P&G to allow 6-month paid leave to employees adopting kids
Procter & Gamble has introduced a new adoption policy where its employees are granted a paid leave for six months on adopting a child. P&G becomes one of the first organizations in India to take such a step.
Under this policy, both male and female employees will be eligible for the paid leave of six months if they are the primary caregiver of the adopted child. P&G expects this trend to rise since the rate of adoptions are increasing in the country and the number of children adopted by the P&G employees have almost doubled in the last few years.
Sonali Roychowdhury, HR director at P&G India in a statement to The Economic Times said, "The intent of launching the Adoption Leave Policy is to lead the way for the industry as we see the adoption trend rising in the near future.”
P&G was also amongst one of the first companies in India when it introduced maternity leave of six months to its employees. It has also been ensuring diversity at workplace and has 40% women in its core leadership team and 50% women among brand managers. "We are reaffirming our commitment to 'flex@work' by providing greater flexibility in critical life stages like return from maternity/paternity, taking care of ageing parents, attending to a family member who is sick, etc," Roychowdhury had said.