Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a premier benchmarking survey and report on U.S. corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Wipro joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
Wipro’s efforts in satisfying all CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent score and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars: Non-discrimination policies across business entities; Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; Supporting an inclusive culture; and Corporate social responsibility.
“At Wipro, we are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community. We are honoured to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and applaud their efforts in supporting organizations to become more inclusive,” said Sunita Cherian, Chief Culture Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Wipro Limited.
LGBTQ+ inclusion at Wipro is structured around a comprehensive ‘PRIDE’ framework that includes aspects like Promoting an equitable workplace, Reviewing policies to make them more Inclusive, Driving change through awareness sessions, and Engaging with allies and building a strong employee network. In the past year, Wipro introduced a Global Policy on Prevention of LGBTQ+ Discrimination and signed as a supporter of the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People.
Wipro has also been recognised as a Gold Employer by the India Workplace Equality Index 2021, demonstrating its efforts and progress in this space across the globe. 2022 marks the fourth consecutive year Wipro has been included in the CEI.