Aegis Recognized for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at 2013 SHRM HR Awards

Oct 11, 2013, 03:53 ET from Aegis Limited

MUMBAI, India and DALLAS, October 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Aegis Limited, a global outsourcing and technology services company announced today that it has been recognized with the distinctive HR Excellence Award 2013 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Aegis was selected as the 2013 winner for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion for its Six-Dimensional Diversity Framework encompassing a collective mixture of individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences and behaviors.

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SHRM is world's leading professional, not-for-profit Human Resource association. It provides a platform for thought leadership, sharing of best practices and professional networking within the global HR communities in order to take the profession higher through continuous and collaborative learning.

SM Gupta, Global Chief People Officer at Aegis said "We consider this recognition as an acknowledgement of our efforts towards creating a diverse and inclusive organization, and it inspires us to set higher standards in the industry. This award further reflects the organization's utmost commitment to diversity and inclusivity across all practices and partnerships"

"Creating a culture of Diversity and Inclusion has become a business imperative to boost creativity, innovation and the organisation's bottom line. This honor demonstrates our investment on creating the value for our Employees, Customers and Shareholders" said Sandip Sen, Global CEO, Aegis Limited.

Aegis' Six-Dimensional Diversity and Inclusion framework identifies six unique facets and has therefore accomplished key targets in this endeavor across all its 56 centers and over 55,000 people globally.  

  • Employed 1.76% of the total global workforce as People with Disabilities (PwDs)
  • 35% of the total global workforce as Socially & Economically Disadvantaged People
  • Significant focus on Inclusion of Indigenous People with over 96% in each region where Aegis operates in
  • Involvement of Mature Age People is at 3.92% of total global workforce
  • Employing 92 nationalities speaking 79 languages across 13 countries
  • Global Gender Inclusivity is at 57:43 (male: female)

Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India said "Aegis has successfully achieved a transformation through the provision of diversity and inclusivity with clear objectives that involved all aspects of its eco-system"

Aegis has also been recognized with a special runner up award for Developing Leaders of Tomorrow for implementing best practices for leadership development and succession management.

About Aegis

Aegis is a global outsourcing and technology company committed to impacting clients' business outcomes by focusing on enhancing customer experience across all touch points and channels. Aegis was founded 30 years ago in the US and now has operations in 56 locations across 13 countries with more than 55,000 employees. Aegis services over 300 clients from verticals such as Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Technology, Telecom, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Energy & Utilities. The company is wholly owned by Essar, a USD 39 billion conglomerate.  For more information, write to us at or visit

About SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 2, 60,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at SHRM-India serves the needs of HR practitioners by facilitating exchange of knowledge resources & practices, enabling professional development, and enhanced opportunities for engagement & networking within the Global & Indian HR communities.

Media Contacts

Essar media contacts
Manish Kedia, Senior VP Corporate Affairs
Essar Group
Phone: +91-98197-30092

Aegis (Global)
Danveer Bhasin, Associate Vice President, Marketing
Aegis Limited
Phone: +91-99301-35788

Aegis (Americas)  
Kevin Nolan, Head of Marketing (Americas) Aegis Limited
Phone: +1-214-505-9732

SOURCE Aegis Limited