News Update/ Press Release

Puravankara abides by its commitment to vaccinate 100% of its employees in India

National, 7 June 2021: In line with its efforts to safeguard its workforce, Puravankara rolled out an
on-site vaccination program in its Bangalore office on 5 June 2021. The inoculation drive offers safe,
convenient and free-of-cost access to vaccines to all its employees and contractual staff as well as
their family members i.e., parents, spouses and children above 18 years of age. This is a continuation
of the successful vaccine initiative that the company had completed earlier this year for its labour
force and their dependents over the age of 45 years.
Puravankara has partnered with multiple health service providers for the ongoing vaccination
program in Bangalore. The vaccines are administered by licenced healthcare professionals. All the
processes within the program are strictly aligned with the state-mandated health regulations and
local guidelines.
“As a people-first company, empathy has always been at the centre of our employee engagement.
We are heavily invested in the well-being of our workforce and their dependents during this
challenging time. By building on our partnership with local health bodies, we aim to protect our
employees from COVID-19 as well as contribute towards the nationwide immunization efforts. We
will continue to educate ourselves on the evolving health guidelines and correspondingly improve our
measures to support our corporate family,” said Ashish R. Puravankara, Managing Director,
Puravankara.
The company has deployed cross-functional teams to coordinate this large-scale vaccination
initiative for 100% of its employees across its offices in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa and
Coimbatore. It has also implemented systems to regularly update its workforce on safety protocols,
solicit feedback on the ongoing initiatives, and promptly address queries. The leadership also
connects with their teams to share credible and authoritative information about the various
initiatives and encourages vaccine adoption. Additionally, Puravankara has created safe bio-bubbles
for its workers that operate in situ.
Under its holistic wellness initiative, Purva Care, the company has also launched several initiatives
including Employee Assistance Program (EAP), financial assistance as required and virtual fitness
sessions with a strong focus on mental health for its workforce. Puravankara has partnered with 1-
to-1 help to offer professional counselling services to its employees as well as their families. It is a
free-of-cost teleconsultation service that can be availed 24×7. It is aimed at helping the beneficiaries
cope with a myriad of pandemic-led stressors including work-life balance, premarital or marital
issues, bereavement, alcoholism, substance abuse or depression. Through its concentrated efforts,
the company is driven to eliminate barriers that might discourage or prevent its employees and their
families from accessing vaccination or mental healthcare.
Since the onset of the pandemic, Puravankara has continued to play a constructive role in supporting
the efforts of the public health sector as well as the government. Guided by its CSR philosophy of
empowering communities, the company has extended a donation of Rs. 1 crore to build a multi-
speciality hospital in Rajarajeshwari, Bangalore, which will offer free of charge medical services to
marginalized communities. The health centre will have a total bed capacity of close to 140. Its
facilities will be inclusive of Operation Theatres, CT scan, Dialysis Units and other specialized

treatments. In April 2020, Puravankara had also donated testing kits to the Government of
Karnataka to ensure that the underprivileged communities in the state can access testing, free of
cost.