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.
A Women’s Day Gift
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.
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.