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Home Credit India Showcases Commitment Towards Gender Diversity on International Women's Day

- Recognizes women and male employees through Power Puff Girls, Wind Behind the Wings Initiatives

Gurugram/New Delhi, March 8, 2018: Home Credit India Finance Pvt. Ltd., one of India's fastest growing non-banking finance companies, celebrated International Women's Day 2018 with innovative initiatives focusing on theme of promoting diversity within the organization, and recognized some of its women and male employees for their successful achievements in personal and professional spheres.

In the run-up to the Women's Day, the company launched two special campaigns namely Power Puff Girls and Wind Behind the Wings that demonstrates Home Credit India's commitment towards gender parity, aiming towards a truly inclusive ecosystem that ensures a safe and secure working environment.

The Power Puff Girls campaign is a platform to identify and showcase inspirational stories of women employees at Home Credit India who faced difficulties and adversities in their personal and professional lives, but successfully overcame them. The Wind Behind the Wings initiative brought to the fore and recognized exceptional behavior by a male employee that makes Home Credit a safe and better place to work for women. Both these initiatives were organized at Home Credit India's headquarters in Gurugram and other zonal offices across India. The initiatives received an enthusiastic response from employees across different levels in the organization. Of the total nominations received, success stories of 16 women and 15 male employees were selected. They will be felicitated at a glittering event today.

According to Ms. Gurmeet Kaur, Head – Ombudsperson, Home Credit India Finance Pvt Ltd., "International Women's Day isn't just about women; it is more about collected efforts, shared responsibilities, collaboration and above all inclusiveness. At Home Credit, we recognize and respect the presence of diverse groups not just by gender but also by geographical, social and cultural attributes. We acknowledge and value these diversities and encourage and enable their continued contribution within an inclusive cultural context which empowers all within the organization, creating an environment which enhances creativity and innovation."

As part of the Women's Day celebrations, Home Credit India also partnered with SHEROES, a leading women's community platform, for an interactive session on the theme of #PressforProgress. Gender parity is an important issue that strongly influences whether economies and societies advance. Successfully harnessing and mobilizing half of the world's total talent pool has a huge impact on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and organizations across the globe.

About Home Credit India:

Home Credit India Finance Pvt. Ltd. is a leading consumer finance provider that is committed to drive credit penetration and financial inclusion by offering financial solutions that are simple, transparent and accessible to all. One of India's leading non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), Home Credit India has its operations in over 120 cities across 20 states in the country. The company has a strong network of more than 25,000 points-of-sale (PoS) from where it serves over 6 million customers. The company's employee base stands at over 16,000. Home Credit India has been recognized by Aon Hewitt as a Regional AON Best Employer 2017 for employer excellence. For more information, visit www.homecredit.co.in

About Home Credit Group:

Home Credit India is part of Home Credit Group, an international consumer finance provider with operations in 10 countries where there is high potential to grow. Founded in 1997, we focus on responsible lending primarily to people with little or no credit history. Our services are simple, easy and fast. We operate in highly attractive markets with significant barriers to entry. We are a leading provider of consumer finance in selected countries. It is our experience and knowledge across the different markets, which sustainably puts us ahead of our competitors. We drive and broaden financial inclusion for the unbanked population by providing a positive and safe borrowing experience – the first for many of our customers. We promote higher living standards and meet borrowers' financial needs. Our 140,100 employees have so far served over 101 million customers through a vast distribution network comprising over 400,000 points of sale, loan offices, branches and post offices. For more information, visit www.homecredit.net

For more information, contact:
Sankalp Saini