XPO Logistics has introduced paid leave for its 5,000 employees in the UK and Ireland who are, or have partners who are, undergoing fertility treatment from this month (June).
The transport and logistics solutions provider is now offering staff up to 10 paid days of leave, which applies to anyone regardless of the nature of their relationship.
According to the company, the policy is part of its “commitment to ensuring that its people receive the care and support they need during some of the most stressful times in life”.
Lynn Brown, vice president, HR, UK and Ireland, said: “We’re there for our people when they need us the most. We understand that fertility treatment is hugely stressful, so we are doing what we can to remove finance-related concerns.
“Our people go the extra mile for the business and customers; we want to make sure we’re going the extra mile for them. This policy reinforces XPO’s employee support and benefits packages, which rank amongst the most progressive in the UK and Ireland.”
In March 2023, XPO announced its commitment to helping end ‘period poverty’ by offering staff free female hygiene products at its locations across the UK and Ireland. Following successful trials in 2022, the company rolled out no-cost vending machines for sanitary pads and tampons.