Another progressive step after announcing the benefits to Same Sex Partners, earlier this year
New Delhi, NFAPost: Mondelez India announced a progressive policy makeover by extending its group mediclaim policy to cover live-in partners with an objective to further elevate its existing diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Effective January 2021 onwards, this latest policy will also cover the adoptive and dependent children of the domestic partners, further strengthening the company’s endeavor to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable world for its multi-generational workforce through such enabling policies.
In a continued effort of consistently evolving and adapting to social changes, the company extended its group mediclaim benefits to same-sex partners earlier this year.
Commenting on this new policy extension, Mondelēz International President – India Deepak Iyer said Mondelez India is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, that enables all colleagues to be themselves and achieve their full potential.
“We are constantly reflecting on the changing needs of our evolving workforce to further liberate and empower them, and the extension of our group mediclaim policy to cover live-in partners is a testimony to those efforts. We believe our long-standing commitment to our colleagues, culture and community will help deliver stronger business performance while enabling us to live our purpose, as we lead the future of snacking,” said Mondelēz International President – India Deepak Iyer.
Mondelez India Human Resources Director Mahalakshmi R said Mondelez India, Diversity & Inclusion has always been at the heart of our policy evolution and the company is very proud to take yet another progressive step and roll-out the extension of our group mediclaim policy for live-in partners in addition to adoptive and dependent children of the domestic partners.
“This comes after we announced a similar policy re-modeling for same-sex partners earlier this year.This further encourages colleagues to bring their true colours to work and respects everyone’s diverse perspectives #MAKEITUniquelyYours,” said Mondelez India Human Resources Director Mahalakshmi R.
Mondelez India is one of the few companies that voluntarily adopted a gender diversity policy even before liberalization in 1980s and continues to be a resilient driver of change and equality in today’s time.
The expanded benefits of the policy are the latest in a series of enhancements over the past year, wherein Mondelez India for the first time moved to a Family Floater Model, thereby widening the benefit umbrella for its colleagues, and strengthening the company’s diverse and inclusive culture.
Mondelēz International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2019 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as OREO, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) has been present in India for over 70 years. The company introduced Cadbury Dairy Milk and Bournvita in India in 1948 and since then has been a leader in the chocolate category in the country.
Part of Mondelēz International, the company operates in the chocolate, beverages, biscuits and candy categories in India with brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, Cadbury Celebrations, Cadbury Bournville, Cadbury 5 Star, Cadbury Perk, Cadbury Fuse, Cadbury Gems, Cadbury Bournvita, Cadbury Spready, Tang, Cadbury Oreo, Bournvita Biscuits, Halls and Cadbury Choclairs Gold, etc.
Headquartered in Mumbai, the company has sales offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and manufacturing facilities at Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh, in addition to a global Research & Development Technical Centre and Global Business Hub in Maharashtra and a vast distribution network across the country.