Mondelez India Extends Group Mediclaim Policy Benefits to Live-In Partners
Another progressive step after announcing the benefits to Same Sex Partners, earlier this year
INDIA – September 28, 2020 –Mondelez India, today announced a progressive policy makeover, by extending its group mediclaim policy to cover live-in partners, with an objective to further elevate its existing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Effective January 2021 onwards, this latest policy will also cover the adoptive and dependent children of the domestic partners, further strengthening the company’s endeavor to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable world for its multi-generational workforce, through such enabling policies. In a continued effort of consistently evolving and adapting to social changes, the company extended its group mediclaim benefits to same-sex partners earlier this year.
Commenting on this new policy extension, Deepak Iyer, President – India, Mondelēz International, said, “At Mondelez India we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, that enables all colleagues to be themselves and achieve their full potential. We are constantly reflecting on the changing needs of our evolving workforce to further liberate and empower them, and the extension of our group mediclaim policy to cover live-in partners is a testimony to those efforts. We believe our long-standing commitment to our colleagues, culture and community will help deliver stronger business performance while enabling us to live our purpose, as we lead the future of snacking.”
Mahalakshmi R., Director – Human Resources, Mondelez India added, “At Mondelez India, Diversity & Inclusion has always been at the heart of our policy evolution and today, we are very proud to take yet another progressive step and roll-out the extension of our group mediclaim policy for live-in partners in addition to adoptive and dependent children of the domestic partners. This comes after we announced a similar policy re-modeling for same-sex partners earlier this year. This further encourages colleagues to bring their true colours to work and respects everyone’s diverse perspectives #MAKEITUniquelyYours.”
Mondelez India is one of the few companies that voluntarily adopted a gender diversity policy even before liberalization in 1980s and continues to be a resilient driver of change and equality in today's time. The expanded benefits of the policy are the latest in a series of enhancements over the past year, wherein Mondelez India for the first time moved to a Family Floater Model, thereby widening the benefit umbrella for its colleagues, and strengthening the company’s diverse and inclusive culture.
About Mondelez International
Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is building the best snacking
company in the world, with 2016 net revenues of approximately $26 billion. Creating more
moments of joy in approximately 165 countries, Mondelēz International is a world leader in
biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, featuring global Power Brands
such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident
gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ
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About Mondelez India Foods Private Ltd.
Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) has been present in India for
over 70 years. The company introduced Cadbury Dairy Milk and Bournvita in India in 1948 and since then
has been a leader in the chocolate category in the country. Part of Mondelēz International, the company
operates in the chocolate, beverages, biscuits and candy categories in India with brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk,
Cadbury Celebrations, Cadbury Bournville, Cadbury 5 Star, Cadbury Perk, Cadbury Fuse,
Cadbury Gems are some of the company’s chocolate brands in India. The company’s
beverage portfolio consists of Bournvita and Tang. Cadbury Oreo & Bournvita Biscuit is a part
of its biscuit portfolio and Halls and Choclairs Gold. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company has sales offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and manufacturing facilities at Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in addition to a vast distribution network across the country