Mahindra Logistics (MLL), a third party logistics solution provider aims at 15 per cent diversity in its workforce.
The company plans to train 200 people from LGBTQI (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender), community and make them employable.
The training will be imparted in various areas such as digital marketing, data entry, tele-calling, some critical soft skills.
It will help the individuals to get employable and Mahindra Logistics hopes to get access to some untapped potential talent in the country.
“The initiative to train 200 individuals is the first phase towards this commitment. We will continue to encourage and value diversity through our policies on adding talent and develop various skills within these communities through our employees, associates, business partners and customers,” says Rampraveen Swaminathan, MD & CEO, Mahindra Logistics.
The firm has made the effort to conduct various sensitisation efforts to build inclusivity in the organisation and has done special audits to check the readiness of the organisation for hiring differently abled people.
MLL has also shown commitment to provide employment to ex -ervicemen with its V.E.E.R. (Veteran Employment, Engagement and Retention) programme, where MLL has hired JCOs/NCOs, Officers at the rank of colonel and ex-servicemen in various roles of the company.
The company claims to be sector leader in initiating a special career comeback programme called ‘Udaan,’ where the company is providing internships to women who had to take a break in their careers and hire them at all levels, functions and divisions.
For training the 200 diverse set of people, MLL has partnered with GTT foundation, which provides skill development and employment solutions.