Breakthrough on this International Women’s Day, a new benchmark of 55% Female Workforce at Eveready's Maddur Plant

55 % women workforce at Eveready's Maddur Plant
55 % women workforce at Eveready's Maddur Plant

Women empowerment, that is the theme among the corporate houses in India and with the mission of fostering inclusive work environment, Eveready Industries India Limited achieved a landmark goal of having women in more than half of it's work force at the Maddur Plant on the shop floor, while women consist 5% in it's staff. The Maddur plant offers safe transportation and on-site clinics to meet the needs of their female employees along with on-site childcare services to assist working mothers

The SheMaker Summit 2023 Acknowledges Eveready's Maddur Plant for Women's Development and Inclusive Leadership in Manufacturing and this battery manufacturer is involved in several CSR initiatives- Project Durga, Saksham, Sushasthya, and Go Green are designed to advance sustainable practices, empower women, foster education, and enhance healthcare in local communities forging a breakthrough in its pursuit of diversity, inclusivity, and equality at its Maddur Plant unit in the Mandya district of Karnataka.  


With the mission of fostering an inclusive work environment, Eveready stands as an exemplar of promoting diversity across dimensions such as culture, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, caste, age and ideas. Notably, the Maddur Plant unit sets a new benchmark with an impressive 55% women representation, showcasing the company's dedication to creating a workplace that embraces diversity at every level.

Eveready’s Maddur plant has also been recognised for its dedication to women’s development and inclusive leadership at The SheMaker Summit, a dynamic platform uniting women in manufacturing to witness, innovate, and collaborate to lead the future in the industry, which took place in August 2023 at IIM Mumbai.

Prasad Tantry, Head, Maddur Plant, Eveready Industries India Ltd., stated “On this Women’s Day we are committed to building an inclusive workforce and proud of achieving 55% women workforce in shop floor setting a powerful precedent for diversity and inclusion in the manufacturing sector. The women employees are working in all areas from running machines to maintaining production records in the ERP systems. They handle stores, dispatches and are actively involved in jobs related to purchase, HR and plant security. By active engagement with nearby and rural communities through employment exchanges and school campuses, we prioritize community development while ensuring gender parity within our diverse workforce, driving innovation and success.”

The company owes much of its success to distinguished female leaders, including the Head of Legal & CS, Head of CSR, Corporate HR Leads, IT Lead, Research and Development Lead, and Women Supervisor at the Maddur plant. In support, we prioritize the well-being of our female workforce, offering secure transportation, on-site clinics, and crèche facilities, with plans to replicate these supportive workplaces across our offices and manufacturing units.

Sandeep Banerjee, CHRO, Eveready Industries India Ltd. said, “At Eveready, we are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that allows impartial offering of equitable distribution of work opportunities and responsibilities to both men and women. While we celebrate International Women’s Day, we always aspire to provide equal opportunity, emphasize talent and competence above all considerations. As the happiness of our employees is of paramount importance to us, we ensure work-life balance with growth opportunities. In all our endeavours, we strive to create a more inclusive and supportive work environment for our employees for a continued empowered future.”

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