News: Diageo India announces enhanced wellness policy for employees

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Diageo India announces enhanced wellness policy for employees

The policy covers all employees regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity and will provide equal medical and leave benefits to same sex and live-in partners
Diageo India announces enhanced wellness policy for employees

Diageo India announced the roll-out of an enhanced wellness policy for all employees effective July 2020, as part of its commitment to promote an inclusive and diverse working environment. 

The policy will apply to all employees regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression including LGBT+. With the enhanced policy, we are revising and expanding the definition of ‘family’ to include ‘same-sex’ and ‘live in’ partners.  

As part of the wellness policy, medical coverage and leave benefits will be extended to both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners. Moreover, the policy will provide medical coverage for gender confirmation procedures.  Similarly, surrogacy and fertility treatment medical benefits will be made available for all employees.

Commenting on the wellness policy, Anand Kripalu, Managing Director, and CEO, Diageo India said, “At Diageo, championing inclusion and diversity is central to our purpose of celebrating life, every day, everywhere. Our strength lies in our diversity, with each person bringing their distinct experience, talent, and culture, that is integral to our business success.”

He added,  “Through the enhanced policy we are committed to providing a workplace that is equal and provides dignity and respect to all, and is reflective of our values and who we are.”

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Topics: Employee Relations, Corporate Wellness Programs

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