Fine Hygienic Holding continues to roll out a progressive female-friendly approach with its latest Menopause and Fertility Treatment Policy
United States of America | March 08, 2023 01:40 AM Eastern Standard Time
Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), a world-leading wellness group and manufacturer of hygienic paper products and long-term germ protection solutions, has recently recommitted to its ongoing mission to make the workplace environment more inclusive and inviting for all its employees. The company has rolled out additional reforms in terms of its female-friendly policies to ensure everyone operates in a supportive environment. A step towards establishing positive change has been made, as the company is introducing the Fine Flourish Policy, which includes provisions for Menstrual, Menopause, and Fertility Treatment leaves, across all its locations.
All female personnel - both full-time and probationary - are eligible to take advantage of the generous Fine Flourish policy. Employees are granted up to 12 days of leave annually in the event of any illness, symptoms, or complications related to menopause, menstruation, or fertility treatment. Moreover, flexible work arrangements can be made to ensure their comfort and convenience. All these provisions can be availed without a medical certificate and are granted separately from vacations or other leave policies. FHH is regarded as a pioneer in the region with its employee-friendly leave policies that offer time to recover both physically and emotionally.
Kirsty Koen, FHH CHRO, said, “At Fine Hygienic Holding, we believe that a successful business must always prioritize its people. That’s why one of our core values has always been - if we take care of our people, the business will take care of itself. We are constantly exploring new methods and practices that will help ensure our employees are supported in every aspect, especially during times when they need it the most. Every policy we announce is tailored to embody our values and to provide support, and we will continue to be dedicated to looking after the wellbeing of our people and pave the way for woman employment across the Middle East.”
Fine Hygienic Holding has already set the bar high in this field when it previously introduced a series of progressive leaves on top of which is its menstrual leave, which the company launched more than 10 years ago. For mothers to be, FHH provides up to 16 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, which is far more than the recommendations of the International Labour Organization. Furthermore, the company has amended its parental leave policy, allowing three weeks of paid paternity leave, and has also set a benchmark in global and regional companies by introducing a compassionate leave wherein a female employee or the spouse of an employee is granted a paid leave in cases of miscarriages or stillbirths.
Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and MENA’s leading manufacturer of hygienic products, serves consumers in more than 80 countries around the world. Originally established as a paper manufacturer, FHH has transformed into a wellness company dedicated to enhancing global health and wellbeing. Committed to becoming “the shining star of the Arab FMCG business world,” the Group focuses on wellness, sustainability, pioneering CSR programs, and state-of-the-art production processes. Fine Hygienic Holding offers a diverse array of award-winning products including sterilized facial tissues, napkins, kitchen towels, toilet paper, baby diapers, adult briefs, jumbo rolls, as well as away-from-home products to accommodate all types of private and public institutions, in addition to its advanced range of personal protective equipment (PPE) and long-lasting germ protection solutions, it also brings Nai natural iced teas and innovative nutritional supplements, Motiva, to the market. Along with multiple awards over the years, particularly for its products and CSR initiatives, the company was recognized as a Top Employer Middle East 2022 by the prestigious Top Employers Institute in every country it operates.
Rana Kawalit | │ Corporate Communication & PR Director
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