Our Work

Wellbeing for Workforce

Our Wellbeing for Workforce (W4W) initiatives positively impacting workers’ personal lives also adds value to business growth for companies.

Wellbeing for Workforce (W4W) strives to make well-being a reality for the first mile workers, aiming to reach 100 million workers by 2030.

We care about Wellbeing for Workforce.

The first mile workers face challenges around well-being outcomes around health, safety, financial inclusion, livelihood, social protection, and gender equity, having little or no investment which in turn restricts their growth opportunities and their overall quality of life. 

Our core values and principles encompass Accountability, Transparency, Ethical behavior, Respect, Fairness, Dignity, Inclusiveness, Equity and Equality. We believe business and human rights can con-exist together ensuring a better and balanced world. We are respectful and aligned to each stakeholder’s role in the supply chain, industry norms, and international standards and guidelines. We are deeply committed towards the Wellbeing of Workers, their families and Communities. 

Over the last 14 years, we have partnered with over 30 brands and organisations, built our presence in over 351 factories across 14 states in India and 12 countries across Asia and African regions through technical support on building capacities, programmes, systems and workplace policies. We have reached over 230,000 workers and their families (> than 60% are women). We have directly implemented our empowerment programs among 350 factories in India and have been providing technical support in Asia and African regions. 

We have a highly committed, passionate, experienced, empathetic, solution oriented, global multi disciplinary team. What sets us apart from others is our impact assured, comprehensive, technology enabled and result based approach. Our core competencies are in developing replicable models on transformation, large scale implementation, transferring knowledge and best practices that cuts across boundaries and sectors. We have designed and implemented various national and international programs and initiatives empowering and impacting the lives of work forces.

Our innovative approaches and practices empowers the workforce. 

Our experience in working with work forces has led to innovative approaches and practices e.g., ecosystem approach, caring culture, clustered approach, transformational norms and behaviors, universal help desk mechanisms and well-being centres and more. We work with various stakeholders and key actors in the supply chain such as factories, civil societies, MSMEs,  multi-laterals and large scale programmes (e.g. Government, NGOs, Social enterprises, Private Sector etc). Our segment wise approach enables us to deepen our efforts and expand our scope of work to various stakeholders, and offer customised solutions and packages. We endeavour to ensure Wellbeing for Workforce through partnerships and collaborations for greater reach, better outcomes and impact.

Our assets are the experience and brand image created over the years as a repository of solutions and approaches to complex problems, with proven impact models verified by third parties. We believe that Gender, Equity and Human rights are central to human and economic development. Every human has the potential to develop and reach their full potential, given the adequate opportunities, capacity, support and agency building. We strongly believe that both worker and business wellbeing can both simultaneously be maximised hand-in-hand, and not at the cost of each other. Therefore, we thrive in the quest for a sustainable better life of workers inclusive of human rights and dignity.

We have transformed lives of workers and businesses. 

Our work on worker wellbeing, gender equality and women workforce empowerment  finds mention by International organisations and alliances such as the United Nations Foundation, World Benchmarking Alliance., World Bank, Walmart Foundation, ICRW,  amongst several others. To respond and address the current and emerging crisis around health, livelihood and social areas due the COVID-19 pandemic we have proposed the Apparel Sector Response in consultation with key stakeholders from the supply chain. We are a member of the World Benchmarking Alliance and national consultation on Business and Human rights.

  • We empower workers, especially women through skill building on foundational and advanced life skills, leadership skills, sexual and reproductive health, sanitation and hygiene, primary health, prevention  of gender based violence, gender equality and equity,  financial and legal literacy, and social protection.
  • We create enabling, safe, healthy & inclusive workplaces through workplace interventions that influence policies, systems, practices and behavior changes and improve access to services and products  to achieve wellbeing of workforce, who are the centre of our interventions.
  • We engage workforces and key stakeholders and actors through an ecosystem approach to strengthen the voices of the workers and their rights  

Our vision is to build a caring supply chain culture and scale up Wellbeing for Workforce initiatives, particularly for workers in the manufacturing sector. If you share this vision, reach out to us at [email protected].

Our Experts

Sushma S.B

Senior Capacity Building Officer, LSA

Sukanya R

Programme Coordinator, LSA

Joseph Julian

Director, Swasti Health Catalyst

Shankar A G

Associate Director and Lead - Invest for Wellness, Factory Model

Shaonli Chakraborty

Director - Wellbeing for Workforce and Gender

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OUR WORK AREAS

  • Invest for Wellness
    Invest for Wellness provides affordable, accessible and quality primary health services, every day, all through the year, to urban and rural poor.
  • Wellbeing for Workforce
    Our Wellbeing for Workforce (W4W) initiatives positively impacting workers’ personal lives also adds value to business growth for companies.
  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
    Our efforts in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) champion women’s rights to lead violence-free lives, create vibrant community platform for long term community action and stakeholder engagement, and strengthen community institutions for sustainable behaviour change.
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    Our WaSH initiatives reduced disease incidences by educating and engaging local governments, village communities and schools, and improving drinking water systems, access to toilets and handwashing facilities.
  • Social Protection
    We ensure access to social protection to promote inclusion and dignity of the poor and vulnerable.
  • Prevention of Gender Based Violence
    Promoting gender equality is an integral part of all our work.
  • Health Systems Strengthening
    We examine and address systemic bottlenecks to strengthen health systems that enhance public health outcomes for the poor and marginalised.
  • Technology for Health
    From service delivery and insights-driven decision making to enabling work collaboration, technology makes us agile and efficient.