Nestle India is increasing the number of its women employees as part of its gender diversity efforts.
Currently, around 23 per cent of Nestle India’s workforce is women, its chairman, and managing director Suresh Narayanan has said.
“We moved a fair degree on this. When I came to Nestle India in 2015, at that time we were at about 15-16 per cent. We have moved now to 23 per cent,” Narayanan told reporters at a virtual media roundtable.
Nestle India, which currently operates eight plants in the country and will soon commission the ninth, employs over 7,700 people.
“That is not the end, we would like to do much better than this. And in fact last year in 2020, 42 per cent of all the recruitment that we did within the company were women candidates and it is a trend that is continuing this year as well,” Narayanan added.
At Nestle’s new plant in Sanand, Gujarat, which will manufacture its range of popular instant noodles Maggi, 62 per cent of the employees would be female.
“One of the epitomes of diversity for the company would be getting commissioned in the next few weeks. Our factory in Sanand is almost near completion. 62 per cent of the Sanand factory workforce would be women,” he said.