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Breaking the Barriers, this International Women’s Day Eveready Sets New Benchmark at Maddur Plant with 55% Female Workforce

Evereadys DEI commitment for its Maddur Plant boasts 55% women on the shop floor and 5% in staff. The plant offers safe transportation and on-site clinics to meet the needs of their female employees along with on-site childcare services to assist working mothers

The SheMaker Summit 2023 Acknowledges Evereadys Maddur Plant for Womens Development and Inclusive Leadership in Manufacturing

Eveready is involved in several CSR initiatives – Project Durga, Saksham, Sushasthya, and Go Green are designed to advance sustainable practices, empower women, foster education, and enhance healthcare in local communities

On the occasion of International Women’s Day Eveready Industries India Ltd. (EIIL), Indias No. 1 battery brand with more than 50% market share in the battery category, has forged a breakthrough in its pursuit of diversity, inclusivity, and equality at its Maddur Plant unit in the Mandya district of Karnataka. With the mission of fostering an inclusive work environment, Eveready stands as an exemplar of promoting diversity across dimensions such as culture, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, caste, age and ideas. Notably, the Maddur Plant unit sets a new benchmark with an impressive 55% women representation, showcasing the companys dedication to creating a workplace that embraces diversity at every level.

Eveready sparks innovation and success at its Maddur plant, championing gender parity within its workforce​

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A glimpse into diversity Representation, Evereadys holistic DEI approach is evidenced by impressive statistics at its Maddur Plant with 55% women on the shop floor and 5% on staff. Notably, Eveready has these individuals have taken up leadership and managerial responsibilities underscoring their remarkable contributions to the workforce and the local economy. To empower women within the organisation, the firm is involved in many initiatives designed to advance sustainable practices, social welfare, and education, all of which contribute to the overall growth of the area. Eveready’s Maddur plant has also been recognised for its dedication to women’s development and inclusive leadership at The SheMaker Summit, a dynamic platform uniting women in manufacturing to witness, innovate, and collaborate to lead the future in the industry, which took place in August 2023 at IIM Mumbai.

Not just that, Eveready is also concerned about employees’ wellbeing and actively takes part in positively impacting the lives of the people living near their plants. Mr. Prasad Tantry, Head, Maddur Plant, Eveready Industries India Ltd., stated,“On this Women’s Day we are committed to building an inclusive workforce and proud of achieving 55% women workforce in shop floor setting a powerful precedent for diversity and inclusion in the manufacturing sector. The women employees are working in all areas from running machines to maintaining production records in the ERP systems. They handle stores, dispatches and are actively involved in jobs related to purchase, HR and plant security. By active engagement with nearby and rural communities through employment exchanges and school campuses, we prioritize community development while ensuring gender parity within our diverse workforce, driving innovation and success.”

The company owes much of its success to distinguished female leaders, including the Head of Legal & CS, Head of CSR, Corporate HR Leads, IT Lead, Research and Development Lead, and Women Supervisor at the Maddur plant. In support, we prioritize the well-being of our female workforce, offering secure transportation, on-site clinics, and creche facilities, with plans to replicate these supportive workplaces across our offices and manufacturing units.

Mr. Sandeep Banerjee, CHRO, Eveready Industries India Ltd. said, “At Eveready, we are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that allows impartial offering of equitable distribution of work opportunities and responsibilities to both men and women. While we celebrate International Women’s Day, we always aspire to provide equal opportunity, emphasize talent and competence above all considerations. As the happiness of our employees is of paramount importance to us, we ensure work-life balance with growth opportunities. In all our endeavours, we strive to create a more inclusive and supportive work environment for our employees for a continued empowered future.”

With a solid foundation and an array of impactful initiatives, Eveready thrives to drive change in communities by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for a more inclusive and empowered future. Projects such as Project Durga, Saksham, Sushasthya and Go Green are designed to empower women, promote education, and enhance healthcare. Evereadys DEI journey, with a special focus on the Maddur Plant unit, underscores its dedication to embracing diversity, fostering inclusion, and propelling growth not only within the organization but also within the community it serves. Through strategic initiatives, empowerment efforts, and community collaborations, Eveready has truly become a beacon of inclusivity in the corporate landscape.

About Eveready Industries India Limited

With a legacy of over 100 years, Eveready Industries India Ltd. (NSE Code: EVEREADY, BSE Code: 531508) is a household name in batteries and flashlights, with emerging presence in lighting. Eveready products were first sold in India in 1905, which marked the beginning of the Eveready adventure. The Company, which was eventually founded in 1934, quickly rose to the top of the dry cell battery market. It is a leading brand in enhancing peoples quality of life with innovative, transportable energy and lighting solutions. With over 50% of the share of the Indian consumer battery market, Eveready has long become a name synonymous with the category. The brand’s legendary catchphrase “Give Me Red” continues to resonate with the consumers even after decades of its existence. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are spread across 6 locations, namely Matia, Lucknow, Noida, Haridwar, Maddur and Kolkata, and they are equipped with globally benchmarked technology platforms and follow the best-in-class operating standards, with relentless focus on quality (ISO 9000), environmental best practices (ISO 14000) and rapid adoption of technology. The Company has a Research and Development (R&D) facility which is approved by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

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