Strengthening its commitment towards increasing participation of women in the workforce, Amazon India today announced the launch of Gujarat’s first all-women delivery station, operated by a delivery service partner, in the town of Kadi. This is one of the several initiatives introduced by the company to create opportunities for women and enable their success in the logistics sector. In 2016, the company had launched the first all-women delivery station in India, with its partner in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The Delivery Service Partner program is a last-mile delivery model of Amazon India, where the company partners with entrepreneurs. For many partners, this program is their first entrepreneurial venture. They leverage their local knowledge of the community and the technological support offered by Amazon India to seamlessly fulfil customer promises.
“We have created more than 6,000 opportunities for women across our network where they continue to thrive and excel. We look forward to help more women across communities attain financial independence in life.”
This first-of-its-kind station in Gujarat is completely managed and run by women across managerial and delivery associate roles. Amazon India has introduced several measures to ensure a safe workplace for women by creating awareness and building various feedback mechanisms to address concerns through open dialogues. Furthermore, there is a helpline number created for associates to dial in for any support or help needed during the day. The associates will deliver packages within a 2-5km radius of the station. Kadi is located close to 50 Kilometers away from Gujarat’s capital city of Ahmedabad, with a population of close to 80,000 people.
“Our vision is to enable women to discover meaningful career opportunities across the operations network at Amazon India. We have created more than 6,000 opportunities for women across our network where they continue to thrive and excel. The launch of the first all-women delivery station in Gujarat is a testament to our commitment to providing women with safe and fulfilling opportunities and we look forward to help more women across communities attain financial independence in life.” said Prakash Rochlani, Director, Last Mile Operations, Amazon India.
“I am glad that I can financially support my family now. My husband says that I am inspiration to my daughters.”
“I feel grateful for the opportunity that Amazon India has provided me. There aren’t many women delivery associates in my locality and I feel proud that I can step out every day and deliver smiles to the customers in my community. I am glad that I can financially support my family now. My husband says that I am inspiration to my daughters”, says Jayshreeben Patel, a woman associate in the all women delivery station
Amazon India has taken multiple measures to strengthen its diversity and inclusion agenda in Gujarat. Amazon has created opportunities for 200+ women across its fulfilment network in the state. Recently, the company opened a delivery station, operated by a delivery service partner, in the state which is completely run and managed by transgender individuals. It has also provided employment opportunities for former defense personnel and differently-abled individuals across its network in Gujarat. The company will continue to provide meaningful opportunities to individuals in the state from all walks of life.