Mondelēz International becomes an ‘Employer with Heart’
In the UK, Mondelēz International are #PROUD to have signed up to the ‘Smallest Things Best Employer Charter’ and become an ‘Employer with Heart’. Supporting the needs of premature babies and their families.
As part of this partnership the company are proud to announce the following enhancements to our Family Leave Policy in the UK regarding prematurity:
- If your baby is born prematurely the birth mother will be entitled to full pay until what would have been the 37th week of pregnancy. At this point your Maternity/Shared Parental Leave will commence.
- In addition to a partners 2 weeks statutory paternity leave they will be entitled to an 2 additional weeks of full pay.
In the UK, there are 60,000 premature babies born a year, that’s 1 in 13 babies. Once a premature baby is born, this is the start of a long journey for parents and can vary greatly depending on how early the baby was born.
Catriona Ogilvy, founder and chair of The Smallest Things said:
“We are delighted that Mondelēz International in the UK have become an Employer with Heart, giving parents of babies born prematurely the extra time they need. Visiting a fragile baby on a neonatal intensive care unit for weeks, sometimes months, is a stressful and often terrifying experience and I know how much this will mean to employees at Mondelēz who find themselves in this uncertain position. We hope that other employers continue to make similar changes."
Inclusion group ‘Families @ MDLZ’ support employees to manage and balance work, family life and family leave, be that now or for the future. Since launching in January 2019, the group has evolved from initially supporting new and expectant parents to now also supporting all employees to manage and balance work, family life and family leave. The group are committed to aiding all employees at different stages of family life and are proud to announce this next evolution in their journey.
To learn more about The Smallest Things Premature Baby Charity or Employer with Heart Charter, visit: Employer With Heart - About — The Smallest Things