 organized by the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka.

Maga’s environmental initiatives have been characterized by:

  • Our Environmental Management Action Plans (EMAPs) implemented across a road network spanning over 400km
  • Building the world’s  first LEED ‘Platinum’ certified apparel factory, ‘Thurulie’ of MAS Holdings
  • Being the first Sri Lankan construction company to report its Environmental Performance under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Being a Founder Member of the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL)

Being the first Sri Lankan construction company to be accredited under both OHSAS 18001 & ISO14001 certification