Vedanta pledges to raise women board representation to 33%

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 13, 2018

Metals and mining conglomerate Vedanta today said it is aiming to increase the representation of women on its board to 33 per cent by 2020.

The company pledges to raise women board representation to 33 per cent by 2020, the global natural resources firm said in a statement.

“Hiring women far outpaces that of just diversity and gender inclusion. Women bring unique insights irrespective of the sector. Vedanta has taken the lead in ensuring that women constitute a sizeable number of our workforce. These will only increase in the years to come,” Vedanta Head Group HR Suresh Bose said.

A signatory of the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)—‘Equality Means Business’, Vedanta practises and promotes equal employment opportunities, the company said.

To mark International Women’s Day, the company reached out to the communities, along with celebrating the women workforce across locations.

Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper operations in Tuticorin honoured women achievers, while their ‘Sakhi’ project, a flagship women empowerment initiative achieved formation of 1,056 self-help groups covering 15,251 rural women from Tuticorin.

Published on March 08, 2017

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