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Enhanced wellness policy for Diageo India employees

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Diageo India has announced the roll-out of an enhanced wellness policy for all its employees, which is effective from July 2020. This initiative is part of the company’s commitment to promote an inclusive and diverse working environment.

The policy applies to all employees of Diageo India regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With the enhanced policy, the company is revising and expanding the definition of ‘family’ to include ‘same sex’ and ‘live in’ partners too.

As part of the wellness policy, medical coverage and leave benefits are to be extended to both same sex and opposite sex domestic partners. Moreover, the policy provides medical coverage for gender confirmation procedures. Similarly, surrogacy and fertility treatment medical benefits are to be made available for all employees of Diageo India under this policy.

Commenting on the wellness policy, Anand Kripalu, Managing Director and CEO, Diageo India, said, “At Diageo, championing inclusion and diversity is central to our purpose of celebrating life, every day, everywhere. Our strength lies is in our diversity, with each person bringing their distinct experience, talent and culture, that is integral to our business success. Through the enhanced policy we are committed to providing a workplace that is equal and provides dignity and respect to all, and is reflective of our values and who we are.”