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Nestlé boosts parental leave

As of 2016, Nestlé is improving the parental leave benefits it extends to its 339,000 workers worldwide.

The food and drinks giant says it will offer 14 weeks of paid leave to primary carers, longer than most of its competitors and more than double its previous leave period of six weeks. Under the revised policy, parents will also be able to take an additional 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

Judy Cascapera, chief people officer at Nestlé US, says the change was the result of the company wanting to improve the lives of its workers who often struggle to manage work and family, and to encourage breastfeeding.

With Vodafone’s recent plans to offer full pay for shorter working weeks to new mothers resuming work, and Virgin offering staff full pay for up to a year of parental leave, Nestlé is the latest in a string of companies to announce overhauls of their parental leave policies.

Big brands commit to halving food waste

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), which counts some 400 retailer and manufacturer members including brands such as Procter & Gamble and Mars, has introduced a new Food Waste Resolution through which member companies are pledging to halve food waste within...

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