Suchita Oswal Jain fights for women empowerment, 35% of Vardhman Textiles workforce is female
Jain joined the company in her early twenties, at a time when few women held positions of power. With the opening of the economy, she took a wise decision and initiated the integration ahead of
Textiles. The yarn leader has ventured into fabric manufacturing.
Thanks to his efforts, today Vardhman is a preferred partner for most renowned national and international brands, including GAP, Uniqlo, Marks & Spencer, Target, H&M, Kohl’s, Calvin Klein and Muji, exporting to more than 75 countries.
Vardhman Group employs approximately 30,000 people and has more than 18 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in four states.
Jain is an advocate for female empowerment, with 35% of the workforce made up of women. The organization was the first to seek and obtain permission from the Punjab government to allow women to work at night. To ensure safety, only women residing on the premises were permitted and security measures were revamped. Today, more than 13% of comfortably employed women work night shifts in the organization.
Vardhman Group has supported over 65 government schools and 40 Anganwadis through its school development program. In healthcare, advanced medical equipment is provided to hospitals.
“We are not here to make money but to contribute to the growth of the country and society. As an organization committed to sustainability, our primary concern is to address the triple bottom line,” says Jain.