UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out firm Tilbury Douglas has received menopause-friendly accreditation.
Established by Henpicked: Menopause In The Workplace, the accreditation sets clear standards for organisations to meet. In order to achieve accreditation, employers are assessed by an independent panel and must demonstrate evidence of their effectiveness in culture, policies and practices, training, engagement, facilities and evaluation.
Tilbury Douglas received accreditation due to its focus on creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces as part of its Better Together initiative. This included the launch of an employee network called Women @ Tilbury Douglas.
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Craig Tatton, chief operating officer and Better Together sponsor at Tilbury Douglas, said: “Our Women’s Network has been committed to embedding high standards that embrace menopause in our workplaces. This has included seminars for all employees on World Menopause Day and the launch of a menopause policy, as well as training for senior management. We recognise that true inclusion is a journey, but we are proud to be officially accredited for everything that has been accomplished so far.”
Tilbury Douglas also offers 26 days’ annual leave, with the opportunity to buy or sell up to three days, three additional long service days achieved after three, seven and 10 years’ service, private medical insurance, life assurance, a defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%, enhanced maternity, paternity and parental leave, two days for volunteering, flexible and agile working dependent on roles, an employee assistance programme that includes financial advice and guidance, and an employee discount scheme.
Its flexible benefits scheme includes insurance for critical illness, dental and travel, a bikes-for-work scheme, retail vouchers, payroll giving and an activity pass for leisure attractions.