Through the guidelines tailored support will be available for women working across our company – from locations including its Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, to those in the St James’ Gate, Dublin, the global HQ in London through to many other locations across Canada, Ireland, USVI and the United Kingdom. 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 our Spirited Women’s Network resource groups, who have brought personal experiences, alongside best practice theory and external peer and partner company thinking together.
The introduction of these guidelines builds on our long-term commitment to inclusion and diversity as demonstrated by the launch of our 10-year sustainability plan, Society 2030: Spirit of Progress. We have also recently been named No 1 UK company for female leadership representation in the 2020 Hampton-Alexander Review and recognised as a leading company globally for gender equality by the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.