Tarmac introduces free period products for staff

Tarmac period care Sustainable building materials and construction solutions business Tarmac is providing organic, plastic-free period care products to employees across its business free of charge.

Through a partnership with feminine care provider Organic Mondays, the firm will ensure that cotton pads, tampons and panty liners packaged in biodegradable material will be available to staff and visitors to all of its UK sites.

Its aim is to break down barriers that can inhibit the way women work and build on wider efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace for staff. Previously, the organisation launched personal protective equipment designed for pregnant people in 2019, for example.

Louise Houston, head of inclusion and diversity at Tarmac, said: “Periods shouldn’t be a barrier for women at work and this is an important step to be truly inclusive as an employer. With this partnership, we hope to make a positive impact to wellbeing at work and contribute to a more sustainable future. As we continue to introduce new initiatives and policies to help make progress on our inclusion and diversity journey, we’re creating a better business where all our people can thrive.”

Earlier this year, Tarmac introduced a menopause policy as part of its commitment to ensure that appropriate adjustments are made in the workplace. It provided guidance for managers to ensure that they can respond in an empathetic and productive manner when supporting employees and established a dedicated menopause community.