Flipkart Launches ‘Ekartians with Disabilities’ Delivery Hub

As a part of this initiative, helping eDABs (eKartians with Disabilities) or people with disabilities find employment is part of Flipkart’s commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 In continuation of its efforts towards creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and supply chain, Flipkart, India’s homegrown consumer internet ecosystem, is strengthening its diversity programs, which aims to proactively hire and include diverse talent across gender, ethnicity and people with disabilities in its workforce. As a part of this initiative, helping eDABs (eKartians with Disabilities) or people with disabilities find employment is part of Flipkart’s commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

To champion this change, Flipkart has added a new delivery hub in New Delhi to its supply chain network, which will be managed end-to-end by 50 employees with disabilities, working in various capacities, including delivery executives, cashiers and team leaders. Through this effort, Flipkart aims to break stereotypes around the employability of people with disabilities and create more awareness around the capabilities of the community as they manage the hub and its operations end-to-end, making more than 1,100 deliveries every day. This is a decisive step towards building an enabling working ecosystem for people with disabilities and assimilating them into business operations.

Commenting on this development, Hemant Badri, Senior Vice-President and Head of Supply Chain at Flipkart, said, “Flipkart is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is at the forefront of leading the initiatives around inclusion and diversity in the e-commerce supply chain. As part of our continued efforts towards creating an inclusive workplace and assimilating people with disabilities into business operations, we are introducing our first delivery hub run end-to-end by people with disabilities in the capital of the country. We are hopeful the industry continues to take such efforts in building a more inclusive future.”

Source: Business World

By AlJazeera