New Delhi, 22nd November, 2016 Cargill in India has been recognized as one of the “top 100 best companies for women” in the prestigious annual “working mother media and AVTAR” 2016 survey. The list celebrates companies and organisations that stand out in India’s efforts to champion sustainable careers for women.
Cargill’s policies in India to create a diverse and inclusive workplace include conscious efforts in building the company’s hiring managers’ capabilities through a ‘Competency' based selection process; hiring in roles that are critical and have a high impact on business and providing flexibility on timings to support work life choices.
Ashu Malhotra, Director HR, Cargill India said, “We understand that the demands placed on working woman to balance work with her personal priorities is challenging. We are constantly striving to support our women colleagues and help them succeed.”
At the start of the year, Cargill’s India office established a local networking group named Cargill Women’s Network, to foster and strengthen the culture of “Diversity and Inclusion”. This forum was initiated with a defined charter and purpose of making gender diversity a business priority for business growth.
Manish Verma, APAC Regional HR Leader said, “At Cargill, we respect and value differences as this leads to competitive advantages. Inclusion and diversity is part of our fabric. We know that when diverse people work together, we create the most value – for our customers, our people and communities. I would like to congratulate the team for this recognition as this will only propel our efforts faster and further.”
About Cargill India
In India, Cargill’s operations started in 1987. It has businesses in refined oils, food ingredients, grain and oilseeds, cotton, animal feed and trade structured finance. Cargill markets leading consumer brands of edible oils such as Nature Fresh, Gemini, Sweekar, Leonardo Olive Oil, Rath and Sunflower brand of hydrogenated fats. It also markets wheat flour under the NatureFresh brand name. In Animal Nutrition, Cargill markets animal feed and premix for aqua, dairy and poultry under the brands such as Provimi, Purina, Cargill and Citura. Cargill also originates grains & oilseeds at 240 storage locations. It employs over 3000 employees working across offices and plants and a network of warehouses and depots.
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work