September 23: The India end of leading provider of information technology and business process services, CGI Group has decided to walk the talk – literally! Some 2750 of their employeees took part today in the fourth edition of CGI’s Annual Walk Around the World initiative focused on global health and well-being of its members (employees).
This is a part of the company’s Global Health and Wellness thrust that has thousands of members from around the world participating in a short walk before or after working hours, or during their lunch break. Members across all CGI locations in the world walk for a distance of 4 kilometers at their respective locations with the total distance adding up to symbolize ‘Walking Around the World’.
“Our members are the heart and soul of our company and they drive our CSR efforts. In turn, we at CGI care about our members and invest in them with workplace programs to support their wellness, promote healthy lifestyles and create positive work environments where each member can perform to his or her full potential,” says Chandramouli S, Senior Vice President and BU Head for CGI India. “Walk Around the World initiative gives us an opportunity to spend some time with your colleagues and recharge together”, Chandramouli further adds.
“Nothing is more important to the success of our company than the health and well-being of each one of our members,” says Pradipta Banerjee, Vice President, Human Resources. “CGI with 31,000 members across 100 –plus offices has conducted several health events. Some recent India based events include Eye Screening and Eye Pledge, Blood Donation Camp, Dental Check-ups, Low-Calorie Recipe Competition and Ergonomics– all led and executed by our members”.
This year, CGI India saw 2,750 members participate in the walk across its Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore offices. Walk Around the World also had a handicraft stall through an NGO, selling their merchandise and all proceeds to charity. The event was an effort to engage people to take on their own health challenge with the participation in the event as a beginning. (www.cgiwalkaroundtheworld.com )
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centres of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Sep 23 2011