Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) also known as consumer packaged goods (CPG) giant Nestle India is surging the number of its women employees as part of its efforts in gender diversity.
Chairman and Managing Director of Nestle's India Suresh Narayanan said on Monday that at present, nearly about 23 percent of workforce are women.ĺ
Narayanan told reporters at a virtual media conference, "We moved a fair degree on this. When I came to Nestle India in 2015, at that time we were at about 15-16 percent. We have moved now to 23 per cent," .
Nestle India that at present operates eight plants in India and will soon project the ninth that employs over 7,700 people.
Narayanan said that 42 percent of all the recruitment that the it did within the company in 2020, were female candidates which is the trend that the firm will be continuing this year as well.
The Chairman also added that at Nestle's India new plant in Sanand, Gujarat, which will be manufacturing its popular range of instant noodles Maggi, 62 percent of the employees would be women.
Nestle is investing nearly rupees 700 crore in its Sanand plant.
Apart from this , the Chairman said that until now, Nestle India has invested nearly 300 crore on expanding the capacity of its existing plants.
The Chairman had said this investment is part of its earlier announced plans to invest rupees 2,600 crore in the next three-four years.
The FMCG giant has also submitted their draft for the government's Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the food processing sector without disclosing any details.