Raising awareness and understanding on menopause
Diageo has launched its first ever global Menopause Guidelines ‘Thriving Through Menopause’.
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By 2025 there will be over 1 billion women experiencing the menopause in the world, equal to 12% of the entire world population. This highlights the importance and relevance of this topic as it is likely that everybody knows someone currently experiencing menopause.
Through the launch of the guidelines, the business hopes it will raise awareness and understanding on menopause, which is often a taboo subject. Diageo will be providing resources to employees and line managers who maybe experiencing menopause, directly or indirectly.
Support mechanisms available include:
- Access to counselling or mindfulness sessions through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Increased flexibility where needed (e.g., changing working patterns, or access to sick pay entitlements to deal with symptoms where appropriate)
The guidelines have been created by a global working group, including members of Diageo’s Spirited Women’s Network resource groups, who have brought personal experiences, alongside best practice theory and external peer and partner company thinking together.