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Beam Suntory enhances flexible working policies & parental leave

Beam Suntory enhances flexible working policies & parental leave

Beam Suntory will significantly expand its flexible workplace and parental leave benefits globally in 2020, as part of its effort to foster a more diverse and inclusive culture.

Among the enhanced benefits Beam Suntory will offer effective January 1, 2020:

>> Parental Leave: Primary caregivers will be entitled to at least 26 weeks of fully paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, with secondary caregivers receiving four weeks’ paid leave.

>> Flexible workplace: An expanded global flexible workplace policy debuting in 2020 is designed to promote increased productivity, creativity and collaboration. Employees will have the opportunity to work remotely one day each week, with flexible and compressed working and job-sharing opportunities available globally.

>> Flex hours: In an additional effort to help employees balance their work and personal lives, employees will be eligible to work compressed weeks, such as four 10-hour days, and under a new Short Fridays benefit, anyone who has completed their required work hours and business needs will be able to depart the office at 2pm on Fridays year-round. 

"I’m incredibly proud to announce how we are turbo-charging our global benefit offerings in 2020 to help our people bring their best selves to work and to life outside of work,” said Paula Erickson, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Beam Suntory.

“Beam Suntory is a place where you can ‘Unleash Your Spirit,’ and we believe that offering additional time when it’s needed most, as well as greater flexibility, will lead to even better productivity and performance from our team worldwide.

Beam Suntory has set 2030 ambitions for its Diversity & Inclusion efforts, including women in 50% of leadership positions, 45% multicultural employee representation in the US, and 100% of employees evaluated equally on what they accomplished and how their work was done.

Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi (above) is a member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Network. This year, the company has introduced Employee Impact Groups to support Black, Hispanic and LatinX and LGBTQ+ employees and their allies. These groups leverage their diversity of thought and experience to support the company’s business goals, with additional groups set to launch in 2020.