Amazon India launches Women in Night Shifts initiative in Haryana

Amazon India launches Women in Night Shifts initiative in Haryana

Amazon India, on Wednesday, announced the launch of its Women in Night Shifts (WINS) initiative at a major Sort Centre in Haryana. According to the company, this initiative is designed to provide a safe and supportive work environment for women and aims to ensure equal opportunities for both men and women across various shifts.

In regions where regulations have traditionally restricted women from working night shifts in warehousing operations due to safety concerns, Amazon India has prioritised safety, security, and well-being to enable the WINS initiative.

“Amazon India has actively engaged with state governments to advocate for equal work opportunity for all. Through dedicated efforts and collaboration with authorities, the company has successfully enabled night shift operations for women across select sites in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, and now, in Haryana,” the company said in a statement.

Liju Thomas, Director of HR, India Operations, Amazon India, expressed gratitude to the government for their support in enabling women to work in night shifts, stating, “We believe in creating equal opportunities and addressing barriers that women face in the workplace.”

Thomas highlighted Amazon’s commitment to promoting gender equality and ensuring a safe work environment for all associates, with comprehensive measures such as transportation facilities and enhanced security arrangements for night shift workers.

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Amazon India is said to have implemented various safety measures aimed at enhancing the well-being of its associates, including improved facility lighting, escorted pick-up and drop services, gender sensitisation training, deployment of female staff in supervisory roles, and sessions with safety experts to address challenges associated with night shifts.

Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, commended Amazon India for championing equal opportunity in the workplace, noting the government’s efforts to enact policies enabling women to access equal work opportunities.

Amazon India also announced the launch of the third edition of the #SheIsAmazon campaign on the 49th International Women’s Day, under the theme #InspireInclusion. This campaign will highlight 49 programmes, initiatives, and benefits aimed at empowering women.

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