BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional accredited as menopause-friendly

BNP Paribas  CIB menopauseFinancial services firm BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking UK has received menopause-friendly accreditation.

The menopause-friendly accreditation, which was established by Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, recognises practices that embrace menopause in the workplace. To achieve accreditation, employers are assessed by an independent panel and must demonstrate effectiveness through their culture, policies and practices, training, engagement, facilities and evaluation.

BNP Paribas received accreditation by making positive changes to its workforce, such as implementing a UK menopause policy, introducing unlimited menopause GP appointments with HCA Roodlane Medical and expanding its private medical provision to include benefits relating to menopause symptoms.

It also introducted referral pathways between providers Peppy and HCA Roodlane Medical, which had an impact on staff by creating routes to care and support.

The employer wanted to achieve accreditation as part of its aim to ensure staff feel supported by enabling them to make informed choices that are right for them and their wellbeing. BNP Paribas also wanted to be seen as an employer whch cares about wellbeing and understanding in the workplace and will continue to create an inclusive environment where its employees can be their best selves.

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Ian Mackenzie, UK head of pension and benefits at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking, said: “The accreditation provided internal recognition for the great work we have implemented within the menopause space. Importantly, it also makes it clear to all staff that we are fully committed to supporting their wellbeing and take pride in providing an inclusive and caring environment.

“A key benefit of the process requiring so much evidence, is that you can take stock of what you have or don’t have in place. The whole process acts as a great gap analysis. There is always more that can be done and we, alongside all other accredited employers, will have key areas of focus into 2024 and beyond.”