Diageo launches menopause guidelines as part of inclusion commitment

Diageo, the global drinks giant, has launched menopause awareness guidelines as part of its commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Through the introduction of its ‘Thriving Through Menopause’ guidelines, the global drinks giant hopes to improve understanding given more than 1 billion women will be experiencing the menopause by 2025, which is equivalent to 12% of the world’s population.

Diageo will be providing employees and line managers, who might be experiencing the menopause either directly or indirectly, with the resources they need to understand how it might impact women in the workplace and how to offer support.

Women will be offered counseling and mindfulness sessions, as well as increased flexibility, with the option to change working patterns if necessary, and be given access to sick pay entitlements to deal with symptoms where appropriate.

Global talent director, Diageo, Louise Prashad, said: “We are committed to creating a fully inclusive and diverse workforce and as part of this to championing open and empowering conversations, particularly in subjects that can often be difficult or taboo.

“With today’s launch of Diageo’s menopause guidelines we are actively encouraging all of our employees to build their understanding of how the menopause impacts women in the workplace and in our personal lives, as well as providing strengthened support and flexibility during what many women can find a challenging time in their professional careers.”

Diageo Plc is a British multinational beverage alcohol company, with its headquarters in London, England. It operates in more than 180 countries and produces in more than 140 sites around the world. It was the world’s largest distiller until being overtaken by China’s Kweichow Moutai on 9 April 2017. It is a major distributor of spirits and the world’s largest producer of Scotch whisky.


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