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Upholding testament to organisations ,the KelpHR PoSH Awards 2023 celebrates excellence

Uber India, DBS Tech, Tata Consulting Engineersgets crowned among the others as the India’s Top 25 Safest Workplace

KelpHR PoSH Awards Crown Uber India, DBS Tech, Tata Consulting Engineers Among India’s Top 25 Safest Workplace

KelpHR, one of India’s leading HR solutions providers, proudly announced the prestigious PoSH Awards 2023 winners. The event, held on 7th December at MCA Recreation Centre, BKC, Mumbai, showcased exemplary efforts by organisations across various sectors, showcasing their dedication to promoting workplace safety and inclusivity.

As companies increasingly prioritise creating safe workplaces nationwide by embracing best practices in preventing sexual harassment (PoSH), KelpHR has attracted registrations from a diverse range of entities such as startups, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), limited liability partnerships, and large conglomerates. The evaluation of these organisations included assessments of their PoSH compliance, commitment to promoting workplace safety, and other comprehensive indicators reflecting their organisational culture.

The winners of the 2023 KelpHR PoSH Awards include industry giants such as Uber India, DBS Technology Solutions India, Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, Swiss Re, Indigo Airlines, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Limited, and many other outstanding organisations spanning automotive, aviation, consulting, IT, ITES, Pharma, manufacturing, financial services, and social services.  These companies demonstrated a strong commitment to workplace safety and demonstrated a commitment to upholding the highest standards of PoSH compliance. The awards celebrate their outstanding achievements and encourage others to follow suit.

Smita Shetty Kapoor, CEO & Co-founder of KelpHR, shared her thoughts, stating, “We are thrilled to witness another successful edition of the KelpHR PoSH Awards. This event is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering workplaces that prioritise safety, respect, and inclusivity. The outstanding achievements of the winners inspire us to continue our mission of creating positive and empowering work environments for all.”

“We are honoured to be recognised as the Torchbearers of Workplace Safety: Triple Safety Crown among the ‘Top 25 Safest Workplaces in India’ for the third consecutive year. This recognition underscores our efforts towards creating a robust and engaging PoSH education and awareness program at Uber. Combating sexual harassment in the workplace isn’t just a responsibility but it is part of our commitment to fostering a culture of respect, dignity and equality. This award is a recognition for our organisation’s collective efforts to ensure inclusivity and respect at the workplace" said Megha Yethadka, Sr Director, Uber India.

“We are extremely happy to be recognized as one of the Top 25 Safest Workplaces in India for two consecutive years.

This prestigious recognition underscores our unwavering  dedication to maintaining the highest standards of safety across all facets of our operations, respect for diverse thought and empowerment that allows each individual to be itself and thrive at TCE. Our comprehensive practices, rigorous training programs, leadership engagement on subject and cutting-edge technologies have collectively contributed to creating a secure and healthy work environment.

At TCE, we strongly  believe that this accolade is a testament to our continuous efforts to foster a culture of safety, respect and well being where every team member feels valued and protected”, said Nidhi Mehandiratta, CHRO & Chief Ethics, Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE).

“Prioritising safety isn't just a policy, it's our culture. Winning this award affirms our commitment to creating a workplace where every employee feels secure and valued”, said Shiv Agrawal, MD, ABC Consultants.

The event was MC’d by  Nishtha Nishant, a proud member of the transgender community, symbolising KelpHR’s dedication to inclusivity. Furthermore, The KelpHR PoSH Awards® 2023 featured distinguished keynote speakers, such as Chief Guest, Dr Pradnya Saravade (IPS)––the Director General of Police, Railways, Maharashtra State, and Sridhar Rangayan––the Director of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. The event saw the participation of essential stakeholders, including HR heads/CXOs from the 50 nominated companies, jury members, well-wishers, and the KelpHR team and board members.

The fourth edition featured a distinguished panel of judges, including Dr. Ddharaniikota Ssuyodhan–– an international commercial and corporate lawyer; Zainab Patel––Chief Inclusion & Diversity at Pernod Ricard India; Alok Prasanna Kumar––Co-Founder and Lead at VIDHI Centre for Legal Policy; Vaishali Shintre-Bhagwat––Practising Lawyer & Chevening Scholar; CJ Joveson––Advocate at Bombay High Court; Madhura Dasgupta Sinha––Founder & CEO of Aspire for Her; and Tina Vinod––Founder & Chief Consultant at Diversity Simplified. These panellists were crucial in maintaining transparency and credibility in the judging process. Their diverse expertise played a key role in the meticulous selection of winners, underscoring KelpHR’s dedication to upholding high standards in acknowledging workplace excellence.

The KelpHR PoSH Awards 2023 stand as a testament to organisations’ commitment towards creating workplaces that prioritise safety, inclusivity, and diversity. The event not only celebrates achievements but also serves as a platform for sharing best practices and inspiring others to embark on similar journeys.

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