We provide a level field by considering the qualifications, skills, experience and performance as the basis for the recruitment, hiring, placement, training, compensation and advancement within the organization. Our recruiting and rewards policies apply commonly for both the genders and are based on the principle of fairness and equity. While our statutory boards do not have women representation, women provide significant leadership inputs on our advisory boards.
We also examined other indicators of gender diversity within our organization and found that we have a lot of work to do to bring about a balance among men and women. Women form roughly 24 percent of our employee workforce; the general distribution of our work-force has been presented in Table 2.
Almost our entire workforce consists of full time employees, by design, since we believe in developing long term relationships. In addition to the general work-force distribution, a similar breakup by gender according to function has been shown in Figure 2.
We found positions such as those of the top executive offices, customer and commercial leadership and emerging markets to have relatively lower numbers of women employees. All these findings led us to critically examine our practices of gender diversity and inclusiveness in the organization. We initiated programs under a newly set up Diversity Council to assist our women employees overcome some of the constraints placed by society and culture in the region that currently restrict their ability to build their careers with us. These programs include DiversitySensitivity Training for the Leadership Council, Crèche Support Policy and a Flexi-time Policy.Focused training such as the Women Leadership Program, Gender Smart Workshop and Inspirational Leadership Industry Interactions, are intended to act as catalysts towards improvement of our gender diversity ratios. We will be closely monitoring these initiatives to determine their impact on gender diversity within our organization.
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PARIVARTAN TRAINING PROGRAM
The Business Skills Capability Program led by the
The training sessions take place in classrooms and customized buses (CCU on Wheels) and are led by
This project enables mango farmers to adopt Ultra High Density farming Practices (UHDP), allowing mango farmers to plant more trees in less space. Combined with a drip irrigation system, the program helps farmers significantly enhance their crop yield and also their income. Over the next few years, Project Unnati aims to reach out to 50,000 farmers, 15% - 20% of whom will be women (please refer the section on sustainable sourcing for further details on project Unnati).