To promote gender diversity, Pitney Bowes, a global technology company has introduced a new policy 'Mayeri' which provides a six-month long maternity leave for women employees in India. This news comes as a confirmation from the company statement issued today.
In India, 20% of Pitney Bowes employees are women. This plan emanates as a result of the large number of women employees making up the Pitney Bowes India senior management team, a massive 42%.
The policy also covers cases of adoption and surrogacy, and provides six weeks of leave for women who have suffered a miscarriage. However for women with two or more children, the new policy promises 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.
“At Pitney Bowes, we value our employees. We are proud to embrace a culture of diversity, and we are committed to providing the best policies and programmes that support a work-life balance, said Manish Choudhary, senior vice president, global innovation and managing director India, Pitney Bowes.
The 'Mayeri' parenthood policy has drawn quite an attention and some of the lucrative features of the policy include: free sessions with nutritionists for new parents, baby care with crèche tie-ups to care providers, a designated ‘buddy’ to update new mothers on work-related matters and to help them smoothly transition post their maternity break, and special parking spots.
The company was also in the news recently of being continuous in the longstanding tradition of corporate social responsibility (CSR) with programs that highlight diversity and innovation in India.
Pitney Bowes powers billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90% of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from the company in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce.