Labour Practices and Decent Work
Policy: ITC is committed to employee
engagement that upholds individual dignity and respects human rights. ITC's employment
practices are premised on attracting and retaining talent based only on merit. Its
capability development agenda ensures the deepening and enhancement of skills of all its
employees through customised training and development inputs. All ITC employees operate in
a work environment that is benchmarked internationally for the quality of its safety and
Responsibility: It is the overall
responsibility of the Divisional Chief Executives, through the members of their Divisional
Management Committees, Human Resources and EHS Functions, to ensure that employment and
EHS practices in all Units are in accordance with the policy outlined above and to ensure
total compliance with all statutory provisions governing labour practices and decent work.
Specific responsibilities are assigned to different individuals based on the roles being
performed by them.
The Corporate Human Resources and EHS functions are responsible for reviewing and
updating standards and guidelines on labour and EHS policies, employment practices, and
for providing guidance and support to all concerned.
Management: The Company leadership
'walking the talk' and a relentless focus on implementing the policy underlines the
Company's approach to employment practices and creating a decent work environment.
The Human Resources and EHS functions of each business are the primary custodians of
ITC's labour and EHS policies and employment practices, the implementation of which is
reviewed periodically at the Unit and the Divisional levels. The Corporate Human Resources
and EHS functions provide specialist services to assist in the implementation and
monitoring of the same. The multi-layered and multi-dimensional audit framework of the
Company also helps in monitoring compliance with laid down policies and statutory
Training & Awareness: The policy is
shared with employees and potential employees through training programmes, communication
sessions, the Company portal, intranet sites and pre-placement presentations. Managers
from HR, EHS and Engineering departments are provided regular training for effective
implementation of these policies.
Monitoring & Follow-up: The Human
Resources and EHS staff of the Divisions regularly monitor progress to ensure proper
implementation of these policies, while the Unit Heads and the Divisional Management
Committees follow-up periodically to ensure full compliance. The Corporate EHS Department
undertakes regular audits of the Units.
Objectives: The primary objective is to
nurture a culture of meritocracy amongst a committed and enthusiastic workforce from
diverse backgrounds. In the pursuit of this objective, the following goals have been set
for the next five years:
- All ITC's Units, which are already 'beyond compliance' in all areas related to labour
practices, will continue to be so.
- Ensure that the Company's record of attraction and retention of talent is superior to
other companies in the comparative sample.
- Enable employees to perform to their fullest potential to add value to the enterprise,
nation and themselves.
- Enhance the Company's employee value proposition so that ITC retains its position as an
employer of choice.
- Endeavour to eliminate accidents and injuries both onsite and offsite.
Awards: A number of awards for excellence
in Human Resources and EHS management and practices bear testimony to ITC's commitment to
Human Resource Development and EHS and to best-in-class employment practices.
Context: High standards of employment and
EHS practices enhance the Company's performance, help in the attraction and retention of
quality talent, and enhance the equity of the Company as a responsible employer.