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Sula Vineyards wins HRAI Awards for Most innovative use of HR practices during the pandemic

Mumbai, October 2020: Sula Vineyards, India’s largest and most awarded wine brand has won the ‘Most Innovative HR Practices Award 2020 by the HR Association of India.

The HR Awards are organized by the HRAI, to recognize the best initiatives and practices in the Human Resources industry in the country. There were 314 nominations across 10 different categories. The list includes HR professionals and organizations from multiple sectors. 

True to its values, Sula introduced a revolutionary employee care initiative - We Care. This initiative has helped its people sail through the pandemic period, rise to the opportunities of learning, and reinvent themselves by participating in a series of transformational activities. Sula works with a ‘People First Approach’. All leaders are deeply committed to the development of their teams.  

“This recognition is a testament of how we adapted our HR systems to the new normal, to create positive experiences for all our employees. We are proud of the culture we have established. Our priority was the protection of our employees even before the spread of Covid-19 reached the levels of a pandemic. We will continue our focus on the safety and well-being of our team,” said Chaitanya Rathi, COO, Sula Vineyards.

Some of the initiatives include the ‘We Care Assistance helpline’ that enabled employees to reach out to the HR team for any assistance - professional, emotional, or medical. A customized online learning program was introduced to leverage digital platforms to help employees learn new skills and keep themselves motivated. Sula has also extended its health insurance to cover treatment and hospitalization due to COVID-19. The Happy Hours Session - which is a virtual fun team building activity that makes it a good opportunity to unwind. It also gave employees a platform to discuss any ideas, suggestions, or put forth any inhibitions. Under the ‘We Care Initiative’ Sula Vineyards also plans to reach out to approximately 100 employees in a quarter and ensure their physical and mental well-being.