At ReNew, we believe that each individual is unique, and we respect and value these differences. We hire people from all regions, geographies, languages, backgrounds, cultures, gender and age groups fostering a truly inclusive environment at work. We are committed to accelerating progress, generating equitable outcomes, and ensuring our culture is supportive for everyone. We demonstrate equality and integrity in our growth as a responsible company for all.
Vaishali Nigam Sinha
Our commitment to diversity & inclusion
A message from our Chair, ReNew Foundation and Chief Sustainability and CSR Officer
At ReNew Power, we embrace and celebrate our differences by welcoming people from diverse backgrounds and promoting an inclusive work environment. Our workforce includes people from different cultures, regions, nationalities, gender and age groups.
From local talent in regional offices to global experts in our corporate office, from a young enthusiastic Gen Y to a seasoned professional – our diverse workforce has helped us create an environment of innovation and creativity. They have helped us remain ahead of the curve by being curious, exploring various perspectives, asking non-conformist questions and suggesting unique solutions.
We have launched several programs focused on valuing and utilizing the diversity of each employee to create an inclusive work culture in which people can give their best.
For example, Recruit Her is focused on hiring women at middle & senior management positions, while Power of W is a platform for women employees from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and support each other. Similarly, Global Green Scholars Program provides opportunity to international students to work in India and learn more about our renewable industry. Our engagement initiatives are focused on creating opportunities for employees from different regions and nationalities to interact and learn from each other. We also organize regular policy-awareness sessions for all employees. Other programs like The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women and ReWIN are also aligned with our overall objective of creating value by bringing together a diverse group of people, and making them work as one team.
While we are happy with the progress made so far, we realize that we must remain committed towards continuing on this journey and fostering a robust culture of diversity and inclusion at our company.
Power of “W”
One of our flagship initiatives, Power of W, was launched on November 25, 2016. It is a forum of the women, by the women and for the women. This initiative came into being with the core objective of establishing a diverse and inclusive work environment at ReNew. This initiative provides an opportunity to
- Engage: Engage with women employees
- Enhance: Enhance their skills according to the opportunities
- Empower: Empower them to become leaders
- Enable: Enable them to lead by examples and inspire others
To make the initiative more effective, a committee has been created that focuses on issues affecting women. This committee strives to ensure a diverse, gender equal workplace where women employees can learn and grow at an equal pace and with equal opportunities as their male counterparts. The Power of W committee ensures this through skill development sessions, career counselling, health and wellness camps and guest lectures from external speakers who are role models.
There are 3 pillars of this initiative – Attract, Retain and Develop.
The UN Women Empowerment Principles (WEP) were launched in 2010 by UNGC and UN Women. These principles guide businesses on how to promote gender equality and women empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. In April 2020, ReNew adopted the UN Women Empowerment Principles.
As a first step, we undertook a Gender Gap Analysis Survey that assesses the company’s current gender equality performance and identifies the actions that need to be taken. These principles continue to guide our work in the area of diversity and inclusion.
We believe that we have come a long way in implementing some policies and practices which promote gender equality, however, there are opportunities to further strengthen our practices to become a gender equal workplace and we remain committed to implementing these principles.
“I have been with ReNew Power for 4 years now and it has been an amazing journey so far. Being a part of the Execution Support team, I interact with all business verticals in the company including Wind, Solar, Offtake, Rooftop Solar, Finance & Legal, HR, CSR and Corporate Communications. My most memorable project so far has been the implementation of Ittigi 50 MW solar project. As part of this, I had to work closely with an interesting blend of employees – from senior leaders heading business functions right down to on site junior staff responsible for day to day tasks. This interaction with people from very different backgrounds has taught me a lot and widened my horizons. I am fortunate to have been enriched by inputs from a wide cross section of colleagues across levels – certainly the highlight of my journey thus far with ReNew. I am thankful to the management team and all my colleagues for creating a wonderful work environment at ReNew Power.”
“I have been in ReNew for a year and the journey has been amazing so far. ReNew has provided me with opportunities to learn, whether it comes to professional or personal growth. As the only female member at site office, I have always been given equal opportunities and responsibilities which have enhanced my confidence at the workplace. The workshops under ‘Power of W’, the diversity initiative at ReNew has helped me immensely in my growth and development. I am glad to be a part of such an organization which provides a platform to grow and present oneself as the best version one could be. I look forward to learning more at ReNew.”
“Working at ReNew has been a great experience for me. From being an intern to a full-time employee feels really great. My team is testimony to the fact that people from different backgrounds and cultures foster a healthy environment at work and we learn a lot. Also, the representation of women in my team is high that gives me a boost that ReNew is doing a great job when it comes to women’s participation in the workforce. I feel proud that I work in a diverse team which has given me a lot of exposure.”