Today, we launch our Side by Side Global Maternity Policy. This is a way to celebrate all the mothers that work in our company and also to allow them to benefit from a global minimum caring standard, especially in those countries where local legislations regarding maternity are less generous.
It represents one of the first global concrete actions to ensure that all the new mothers working in Prysmian Group deserve equal minimum caring standards.
The Global Maternity Policy features the following provisions:
In the picture: Nicole Slyman, North America People Development and Organization Sr. Manager
Prysmian Group strongly believes that gender, age and cultural diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Workplace diversity promotes mutual respect among employees, builds a strong culture and reputation internally and externally in the market and more broadly, increases creativity and productivity, and promotes compliance with local legal requirements.
While supporting diversity and inclusion, Prysmian Group also aims at creating tools and conditions that allow all the employees to better manage their unique life and work.
In accordance with this approach, Prysmian Group also recognizes the high value of parenthood for the personal and professional development of its people.
This Global Maternity Policy represents a concrete action at a global level to support parents. It promotes practices that can help new mothers, biological and adoptive, to:
In relationship to the principle “gender equality”, the Global Maternity Policy will also support the gender balance targets Prysmian Group has set for 2022, as it aims to ensure our female employees are not being penalized for the time and attention they have to reserve to children in their role of new mothers.