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India’s Top 25 Safest Workplaces

Mumbai: Marico, TCE, Uber, Tata Power, and Volvo were among the 25 companies declared ‘India’s Top Safest Workplaces‘ at the recently concluded KelpHR PoSH AWARDS® 2022 hosted by KelpHR – a company focusing on creating safe, happy and inclusive workplaces through best-in-class HR practices.

Reflecting the growing importance accorded by companies towards ensuring that their workplaces are among the safest in the country through the adoption of best practices in PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment), KelpHR received registrations from start-ups, limited-liability partnerships, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as well as large conglomerates. The organizations were judged based on their PoSH compliance, active interest in the cause of workplace safety and other broader indices reflective of their culture.

Participants were judged on a two-level detailed transparent, and objective evaluation through a seamless and sophisticated digital infrastructure. Each organization was asked to fill in a comprehensive questionnaire and submit relevant supporting documents for validation. The top shortlisted organizations additionally had to participate in an employee survey that had to be answered by a minimum number of employees. The final scores were assimilated to declare this year’s top 25 Safest workplaces.

“We’ve seen a jump in the nominations we received for these awards this year over 2021. This indicates that more organizations are stepping up and becoming consciously responsible for creating a safe work environment for their businesses and people to flourish. We congratulate our winners, which include organizations of all sizes from small to large across varied industries, for setting the right precedent and encouraging more workplaces to carry forward this baton,” said Smita Shetty Kapoor, CEO and Co-founder of KelpHR.

At TCE, our diverse workforce strengthens our culture, which is grounded in equality. The safety and wellbeing of our workforce is a core tenet of the cultural paradigm. Our constant endeavour is to foster openness and provide a caring and safe working environment for our employees, where they are encouraged to bring their best selves to work. Our commitment towards creating an inclusive workforce has been reinforced today through the KelpHR POSH awards, and we are honoured to join the ranks of the Top 25 companies who are leading the way forward as exemplars for other organizations to rise to the occasion,” said Nidhi Mehandiratta, CHRO & Chief Ethics Counsellor, Tata Consulting Engineers Limited.

“It’s great to be recognized among India’s top 25 safest workplaces. Our endeavour has always been to create an inclusive workplace culture where all members feel safe and can bring their best selves to work. We have been taking several proactive measures to build sensitization among our members on creating a safe & non-discriminatory workplace culture. We thank KelpHR for conducting this process and recognizing Marico,” said Amit Prakash, Chief Human Resource Officer at Marico Limited.

Among the jury members were – Rajkumar Shriwastav – Founding member & Partner, SK Vestigium LLP; Anshul Parekh – Partner Khaitan & Co.; Jyoti Grover – Chairperson, Gurgaon District LCC 2022; Dr Ankita Singh – SVP & Global Head of HR, IT, Travel & Admin, Cignex; Harish Sadani – Co-founder and executive director, Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA); Shanta Vallury Gandhi – Former head – HR, CSR & Internal Branding, RBL Bank and Suhail Abbasi – Co-founder & Chairperson, The Humsafar Trust.

2022’s winners are:

  1. ABC Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. (EGL)
  3. Availity India Private Limited
  4. DBS Bank India Ltd.
  5. Flatirons Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
  6. Ford Motor Private Limited
  7. India Factoring & Finance Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  8. Ingram Micro
  9. Marico Limited
  10. Merit Data & Technology Private Limited
  11. Micron Technology Operations India LLP
  12. Movate Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  13. Mphasis Limited
  14. Samhita Social Ventures
  15. Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd.
  16. Square Panda – India
  17. Tata Consulting Engineers Limited
  18. Tata Medical
  19. Tata Power Co. Ltd.
  20. TechAspect solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  21. Tietoevry India
  23. Uber India
  24. VisionSpring Foundation
  25. Volvo Group India

The KelpHR PoSH Awards were instituted in 2020 to recognize and honour organizations that work relentlessly towards creating happy and safe workplaces. The winners of the KelpHR PoSH AWARDS® 2022 awards will be felicitated at an event to be held at MCA Recreation Centre, BKC, in Mumbai on December 9, 2022.

About KelpHR

KelpHR was incorporated in 2013 with the vision to build safe, happy and inclusive workplaces. With the core belief that happy employees make productive teams, team KelpHR set out on a mission to enable organizations to set new benchmarks in terms of best HR practices and overall organizational performance.

KelpHR is a pioneer in simplifying the legal complexities in the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the workplace (PoSH) and, along the way, aims to demystify the less understood subject of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (D, E&I).

By 2019, KelpHR had become synonymous with safe and happy workplaces, so it was only natural that customers reached out to discuss their employees’ emotional/mental well-being. Responding to the needs of Clients and Society, KelpHR branched out into designing effective Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to ensure the mental well-being of employees.