New York, USA and Bangalore, India – November 30, 2021: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been recognized as a 'Gold' employer by the India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) 2021.
The Keshav Suri Foundation and Pride Circle along with Stonewall UK launched India’s First Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) in February 2020. This year the index considered 72 organizations across 15 sectors. The evaluation is based on nine areas of employment policy and practice, which includes policies and benefits, employee life cycle, employee resource group, allies and role models, senior leadership, monitoring, procurement, community engagement and other initiatives companies are taking for LGBTQ+ inclusion.
This is the second time that Wipro has been included in the IWEI for having successfully embedding LGBTQ+ inclusion in its policies, hiring practices and external communication. LGBTQ+ inclusion is a key focus area under Wipro’s Inclusion & Diversity charter. In the past year, Wipro has revised policies like Group Mediclaim Insurance and Medical Assistance scheme to include same-sex partners of employees, launched a Global Policy on Prevention of LGBTQ+ Discrimination and signed as a supporter of the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People.
“At Wipro, we are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community. We are proud to be recognized by the India Workplace Equality Index for our efforts. As organizations, we need to make a collective effort towards building workplaces that respect everyone for who they are. It is an ongoing journey and we are dedicated towards taking conscious steps towards this end,” said Sunita Cherian, Chief Culture Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Wipro Limited.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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