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We recognize that to fulfill our commitment to protect workers’ wellbeing, all stakeholders in the industry need to work together. This is why we have endorsed ILO’s Call to Action on “COVID-19: Action in the Global Garment Industry” which aims to generate actions from across the global garment industry to protect workers’ income, health and employment, and support manufacturers to survive during the COVID-19 crisis. The global action also calls for working together to establish sustainable systems of social protection for a more just and resilient garment industry.
We love to connect with our industry peers and all other important stakeholders to share our experiences and exchange ideas. In this ongoing post, discover all the conferences and events we have spoken at in 2020.
To cater to the rising demand of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we have produced over 500,000 PPE suits for frontline healthcare professionals, while ensuring social distancing and other preventive measures during the production. We are grateful to our employees who have contributed to the production of these suits.
Collaborations and partnerships between stakeholders are critical to solve the world’s most pressing challenges across people, planet and profit. This blog series ‘Collaboration insights’ reflects on our partnerships with various stakeholders, starting with business and academia.
By Gauri Sharma and Divya Jyoti
It was an honor to receive the “Best Performer Employer – Rank -1” National Award 2019 under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU GKY) by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India (GoI).
We love sharing our work and learnings with industry and other important stakeholders. This post is an ongoing compilation of conferences and events we’ve spoken at in 2019.
India’s Female Labor Force Participation has fallen from 36.7% in 2005 to 26% in 2018. The apparel industry, as a majority female employer, holds the power to break some of the barriers women face to enter the formal workforce. Read our blog post to understand how Shahi’s skilling efforts are enabling more women to join the formal workforce.
By Gauri Sharma and Sakshi Katyal
As India’s largest apparel manufacturer with over 60 factories, we are proud to be a signatory to and welcome to India – Social Labor & Convergence Program (SLCP) – a first-of-its-kind, disruptive and widely accepted framework to measure social and labour standards.
Our industry is reliant on female labor. At Shahi we employ more than 70,000 talented and capable women across our factories and corporate HQ, making us one of the biggest private employers of women in India. As we prepare to attend Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest conference on gender equality next month, we’ve been reflecting on what we’re doing to support women so we can set some objectives for the future.
India has the largest number of anemic women in the world, with more than half (51%) of all women of reproductive age being anemic. This has been attributed to multiple factors ranging from poor nutrition and repeated childbearing, to high incidence of infections. Apart from affecting mobility, mental health, and causing pain and discomfort, anemia can also result in significant productivity losses. Read this update to understand our commitment to women’ s health.