Bengaluru, Karnataka, India:
This mechanism, to be rolled out across all scales and levels, allows the employee to nominate one of their family members (dependents that may include grandparents, parents, siblings, spouse, own children above 15 years of age) under their names for ITW’s Uber business account. Such dependent family members will be given direct access to the ITW Uber corporate platform wherein each of them can avail free local rides (if in India) and free international rides (if outside India) every month for their personal family use, paid for by ITW.
The philosophy of this initiative is to provide a safety net and nudge the employees to pay more attention to, and provide more care for their loved ones. This self-help and family inclusiveness effort comes with no additional terms and conditions keeping the whole experience frictionless – a key requirement for being able to relax.
Commenting about the initiative, Abhinav Mittoo, Country Manager, U4B, India South Asia, said “We applaud ITW for their inclusive offer to provide mobility access to the families of their employees through our U4B platform. This way, family members of employees can experience the Uber magic while traveling locally or internationally, and not be dependent on anyone. Through our Uber for Business offerings, businesses can offer their customers, clients, or employees a premium door-to-door experience by requesting a ride on their behalf. Customers don’t need to have an Uber account, or even a smartphone, to take a ride on our platform. Instead, it’ll open up their world to new possibilities.”
The program aims to ensure that all families have mobility access to travel locally for any urgent needs and not be dependent on anyone. A cashless facility so that families wouldn’t have to worry about having cash in hand or their payment cards being rejected, the company expects this service to be both inspirational and a game-changer.
“ITW values its employees and all people associated with us. And who but their families have made the maximum sacrifices to ensure that our employees give their best energies at work. This is an initiative to show utmost gratitude to each of the families and additionally enrolling them into the Uber safety initiative network. We want to be sincerely able to say – we move you,” said Shanth.
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