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Wipro Signs President's Challenge Enabling Employment Pledge in Singapore

Posted On : 2022-08-10 16:33:02( TIMEZONE : IST )

Wipro Signs President's Challenge Enabling Employment Pledge in Singapore

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading technology services and consulting company announced that it signed the President's Challenge Enabling Employment Pledge in Singapore. The Pledge calls on employers to adopt an inclusive mindset, create barrier-free workplace environments and implement supportive employment policies for employees with disabilities.

Through its participation in the Microsoft APAC Enabler Program, Wipro will open a dedicated channel to hire persons with disabilities to enable this commitment. Wipro will also work closely with SG Enable, the program's non-profit organization partner in Singapore, to enhance its inclusive hiring practices. Wipro employees will also attend SG Enable's workshops, to better understand disability awareness and working with persons with disabilities. Wipro, which has been a partner in the Microsoft APAC Enabler program since 2020, has been instrumental in providing relevant opportunities and expanding its Diversity & Inclusion initiatives across the South East region, including Singapore, post initial success in the Philippines.

Badri Srinivasan, Managing Director - Southeast Asia, Wipro Limited, said, "We aim to create a nurturing work-environment where all our colleagues can thrive. Our partnership with the Microsoft APAC Enabler Program and SG Enable will further strengthen our foundation for a future-ready diverse workforce. Inclusion is a way of life for us at Wipro and this initiative is a reflection of our commitment to action."

Pratima Amonkar, Chair for D&I and Accessibility for Microsoft Asia Pacific, said, "Through a deep, robust ecosystem of collaboration that we have built with partners and non-profit organizations, the Microsoft APAC Enabler Program seeks to improve inclusion and close the digital divide for persons with disabilities. We are delighted that Wipro is committed to creating accessibility and continues to work with the local community build an inclusive workplace for our future."

Tan Eng Tat, Director of Employment & Employability, SG Enable, said, "Having supportive co-workers and managers is important in helping persons with disabilities thrive at the workplace. We look forward to working with Wipro in building a disability-inclusive workplace through SG Enable's disability awareness talks and workshops, and by facilitating internships and work opportunities for persons with disabilities."

Southeast Asia is one of the six focus regions that comprise Wipro's APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa) Strategic Market Unit. Wipro has been present in Southeast Asia for over two decades, having partnered with leading public and private sector enterprises across multiple industry verticals in their business transformation and digital journeys. Wipro also has a presence in the region through its acquired entities - Capco, Designit, Topcoder and Rizing. In line with our growth ambition for the region, we continue to invest in localization, building talent at scale, while strengthening our partnerships and knowledge of regional demands to offer differentiated services and experience to our clients. Wipro has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer in Singapore for 2022.

Shares of Wipro Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 435.95 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 439.90. The total number of shares traded during the day was 163227 in over 6367 trades.

The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 442.35 and intraday low of 435.20. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 71335111.00.

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