Aldi expands menopause support with manager training

Aldi rewards front-line staff with 10% bonus paymentSupermarket chain Aldi has enhanced its support for those experiencing the menopause, by introducing training for managers to coincide with World Menopause Day (18 October).

Industry experts Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace were enlisted to provide the training, which will cover raising awareness of the menopause and successfully supporting all members of staff experiencing it, including the additional adjustments that can be made to the workplace environment to make it more inclusive for all.

Last year, Aldi launched guides in order to provide its workforce with access to support for a range of menopause and wellbeing needs, as well as guidance for leaders to support their teams. It also signed the Wellbeing of Women Menopause Pledge and supported The Sun’s Menopause Matters campaign in 2021, both of which required businesses to take positive action to make sure everyone going through the menopause was supported.

Richard Shuttleworth, diversity and inclusion director at Aldi UK, said: “Supporting our amazing colleagues is incredibly important to us, which is why we are providing training to help leaders further assist colleagues experiencing menopause. We are dedicated to making positive changes in the workplace, and know that this training is another step in the right direction.”

Sally Leech, training director at Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, added: “To really change the lived experience of those working through menopause, employers must put in place policies and strategies to educate, train and support all colleagues. We are delighted to be supporting Aldi in the important work they’re doing to support their colleagues.”