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Wipro Pledges Reimbursement Beyond Medical Coverage to Employees

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IT major Wipro has taken a number of steps to protect and help employees and their families during this ‘devastating’ second wave of Covid-19 and has stated that it will reimburse employees and their families if medical costs surpass insurance coverage.

“The #Covid19 pandemic's second wave is wreaking havoc on people across the globe, especially in India and Brazil. The pain we experience is profound because of our proximity to these cultures, and we are humbled by our colleagues' strength and resilience", wrote Thierry Delaporte, Chief Executive Officer, Wipro Limited, in a LinkedIn post.

He said that Wipro had taken 'extensive steps' to protect and help its employees and their families.

“From providing employees and family members affected by Covid with additional time off to recover from the illness, help family or friends or prioritize mental wellbeing, to reimbursing employees and family members whose medical expenses surpass the insurance coverage. We've set up fully-funded Covid Isolation Centres in a number of cities”, Delaporte said.

He went on to say that the Wipro family is committed to assisting during this crisis for as long as it is needed.

"We converted a five-story Covid-Care hospital on our tech campus in Pune, India, last year to support everyone in need. Our 450-bed hospital continues to treat patients around the clock, with 150 oxygenated, ten ventilated, and other ICU beds, as well as 15 doctors and 70 nurses”, Delaporte wrote.

He also applauded the clients for their compassion. "Your support and compassion are deeply appreciated by our customers who write in. You collaborated with us last year to quickly allow home working, which has helped to protect many of our employees. At this point, your understanding is extremely valuable", Delaporte wrote.

In terms of protecting the environment, the IT giant has set an intermediate goal of reducing GHG emissions by 55 percent by 2030 in honour of 'Earth Day'. These goals are linked to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), as well as deep decarbonization and organizational reforms, both of which will help the IT major accelerate progress in its value chain.

Also, the IT major has been working to improve the environment in its own unique way, reducing energy consumption, waste footprint and biodiversity impact.

The company has made significant progress in designing and manufacturing 'Green IT solutions' for carbon-intensive industries including energy and electricity, manufacturing, transportation, and consumer goods. These solutions include assisting customers with the transition out of their data centres, driving virtualization and public cloud adoption, smart grids, waste management, circular procurement and packaging, and so on.

He also applauded the clients for their compassion. "Your support and compassion are deeply appreciated by our customers who write in. You collaborated with us last year to quickly allow home working, which has helped to protect many of our employees. At this point, your understanding is extremely valuable", Delaporte wrote.

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