Page Industries, Indian apparel manufacturer and exclusive licensee of Jockey and Speedo in the country, has successfully vaccinated most of its employees spread across all production facilities and offices. It managed to get over 6600 employees inoculated in a single day across 7 production facilities.
As part of the drive, the Company had set up vaccination camps across its 14 production units across Karnataka in partnership with the local government authorities. The employees had to voluntarily register using the COWIN app prior to the vaccination in compliance with existing government regulations. The voluntary COVID-19 vaccination drive is in addition to following COVID-appropriate behaviour besides various other initiatives to ensure employee health and wellbeing.
Commenting on the initiative, Minor Ganesan, senior VP – HR, Page Industries, said, “With the second wave of COVID 19 making a severe impact, we wanted to ensure that our employees are safeguarded against the deadly virus. We are taking all possible measures to provide a safe work environment to our employees and the vaccination drive is our effort to contribute towards their physical and mental health.”
Page Industries has conducted training programmes to ensure that necessary hygiene standards are met across its production units. It has also taken care of the mental and emotional wellbeing of its employees by providing them with the option of working from home during the pandemic. Employees at the manufacturing units were given leave with pay to ensure their safety, despite the government allowing reopening of offices.
Through the Page Cares initiative, employees have also been provided with 24/7 online doctor consultations, support for hospital admissions, provision of company ambulances in times of emergencies, amongst others. The insurance limits of employees were also increased to help them tide over any medical emergency.
The Company also partnered with the government authorities to help the community during the pandemic, by donating oxygen cylinders and concentrators to government hospitals and by distributing over three lakh masks to district administrators. As part of its CSR objective, Page Industries continues to actively engage with the government to provide support in pandemic-related efforts.