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About the Equal Opportunity Pledge

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, government and civil society. In this role, it is natural for CII to promote inclusion of women in the workspace, which is the only sustainable way to achieve economic growth.

This year, CII along with CII Indian Women Network (IWN) developed the Equal Opportunity Guidelines and pledge to nudge the industry towards Gender Parity. We believe that signing up for this pledge and agreeing to follow the guidelines would be a step in the right direction and a beginning.

As you review the guidelines, you will realise that the guidelines apply to all employees, vendors, contractors, communities and visitors. The guidelines therefore apply not just to recruitment, but extend to include promotions, transfers, leadership development, wage, benefits and working conditions.

CII will work closely with the companies through webinars, trainings and workshops to enable them to adopt and integrate these guidelines into company practices. We will also work with our members to identify parameters to capture the impact and best practices for industry wide dissemination and recognition.