Accenture PLC was founded in the year 1989 by Arthur E. Andersen and Clarence DeLany is management consulting firm and has presence globally. It provides services like consulting, technology, strategy, operations and digital to its clients. Since 2010, Accenture has been organizing the Skills to Succeed initiative programme in India. The programme empowers persons with disabilities, who receive training in the skills needed in some high-demand job sectors for instance business process outsourcing, facilities management and hospitality, retail, construction and micro-enterprise. The company has a network called ‘PwD Champions Network’ that includes PwD employees. The company also provides business cards printed in Braille to all its inclusion and diversity sponsors to sensitize and impact people. The company also encourages reasonable modifications to a job or the work environment to ensure that a qualified individual with a disability has privileges and rights equal to those of employees without disabilities.
Tata Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded in 1868 by Jamsetji Tata. Titan Industries, Tata group’s watch-making division started employing the disabled in 1980s. The differently abled constitute about 4 percent of Tata’s employees. They are given tasks with low levels of body risk, the least physical movement and minimum verbal communication. The Tata Group employs the differently abled in, Tanishq, Tata Motors Titan and Industries.
Lemon Tree Hotels
Lemon Tree Hotels was founded in the year 2002 and is headquartered at New Delhi. It is India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-priced hotel sector, and the 3rd largest overall, in terms of controlling interest in leased and owned rooms. As of 2017, 22 percent of their staff consisted of people with disability. It aims to increase the number to 10 percent by end of 2025. Lemon Tree has also developed a standard process to induct people with disabilities into its entire hotels pan India. It believes in being an equal opportunity employer and has been acknowledged on various platforms for its work towards employing individuals with disability. The disabled employees consist of down symptoms, speech and hearing impairment, and orthopedically handicapped. In fact one employee with disability is working as a part of the President and Executive Director’s team in the corporate office. Disabled employees are spread across the management roles, supervisory roles, and semi-skilled in Food and Beverage services.