Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hero Motocorp Initiates COVID-19 Vaccination Drive For Permanent & Contractual Employees

In keeping with its commitment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its people, Hero MotoCorp has initiated a Covid-19 vaccination drive across the organization, including its permanent and contractual employees.

Hero MotoCorp will bear the cost of the vaccination drive for its workforce.

The Company will also facilitate similar vaccination initiative across its group companies such as Hero FinCorp, Hero Future Energies, Rockman Industries, Hero Electronix and AG Industries.

In order to ensure the safety of people across its ecosystem, Hero MotoCorp is also working closely with its dealers and supply chain partners to facilitate similar vaccination for their employees.

More than 80,000 employees, including the entire workforce of Hero MotoCorp, Group Companies and Supply Chain Partners will be covered under this initiative. Additionally, a similar drive will be commenced for Hero MotoCorp’s Pan-India dealer network.

The vaccination initiative will cover both shots of the Covid-19 vaccine in phases as defined by health authorities, and will be implemented as per the guidelines prescribed by the government, covering people over the age of 45 and those with comorbidities first, followed by a wider application in the general population.

We at Hero have always believed in a holistic development of our employees as well as the society at large. With the government opening up the vaccination process against the coronavirus for the corporate sector, we have decided to vaccinate our workforce and other stakeholders within the extended Hero family at no cost.

At the very onset of the Covid-19 in March 2020, the Hero Group was among the very first corporates to pledge Rs 100 Crore as aid for the relief-efforts in the country. Half of this sum, Rs 50 Crore, was contributed to the PM-Cares Fund and the remaining Rs 50 crore was spent in other relief efforts.

As part of its ongoing relief efforts, Hero MotoCorp has so far distributed more than 23 lakhs meals, over 37,805 ration kits, more than 37,700 litres of sanitizers, 45+ lakhs face masks and 57,000+ PPE kits to the government hospitals, Police departments and other agencies.

The Company has also donated 60 unique First Responder Vehicles (FRVs), custom-built as an upgrade on the powerful Xtreme 200R motorcycle, to various government authorities in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha.

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