Enfinium has introduced new policies and practices to support working parents, including enhanced maternity pay.
The energy from waste company is now offering female staff up to nine months of fully paid maternity leave, as well as greater provisions for paternity and shared parental leave, as part of its equality, diversity and inclusion (E,D&I) strategy.
Effective immediately, the maternity policies allow staff who have worked at the company for three years or more to receive full pay for 39 weeks. Those employed for a minimum of 12 months will be entitled to full pay for 26 weeks.
Mike Maudsley, chief executive officer at Enfinium, said: “Our aim is to make Enfinium a great place to work for women, one that is inclusive and progressive because we know that diverse teams perform better. We also know that enhanced maternity policies are proven to create and retain happier and more productive workforces.
Launched to coincide with International Women’s Day (8 March), Enfinium believes the changes are industry-leading in terms of maternity and family support for staff, and highlighted its “progressive, female-friendly approach to diversity”.
Maudsley added: “I am delighted to announce these changes to our family support policies, which will put enfinium at the forefront of industry in the UK, reflecting our ongoing commitment to building a more diverse workplace.”