News Update/ Press Release
Unisys Supports Associates and Dependents During COVID-19 Pandemic with Second Vaccination Drive
BENGALURU, August 5, 2021 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has completed two COVID-19 vaccination drives in India for its associates and their dependents. The company partnered with a healthcare services provider to organize two vaccination drives at its premises in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, from June 18-20 and again on July 23. More than 1,400 associates and their dependents were vaccinated across the cities. In addition, any associates and their dependents who get inoculated outside these drives are eligible for reimbursement, as well as for other benefits introduced by the company during the pandemic.
“Our associates are our biggest strength and their health and safety is our utmost priority. The second wave of the pandemic has been devastating. We are well aware of the challenges and are here to support one another in every possible way. Several new policies and benefits were introduced over the last year-and-a-half to address the needs of the current situation. All of our initiatives comply with government guidelines and safety standards and are seamlessly executed by our teams in collaboration with credible healthcare partners,” said Sumed Marwaha, managing director, Unisys India and regional services vice president, Services, Unisys.
Among other initiatives, Unisys has also put in place a dedicated 24/7 COVID-19 Task Force to assist associates and their dependents during medical emergencies. From the time the task force receives the request for support, until the associate and their family have regained their health, the company’s COVID-19 Task Force assists the family by facilitating timely access to critical care and other essential services. The team also provides emotional support to the impacted families, helping them tide over the crisis. This initiative is driven by a team of passionate Unisys volunteers with the support of the company, which helps equip the team with resources it needs to address medical emergencies such as lifesaving oxygen concentrators.
Unisys India’s Human Resources team and its Corporate & Social Responsibility Council have also collaborated with a crowdfunding non-profit organization to execute a campaign through which Unisys collected funds for the families of associates impacted by COVID-19.
“The pandemic has changed our personal and professional lives completely. At Unisys, we understand the challenges our associates are facing and are committed to ensuring their well-being in these trying times. All of our COVID-19 initiatives, such as the vaccination drives, the COVID-19 Task Force and others, have been conceptualized and implemented so our associates have access to the right kind of support at the right time. We give equal importance to mental and physical health and provide access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) platform and a wealth of resources that our associates can access,” said Avneet Hora, head of Human Resources, Unisys India.
In addition, Unisys has introduced other initiatives such as an informative health and wellness webinar series that includes information on “Doctor on Call,” “At Home Health Check,” “Lab Tests” and “Home Sample Collection.” The company has also empowered associates with online health and wellness platforms that promote physical and emotional health.