Mondelez India has 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 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 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, Deepak Iyer, President – India, Mondelēz International shared that the organization is building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, that enables all colleagues to be themselves and achieve their full potential.
He said, "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.”
Mahalakshmi R., Director – Human Resources, Mondelez India added, “At Mondelez India, Diversity & Inclusion has always been at the heart of our policy evolution and today, we are 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.”
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.