Chennai – Shell India today announced that it has been recognised as ‘a Top 10 Best Companies for Women in India 2019’, based on the annual study conducted by Working Mother and Avtar Group. Being bestowed this honour for the 3rd consecutive year, Shell recognises its enhanced responsibility towards demonstrating visible Leadership of Diversity & Inclusion at the workplace, as also ensuring fair administration of policies, sustained delivery of programs, strong governance and sponsorship of Shell Women’s Network and work culture that enables every employee to bring their whole self to work every day.

The study ranked companies based on several parameters including women participation in the workforce, flexible work, policies, recruitment and retention, work-life programs and safety.

Shell India is characterized by a diverse, multicultural, multigenerational workforce comprising of 20 nationalities, representing 30+ skill pools including R&D, technology, operations, finance, IT, HR, Contracting & Procurement, distribution and marketing of traditional and new energy solutions as well as trading and supply of energy offerings. Women form close to 29% of the company’s workforce in India and are represented across all skill pools, be it commercial, technical or functions.

Speaking on the occasion, Tarun Varma, Vice President – Human Resources, Shell India said, “Our intent is to shape a workplace that promotes a spirit of open innovation, observes equality for all genders, values differences, accepts personal choices and celebrates inclusion. Our– UNBLOCK and UNLOCK approach ensures that we ‘unblock’ a world of opportunities for women, unblock gender stereotypes, and enable every individual ‘unlock’ their full potential. We believe that diverse teams led by inclusive leaders are integral to business success. We are honoured and grateful to the Working Mother and Avtar group for recognizing our efforts. We remain committed to this journey”

For Shell “Balance means Business”. The company believes that gender balance is about equal participation of women and men in all areas of work, at all levels and in all locations.

The recruitment process at Shell has been structured to ensure a balanced intake of women employees into the workforce through campus and experienced professional hiring programs, enabled by employee referral drives. The company places strong emphasis on the development and progression of women through programs like WCDP (Women Career Development Program), Senior Women Connect, Stairway to Success & Mentoring circles. Specific initiatives aimed at supporting women during various life events such as taking break from work, maternity and returning back to work, include programs like Project re-energise, Lean-in circles, Maternity Policy and Mpower Toolkit. The company is also proud of its Retailers, who engage a significant number of women into front line roles such as forecourt service champions with a deep sense of responsibility and care towards their safety and security while they pursue their sustainable livelihood.

As one of the most prestigious awards globally, this recognition from ‘Working Mother and Avtar’ reinforces Shell’s position as a trusted organization and an employer of choice where diversity and inclusion is central to the company’s core values.


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Notes to Editors

About Shell:

Shell is one of the most diversified international energy company in India with over 8500 employees and presence across upstream, integrated gas, downstream, renewable energy, and deep capabilities in R&D, digitalization and business operations. With a retail presence across six states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Assam Shell is expanding its network of fuel stations across the country. It has the entire Lubricants end-to-end value chain in India, from conceptualization and development, to production and distribution. This includes a world class lubricant oil blending plant with a capacity of more than 115 million litres, a distributor network of more than 185 and over 60,000 retailers across the country. The company also fully owns and operates an LNG re-gasification terminal at Hazira. Through its subsidiary, BG Exploration and Production India Limited, Shell holds a 30% interest in, and is joint operator of the Panna - Mukta oil and gas fields. With a focus on digitization and future ready sustainable solutions, the company is nurturing a vibrant ecosystem in India to accelerate energy innovations with Shell E4 for startups, Shell Eco-marathon and investments in new energy companies like Husk Power and Cleantech Solar. Shell also remains committed to making positive contributions to the communities in which it operates through programmes like NXplorers, Access to Energy and Road Safety across India. Follow @shell_India @makethefuture @shell_ecomar to know how it is redefining the energy space.

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