Genpact had increased its maternity leave to 26 weeks in January this year. Applicable to not only birth mothers but also adopting and commissioning mothers, the maternity leave is accessible to women employees for giving birth to or adopting up to two children.
Speaking on the occasion of the approval of the maternity leave bill on March 9, Sasha Sanyal, SVP and Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Genpact, said, “We welcome that the bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha and we are truly delighted to share the vision of empowering more women in the country. Gender diversity is among the top organizational priorities at Genpact and creating a supportive ecosystem for our women is the first step in that direction.”
Genpact has several women-friendly initiatives in place under the overarching umbrella of the Returning Moms program – this includes access to daycare facilities at or near its office locations, allotted parking slots for expecting mothers, work from home or flexible hours, and shift timings and location of their choice for up to a year upon return from maternity leave.
At its India offices, about 200 children of our employees avail the in-house and near-office daycare facilities. We have five in-house daycare centers dedicated for Genpact employees in Gurgaon, Noida, Jaipur and Hyderabad. In addition, we have near-office tie-ups for daycare facilities with reputed institutions like KLAY, Medhaam and Bubble Blue.
“We are committed to finding ways to bring more women into the workforce, and once they are in, finding ways to enable continuity of employment as they balance family and work. Our aspiration is to be an industry leader in this area, and adopt market-leading practices. This is a big step in that direction,” said Piyush Mehta, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Genpact.