Bangalore: 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 recognised at the ASSOCHAM Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards, 2020 as the winner for ‘Best Employer for Persons with Disabilities’. Wipro has also been awarded second runner-up for ‘Best Employer for Diversity & Inclusion’ in the category for organizations with more than 5000 employees.
The ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards recognise the efforts of organizations and their leadership to promote Diversity and Inclusivity (D&I) at the workplace. The awards assessed more than 80 organizations on the comprehensiveness of their approach to equality, diversity and fairness in all aspects of business.
“At Wipro, inclusion is a way of life. We integrate diversity effortlessly into our teams and nurture a sense of belonging that helps cultivate a truly progressive work environment. We have created a combination of focussed interventions and programs, equitable practices and inclusive policies. Our efforts aim to sustain a work culture where every individual is respected and can be their true self. We are happy to be recognized by ASSOCHAM for our D&I initiatives,” said Sunita Cherian, Chief Culture Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Wipro Limited.
At Wipro, the disability inclusion charter focuses on careers, recruitment, engagement, accessibility, training and enablement. The initiatives are designed to nurture an inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities, by strengthening the ecosystem through inclusive systems, policies and procedures. In 2020, Wipro joined the global movement for The Valuable500, a business to business initiative that aims to be a catalyst for disability inclusion. Across the charter of D&I, the organization has also identified certain key pillars like gender inclusion, disability inclusion, LGBTQ+ inclusion and racial and ethnic inclusion, which are built on comprehensive strategic frameworks aimed at creating an inclusive work culture for all.