House of Commons
EDM #2322
Tabled 24 April 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House warmly congratulates Diageo on its recent announcement that all of its UK employees now benefit from a policy which offers both women and men an equal 52 weeks of parental leave, with the first 26 weeks fully paid; commends Diageo on implementing this policy that strengthens its existing support for returning parents, which includes the option of keeping-in-touch days, parental coaching, flexible working policies and access to free independent counselling; further commends the employer on its ambitious aims of supporting gender equality and creating a fully inclusive and diverse workforce; and encourages other employers to follow Diageo's example in providing additional support to its valued members of staff and their families.