Bengaluru, NFAPost: Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced that it has joined the ‘Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative’ launched by the World Economic Forum to promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice for people of all racial backgrounds in the workplace.
The initiative is aimed towards driving action and accountability for companies to confront racism at a systemic level, set new global standards for racial justice in business and accomplish necessary policy changes for inclusion and advancement of professionals with under-represented racial and ethnic identities.
Wipro Limited Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Thierry Delaporte said as a global brand that influences millions of lives across the world, it is the company’s responsibility to accelerate every attempt towards equity and justice.
“Wipro is glad to join this important initiative. We will do everything we can to help us all rise up and, together, strive for racial justice. Wipro seeks to access as many different resources as possible, to learn from them, and introduce inclusive practices into our hiring, retention and employee growth approach,” said Thierry Delaporte.
“Without a doubt, we must be inclusive in our hiring process, create new platforms to engage with employees and alleviate existing racial tensions, encourage racial empathy, and cultivate a fully inclusive and welcoming workplace. We want to ensure legal protection to end discrimination,” said Thierry Delaporte.
By joining the Forum’s Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative, Thierry Delaporte said Wipro hopes to cross-pollinate ideas with fellow industry leaders who are philosophically aligned with this belief, and accordingly help develop a set of industry standards and best practices.”