Procter and Gamble India new commitments and progress on actions announced
At its third annual #WeSeeEqual summit, Procter and Gamble India announced new commitments focused at improving Equality & Inclusion across India. Distinguished campaigners and celebrities attended the event to explore the issues that society faces in terms of equality and inclusion, as well as how diverse stakeholders may work together to expedite development.
The summit, themed ‘#Unlearn and #Unleash,’ saw Procter and Gamble India commit to a number of measures that will help the world become more fair and inclusive:
— From 2021 to 2025, Procter and Gamble India will invest a total of INR 500 crore in women-owned and women-led enterprises in India.
P&G said last year that from 2021 to 2025, it will spend INR 300 crore working with women-owned and managed enterprises in India. With more than INR 200 crore invested in the first year of this project across India, the business is now increasing its commitment to INR 500 crore by 2025.
By 2024, P&G India plans to make its brand advertising, including social media material and websites, more accessible to those with vision and hearing impairments.
This will be the case for any new brand advertising in India. P&G brands will become more inclusive and accessible to all members of our community as a result of this project – Procter and Gamble India will launch the ‘P&G Shiksha Betiyan Scholarship Program,’ which will provide financial assistance and guidance to young women interested in pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degrees.
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As part of the annual #WeSeeEqual summit, the corporation also highlighted significant progress on promises made the previous year. P&G unveiled its ‘Share the Care’ parental leave policy in 2021, which gave all new parents at the company more leave perks and flexibility. P&G has expanded its workplace benefits to LGBTQ+ employees’ partners. The company has spent more than INR 200 crore in India by collaborating with women-owned and led enterprises.
The third edition of the P&G India #WeSeeEqual Summit brought together business leaders, government officials, and celebrities for honest discussions about how to improve equality and inclusiveness. In addition to global and regional P&G executives, the Summit featured prominent personalities and world leaders, including:
Dr Prasad Dandekar, Head – Radiation Oncology,
HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Founder – Health Professionals for Queer Indians – Meenakshi Lekhi,
Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India – Kunal Khemu,
Founder – Health Professionals for Queer Indians Dr Rukmini Banerji,
CEO, Pratham Education Foundation – Radhika Piramal, Executive Director and Vice Chairperson, VIP Luggage – Soha Ali Khan, Actor
Procter and Gamble India’s #WeSeeEqual campaign illustrates the company’s ongoing commitment to a more equitable and inclusive world. Some of the important subjects discussed throughout the summit included the measures needed now to mould the minds of future generations, the challenges and solutions to tackling equity in education and economic opportunities, and the necessity of creating an inclusive workplace.
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