A Women’s Day Gift
THE HANS INDIA |
Mar 08,2018 , 10:55 PM IST
IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings company, recently announced its day care benefit program for its coworkers at upcoming stores in India. The program was flagged off by Peter Betzel, CEO, IKEA India during an event to celebrate International Women’s Day held at its Bangalore office.
The centres named as ‘DAGIS’ (Swedish for day care centers), will be located inside the company campuses across the country. The first DAGIS is coming up inside their new store in Hyderabad, which will be thrown open by end of spring. DAGIS will be made available for children of all its co-workers.
“I am very happy to share about the day care benefit for our co-workers, both women and men. By this we will enable co-workers to be more productive and be assured that their children are in safe hands while they are at work. This will empower women to return to work as well as help men to support their wives / partners to resume work. We believe that equality works better”, said Anna-Carin Månsson, Retail Country HR Manager.
IKEA’s policies are focused in creating an inclusive environment for its co-workers that fits both men and women. The company has been committed to hiring 50 per cent women co-workers at all levels and job functions in India and has been implementing various initiatives to achieve that objective.