Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Britannia Industries Limited (BIL) has said it wants to achieve a 50% diversity ratio by 2024 by increasing the participation of women in its factory workers.
BIT marketing director Amit Doshi said 38 percent of the company’s plant employees are women.
“We aim to achieve a 50% diversity ratio by 2024, compared to the current national average of 38% in our factories,” he said.
At the Guwahati plant in Britain, the proportion of women workers is 60 per cent, up from 65 per cent, she said.
“We are proud to be female workers in areas that are typically dominated by men, such as engineering, tape and grinding, packaging, cleaning, pantry, lab testing, dining and security,” she said.
The company has already launched a launch to challenge women’s empowerment among women entrepreneurs, Mr. Doshi said.
To date, the company has provided 10 lakh seed capital to 30 women entrepreneurs in e-commerce, digital services, eye care via mobile vans and early childhood education in areas such as e-commerce, digital services and children’s education.
She added that the company has also partnered with Google to provide skills training to women across the country.