Pitney Bowes Celebrates Corporate Social Responsibility Achievements in India
NEW DELHI, India, September 08, 2016 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company providing products and solutions to power commerce, continues its longstanding tradition of corporate social responsibility (CSR) with programs that highlight diversity and innovation in India. This year, more than 60 Pitney Bowes employees participated in five programs which made a difference in 20,000 lives throughout India.
Manish Choudhary, Senior Vice President, Global Innovation and Managing Director, India, Pitney Bowes Inc. said, “At Pitney Bowes, our CSR programs are a reflection of our values which are simply that we do the right thing, the right way for our clients, our employees and our communities. As we connect with communities throughout India with these programs, we are inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm of the volunteers and participants.”
CSR and diversity and inclusion programs have led to global recognition for Pitney Bowes including being named to the 2016 Great Places to Work in India list, the 2016 World Human Resource Development (HRD) Congress ‘Dream Companies to Work For’, and the Forbes America’s Best Employers list. Globally, 42% of Pitney Bowes leaders are women and in India alone, 20% of the company’s leaders are women.
The five Pitney Bowes CSR programs in India are:
- The Pitney Bowes Employee Volunteers Program - JORAD (Just One Rupee A Day) – This is an ongoing collection drive by and for employees who donate a rupee every day for contributing food and items to orphanages and homes for the elderly.
- Project Dhaarna – A program aimed at identifying specific development paths for women while simultaneously engaging men in gender conversations. A related initiative called ‘Mayeri’ provides working mothers with benefits including time off and developmental opportunities.
- The Pitney Bowes Startup Accelerator Program – Now in its third year, this program focuses on women entrepreneurs. Upon graduation, 50 percent of participating startups successfully raise their own funding.
- Pitney Bowes Code Inspire – This national software coding challenge attracted participation from more than 3,000 women engineering graduates from 180 universities. Upon its conclusion, five women were offered positions at Pitney Bowes.
- Etasha India - ETASHA provides market-oriented employability and vocational skills to disadvantaged Indian youth (aged 14-30 years). Pitney Bowes funds two Etasha projects 1. Employability Skills Training and Placement for Students of Industrial Training Institutes and 2. Pilot Project for Career Guidance for Government School Girl Students in Assam.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.