Kochi: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) has announced that it has received the ‘NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, 2012’, in the category ‘Most Effective Implementation of Practices & Technology for Persons with Disabilities’. The award was presented to Wipro at the recent Nasscom Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2012.
The Nasscom Corporate Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion honours IT and BPO organisations that have made a significant breakthrough in promoting inclusion. This award creates a platform for organisations to share their experiences and initiatives in enabling employment opportunities for the disabled.
Isaac George, VP – HR & Head, Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Initiatives, Wipro said, “This award is a reflection of our sustained efforts in making Wipro more inclusive and creating meaningful careers for persons with disabilities. It also recognizes the contribution of many people, and we hope that this would spur us on to even greater accountability and momentum.”
Wipro has introduced several initiatives to support the careers of persons with disabilities. These include making physical and IT infrastructure accessible, transforming software applications to suit people with disabilities, designing more inclusive training programs and building awareness through campaigns.
Wipro constantly works towards creating an inclusive environment at the workplace, which helps and supports persons with disabilities to take on a wide variety of roles.
Wipro had earlier received the ‘National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) – Shell Helen Keller Awards 2012’, in the category ‘Role Model Organisations’ for towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
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