FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) conducted India’s Pioneering Survey on Gender Parity Index for the Formal Sector in 2018. FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. As an All India Organisation for women, FLO has 14 Chapters pan India - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow-Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune, Northeast & Uttarakhand, with its Head Office in New Delhi.
India is witnessing interesting times with changes in political, economic and social structures on the horizon. As women play increasingly important roles to take the country forward amidst this shift, FLO is best positioned to play a catalyst’s role in bringing about a positive impact. Thereby making it very important for Organizations to have a good rating and being preferred workplaces for Women.
Clarks Exotica participated in the inaugural survey conducted by FICCI Ladies Organisation for the “Gender Parity Index for the Formal Sector in India” (GPI) and it scored an overall rating of 12.0 out of 24 and has been rated “Good” on the GPI rating scale.
The resort’s HR policies such as Not having women colleagues working in night shifts, providing a door step drop in case of second shifts, having regular health checks pertaining to ladies, having the Sexual harassment statutory norms in place and gender quality policies have been drafted carefully, keeping in mind the hospitality industry requirements and the safeguards needed for women in the workplace.
In 2017, FLO had also released India’s first “Gender Parity Index” in 2017, unveiled by Hon. Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
Clarks Exotica CEO, Mr. M Balaji, has long been a proponent of safe workplaces for women and has worked towards ensuring these policies are in place and are executed in a proper manner.
Mr. M Balaji, CEO, Clarks Exotica Convention Resort and Spa, said, “I believe it is important to have safe workplaces for women. To have an equal society, we need women to be able to participate freely and fully in it, and having such policies in place would enable that. The hospitality industry is a demanding one, but at Clarks Exotica, we strive to make it a place where women can work comfortably also the employees who feel this way towards Clarks Exotica. This award is a testament to our work in the past decade.”