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Nestle India recruits 42% women candidates in past year, part of gender diversity efforts

Nestle India recruits 42% women candidates in past year, part of gender diversity efforts
FMCG major Nestle India is increasing the number of women employees.

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Nestle India recruits 42% women candidates in past year, part of gender diversity efforts

As part of its gender diversity efforts, FMCG major Nestle India is increasing the number of women employees. In 2020, 42% of all recruitment within the company were women candidates.




Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India, highlighted that when he came to the company in 2015, it was about 15-16%. “We have moved now to 23%.” Nestle India, which currently operates eight plants in the country and will soon commission the ninth, employs over 7,700 people.

“That is not the end, we would like to do much better than this. And in fact last year in 2020, 42% of all recruitment that we did within the company were women candidates and it is a trend that is continuing this year as well,” Narayanan said. “At Nestle’s new plant in Sanand, Gujarat, which will manufacture its range of popular instant noodles Maggie, 62% of the employees would be female. One of the epitomes of diversity for the company would be getting commissioned in the next few weeks. Our factory in Sanand is almost near completion.”

Nestle is investing about Rs 700 crore in the Sanand factory. Narayanan said the company has invested about Rs 300 crore so far on augmenting capacity of its existing plants. This is part of its earlier announced plans to invest Rs 2,600 crore in the next three-four years.


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Nestle India has also submitted proposals for the government’s Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the food processing sector.


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