Breaking barriers, fostering inclusion

From steering inclusive mobility to recognising PwD talents, Mahindra Group's commitment weaves inclusivity into every facet, driving towards a more diverse and accessible future

Reflecting on the significance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed every year on December 3, Mahindra Group continues its unwavering commitment to cultivating a truly inclusive workplace. Beyond the commemoration, our focus, as a Group, remains resolute – to evolve our infrastructure, challenge ingrained biases, and cultivate an environment where every individual, irrespective of the challenges they face, is empowered to contribute meaningfully to society.

A strategic imperative

Globally, an estimated 16% of the population experiences some form of disability. This statistic is a compelling reminder that an inclusive workplace isn't just a moral obligation; it's a strategic imperative. A diverse workforce ensures a broad spectrum of perspectives, this not only drives innovation but also enables us to better meet the needs of our diverse customer base.

Our commitment to accessibility and inclusion stems from the belief that diversity is our greatest strength. Each person, through their different abilities, brings a unique perspective that enriches our collaborative efforts and drives innovation. This commitment goes beyond compliance; it's about fostering a culture where everyone feels valued.

Invisible disabilities

It's crucial to recognise that disabilities aren't always visible. Intellectual disabilities, for instance, can be easily overlooked. Mahindra recognises the need to accommodate such challenges, focusing not just on physical accessibility but also on creating an environment that nurtures the potential of every individual.

Infrastructural changes

We are actively working towards making every aspect of our infrastructure accessible. This commitment also extends to creating an inclusive shopfloor, where PwD employees contribute seamlessly to our operations.

A change in mindset

Creating an inclusive workplace requires a profound shift in mindset. It's about understanding that inclusion isn't merely a checkbox; it's a conscious effort to foster understanding and empathy. We encourage every member of the Mahindra family to actively participate in dismantling biases and moving towards understanding how to support.
Let us work towards fostering an environment where every employee, regardless of their disabilities, can thrive, creating products and services that resonate with the diverse world.

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