Global healthcare technology organisation Medtronic has been awarded menopause-friendly accreditation due to its ongoing work to support its workforce.
The accreditation, which was established by Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, recognises high standards and proven practices that embrace menopause in the workplace. In order to be accredited, employers are assessed by an independent panel and must demonstrate evidence of their effectiveness in the areas of culture, policies and practices, training, engagement, facilities and evaluation.
Medtronic, which employs 1,234 members of staff in its Watford and Dublin offices, received accreditation due to its menopause-friendly work in banishing the stigma around both menopause and other areas of women’s health, creating a network where employees can learn together and support each other, and building a strong foundation for current and future employees.
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Jacqui Godfrey, women’s health team member at Medtronic, said: “We are proud of our success in achieving accreditation, and our commitment to menopause education is part of our aim to build a more inclusive culture. We wanted women to see Medtronic as a place for their career throughout all the stages of their life while also wanting men to feel included, and a part of our learning experience is to allow them to support their partners, families and colleagues.”
Colin Simpson, women’s health team member and disease state manager for Gynaecology UK and Ireland, added: “I was having daily conversations regarding women’s health and what more we could do as a business to improve education, knowledge and access to treatments. Menopause has long been a topic of importance and it was abundantly clear to me that we had to come together to support the women within Medtronic as much as we could with education and resources to help when it came to menopause and its associated symptoms.”