Eastman Auto and Power Limited, one of the leading companies in energy storage and solar solutions has initiated an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for its employees. An ESOP is a trust fund that owns the company, in which all full-time employees generally earn shares as part of their compensation.
The objective of the initiative is to achieve organizational excellence through the valuable contribution of employees. As a part of this initiative, 15 percent of employees have been granted this scheme. The company plans to roll out the scheme for all its employees very soon.
This is a rare occasion when a promoter held company has rolled out a preferential ESOP program. It underscores the company’s commitment to the concept of inclusive growth wherein every employee feels valued and motivated to excel in his area of expertise. The company is the first in the Indian solar sector to offer this scheme.
“The initiative can be regarded as the milestone in the company’s history. It is a reward to employees for their countless contribution while empowering them to play an integral role in our shared future. It will go a long way in inculcating a sense of ownership among employees and make them as partners in the quest to achieve professional excellence,” said Mr. Satyendra Malik – President Human Resources, Eastman Auto and Power Limited.
Meanwhile, employees have welcomed the initiative. “ESOP is a noble initiative which makes us feel valued and an integral part of the company. It will motivate us to perform even better to achieve excellence,” said Ashwani Sharma, an employee of Eastman Auto and Power Limited.
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