Amazon India dedicates month to LGBTQIA+ community

Author: Nishu June 10, 2022

Amazon India dedicates month to LGBTQIA+ community


Amazon delivery boxes are being sent along with a special tape featuring the 11-color Pride flag, which depicts the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Amazon delivery boxes are being sent along with a special tape featuring the 11-color Pride flag, which depicts the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Demonstrating its commitment to gender-neutral culture, Amazon India has introduced a special tape to seal the brown boxes used for delivery of packages at the doorsteps of customers, a company official said on Friday. has prepared.

The e-commerce company said it has dedicated the entire month of June to LGBTQIA+ – a term used to refer to people from sexual minorities.

In June, Amazon boxes being shipped from fulfillment centers in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru will have special tapes with the pride flag in 11 colors. It reflects the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and the spectrum of human sexuality and gender, said Swati Rustagi, director, DE&I, International Markets, WW Consumer, Amazon.

He added that to support the needs of this community, the company offers a same-sex partner coverage program, which helps employees enroll same-sex partners in their health insurance program.

Employees also have the option of choosing gender reassignment surgery or signing up for infertility treatments, both of which are provided as part of health insurance benefits.

The company also supports LGBTQIA+ employees with access to resources and counselors through its Employee Assistance Program.

The program provides them with resources, counseling, support and guidance in their journey if they want to talk openly about their sexuality with their family, friends or coworkers, she said.

Additionally, to create an inclusive workplace, all managers are trained in inclusive leadership, a program that enables managers to thoughtfully lead teams with diverse employees, she said.

“We stand with the LGBTQIA+ community within and outside Amazon, and we continue to explore ways to increase our influence while growing by providing opportunities to diverse groups,” said Ms. Rustagi.

“Among the many affinity groups within Amazon, Glamzone focuses on the LGBTQIA+ community, and it helps bring together LGBTQIA+ employees, allies, and allies and share experiences from around the world.

Today, we are proud that Amazon has over 200 Glamazon chapters around the world. In equality efforts, our work to make both Amazon and our communities more inclusive and welcoming has not worked,” he added.

10 June, 2022, 5:22 pm

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