77% of HEM Agarbatti’s workforce comprises women

The incense manufacturer offers transit services to its women staff and also runs digital literacy programmes


HEM Agarbatti, a company that manufactures and exports incense and home aroma products, has 70 per cent women in its workforce. Most of its departments, including human resources, accounts, and R&D are headed by women. About 45 per cent of the heads of departments are women.

In order to promote gender equality today so that sustainability is ensured tomorrow, the Company has taken several measures.

In addition to comfortable furniture and fixtures at the workstations, it offers regular health checkups and also offers digital literacy programmes. Its women enjoy transportation services too, which ensures their safety. No wonder, some women staff members at its Mulund plant have been working with HEM for over 20 years.

During the pandemic, HEM supported all its women by assuring them stability and flexibility. As Rahul Shah, business development head, HEM Corporation, declares, “We follow the slogan “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” recognising the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, building a more sustainable future for all”.

He adds that, the Company has always “believed in empowering women through employment” and extending the “acceptance and recognition they deserve, irrespective of their gender”.

The Company is celebrating women’s empowerment on Women’s Day 2022, by dedicating this Women’s Day to all working women across the country.

While HEM’s first manufacturing unit was at Mulund, Mumbai, Bhiwandi has now become the heart of its operations.

Founded in 1983, the brand exports perfumed incense sticks to more than 70 countries, globally.

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