Synchrony recognised as top employer in workplace equality index
Synchrony has been recognised as Top Employer in the ‘Bronze’ category, in the India Workplace Equality Index 2023
Hyderabad: Consumer financial services company, Synchrony said it has been recognised as Top Employer in the ‘Bronze’ category, in the India Workplace Equality Index 2023. The recognition was given for the initiatives implemented by the Company in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) 2023 is a definitive benchmarking tool for inclusive policies and practices for LGBT employees in India. Presented by Pride Circle in collaboration with the Keshav Suri Foundation, the IWEI spotlights organisations that stand out in inclusivity and diversity for their LGBT workforce.
“Synchrony’s commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment is not just a policy but a lived experience, showcasing the company’s dedication to ensuring that every member is respected, and celebrated for who they are,” said Kameswari Gangadharabhatla, vice-president, Human Resources, Synchrony.
Chumki Sen Gupta, AVP, Audit Manager said that as part of an inclusive workplace they offer benefits addressing the needs of LGBT+ employees, which includes same-gender and domestic partner coverage under group medical insurance policy, support gender affirmation surgery and hormone treatment.
Speaking on organisations’ participation, Ramkrishna Sinha, Co-Founder, Pride Circle and Rainbow Bazaar, said: “With 120 organisations now participating in IWEI, we hope that this is the turning point for corporate India and that more employers recognise the value of supporting LGBT+ people to bring their full selves to work. We are inspired by the commitment of Synchrony in pushing for change for the LGBT+ community in the workplace, and we cannot wait to see what advances all companies make in 2024.”