In a bid to empower stakeholders against COVID-19, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, has insured over 4000 extended workforce part of the supply and distribution chain in India.
The insurance covers personnel on channel partners’ payrolls or contracted by them to ensure smooth business operations for GCPL. For medical hospitalization or treatment of COVID-19, each employee is entitled to cashless treatment or reimbursement of medical expenses up to INR 50,000.
The medical insurance under Digit Illness Group Insurance Policy is provided by Go Digit General Insurance, a new age general insurance company with a mission to make insurance simple. The 4000 plus personnel base who are covered under medical insurance are contract labours, delivery teams, carrying and forwarding agents, loaders and unloaders, and logistic teams including drivers. This is in addition to 2675 permanent employees of GCPL who already have medical benefits.
Commenting on this major step taken by the company, Sunil Kataria, CEO – India & SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, said, “COVID-19 has posed great threat to public health in India. Be it permanent, contracted or third-party, GCPL has commitment towards all its extended workforce. We value their efforts, and their safety is of prime importance to us. Therefore, we have undertaken this initiative to insure the workforce of over 4000 personnel who are the backbone of our supply and distribution chain.
“We have established a comprehensive health and safety monitoring system in all our operating locations. Through a culture of proactive and preventive behaviour, we will continuously review our policy to keep them in line with current requirements and needs of our workforce.”
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