Our people are our greatest strength; they give us a sustainable competitive advantage over our competition. Staff are segregated into teams of approx 10 members, who work together and earn a shared incentive. This policy has helped us to ensure that peer pressure drives the individual and the teams to produce a consistently high quality.
Teams are allowed to develop specialized skills involed in producing a particular type of product, thus reducing time to market. Teams are also rewarded for innovations that save time, cost, or improve the quality and useability of products.
Staff at Earthscape over the years has grown into a close knit community, and the local community located around the facility too, has seen considerable development. The community has grown in affluence and Earthscape is directly involved in training children of the local community to speak and write in English. It is also heartening to see the development and economic enrichment of the families of staff working at Earthscape over the years. At a recent celebration we felicitated the child of a labourer who had gained admission to a University in Colombo to continue his higher studies. This, in a community where children generally drop out of school at the age of about 15 to support the family economically, is a huge achievement for us at Earthscape.