The humble pepper is coming to the rescue of women working in companies. As safety concerns grow, the corporates are increasingly taking more and more precautions to ensure safety for their women workforce. The pepper spray can comes handy in such cases as it is light, cheap and does not require much skill to operate. Many BPOs provide pepper spray cans as part of the joining kit for women employees. Eve Aid, a Mumbai-based brand recently supplied a big consignment to Cadbury India for its 2000-strong women workforce.
The companies that have already procured pepper spray include SAP Labs, Cadbury India and Taj Group of Hotels. Wipro and some units of Infosys have also procured the pepper spray. Infosys even has a practice of its security guards always carrying a pepper spray.