Vedanta introduces new parental leave policy


Adoption leave of 12 weeks and paternity leave of one week are the new additions besides the 26 weeks of maternity leave.

Vedanta Limited, India’s leading diversified natural resources company has announced an enhanced parental leave policy for its employees. Pacing up with the government’s decision to extend maternity leave to six months and catching up with other organisations who have already improved their parental policies, Vedanta has also enhanced its maternity leave to 26 weeks.

Building upon its employee-friendly policies, the company has introduced a 12-week adoption leave policy and a week-long paternity leave facility. The employees are welcoming the new parental leave programme as the best-in-class in the industry.

Talking about the move, Suresh Bose, head – group HR, Vedanta says, “Vedanta’s new and enhanced parental leave policy secures an inclusive and productive work environment for our employees, who are our most valuable asset. We take pride in having a diverse workforce and our evolved people practices make us one of the most desired companies to work for.”

For Vedanta, gender parity and inclusive opportunities are among its top organisational priorities. The company has several innovative employee programmes designed for skill development, personal development, and healthcare; and ensuring work-life balance. Vedanta’s ‘Leaders Connect’ initiative has also contributed tremendously to the development of bright future leadership in the company.


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