Mumsnet's Publish Parental Leave Campaign
Publish Parental Leave Campaign
In 2019, Mumsnet launched the #PublishParentalLeave campaign to get the government to compel large companies to publish their parental leave policies, alongside their gender pay gap reporting.
Publishing these policies is a huge step forward for equality in the workplace. It not only allows women and men to make informed decisions about their career — it also promotes an open, understanding and non-discriminatory work environment, where a career doesn’t have to come at the expense of family commitments or work-life balance.
As part of the campaign, we contacted all of the FTSE 350 companies who don't currently publish their policies. As a result, 15 companies have published their parental policies so far, with many more pledging to do so in the future.
We want to celebrate these companies who have taken this step towards a more equal future.
“At NewRiver we know that the success of the company comes from the people within our team. Since our formation in 2009 we have worked hard to create a collaborative culture for our employees that promotes teamwork, personal development and long-term career fulfilment within a friendly and supportive working environment.
We are committed to ensuring that our policies and practices at NewRiver enable all our staff to choose what is best for them, particularly in offering enhanced shared parental leave provisions which are superior to many other companies today. As a working mother of two children in the late eighties myself, the practices and policies available to families were not as flexible as they can be today and this is an area which I am passionate about developing as we seek to enable all our talented team to develop their careers in the way they choose in conjunction with a healthy and happy work life balance.”
- Edith Monfries, Head of HR at NewRiver REIT plc.
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