The Economic Times has taken the opportunity to acknowledge, celebrate and eulogize few companies that have stepped forward to make a difference and have successfully created a new benchmark for Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate India. Volvo Group is one among them and has been recognized for creating a conducive environment, introducing policies in the interest of women employees and for its commitment to accelerating equality for all in the workplace.
Kamal Bali, President & Managing Director, says,” Diversity & inclusion is not only a key societal imperative, but it also makes good business sense, especially when you want to unleash your full potential. At Volvo Group, it is not a mere banner, but an imperative that is being implemented for providing equitable opportunities to all colleagues, irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity or gender. We encourage our female work force to look at opportunities that are perceived typically as male bastions.
This recognition motivates us further to set our ambitions even higher, so that we see greater engagement of women in building the future of Volvo Group in India. I also believe that India can achieve its next goal of hitting the $5-trillion economy mark only by having a much higher participation of women in our workforce and in leadership positions".
“We believe that the women's talent pool is an integral part of our organization to help us solve the puzzles we have today and in the future. Therefore, one of our People Commitments is to have at least 35% female employees in totality and as well in the leadership roles across our organization. We are committed to building on the diverse perspectives of the women's talent pool for successful business performance.
Volvo Group is also exploring possibilities to improve access to women's talent in the market and at the same time ensure appropriate developmental opportunities to grow once they join us. We work with managers and leaders to foster an environment that values and encourages different perspectives and aims to create an inclusive workplace for our employees, business, customers, and society” Amit Sharma, Vice President, Human Resources, Volvo Group, India