The New Year party for MASCOT Laos’ 823 employees is also an employee party. The party commenced with a solemn Buddhist prayer to say thank you to the heavenly powers and to ask for their support in the coming year. Then the day’s entertainment was presented. As usual, the entertainment consisted of the employees’ own performances. For the employees, this is one of the highlights of the party, and the employees prepare both the entertainment and their costumes in their spare time for weeks before the party. The New Year party at MASCOT Laos was finished with awards for the best entertainment, a lottery, awarding of prizes for this year’s employee efforts and the traditional Lao dance.
With the New Year, we are celebrating both the year that comes and the past year. And for MASCOT Laos, the past year was a year with many exciting initiatives. 2018 was the year where the expansion of the factory with 21 000 m2 was commenced. With the expansion, the factory is more than 30 000 m2. With the expansion of the factory, MASCOT will have room for 20 new production lines, which means that the number of employees can be increased considerably. In addition hereto, MASCOT is working on expanding the factory with another 20 000 m2. The more than 50 000 m2 factory should be ready in 2020.
With the expansion and implementation of the new production lines, MASCOT gets the opportunity to offer even more lao people a job with good and proper working hours and pay. MASCOT’s factories in both Laos and Vietnam are certified according to the international standard for social responsibility, SA8000. Right from the start in Vietnam, back in 2008, MASCOT has had a focus on creating a good and safe working environment for the employees.