Daimler India’s initiative to improve workplace diversity

Chennai: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has announced the successful on-boarding of 46 women for shop floor operations at its Oragadam factory. This completes the first stage of their ‘DiveIN’ (Diversity and Inclusive) initiative to increase diversity for a more inclusive workforce.

According to a press release, one goal of DiveIN is creating a gender-balanced staff base by increasing the ratio of female factory employees to 20 percent of the whole by 2022. The new employees have been deployed across key function areas on the shop floor including Engine & Transmission, Cab Trim, Quality Management, Cabin-in-White and Paint Shop.

Satyakam Arya, MD and CEO, said, ‘Diversity is critical to the long-term success of any organisation; How can you meet the expectations of a diverse market without a diverse workforce?’

The company first installed suitable infrastructure and services such as specific restrooms and changing rooms, crèche facilities and dedicated medical professionals. It also reinforced existing workplace policies and measures including the speedy grievance redressal system, gender sensitisation training, and the POSH (Prevention Of Sexual Harassment) committee.

 

NT Bureau