March 30, 2023 08:30 CEST
The new policy, called “When life transforms,” applies to all new mothers and fathers, including same-sex, surrogate, and adoptive parents. The leave can be taken anytime within the first year of parenthood.
“At Epiroc we want to accelerate the transformation toward a more sustainable industry,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “One important part of this transformation is the focus on inclusion and diversity. We want to create a culture that supports equal parenting by giving every new parent an opportunity to spend more time with their child and balance career and family responsibilities.”
The new policy applies to all Epiroc employees worldwide. Many countries currently have local standards that are more beneficial than the 12 weeks, which will of course then override this policy. However, in several countries parental leave can be significantly shorter, and in many places fathers have no parental leave at all; now they will be covered by this global policy.
The policy will be rolling out in Epiroc’s local entities around the world during the first half of this year.
“Our new parental leave policy gives all colleagues around the world who are new parents a guaranteed minimum 12 weeks of paid leave to bond with their new child and adjust to their new role in life,” says Nadim Penser, Epiroc’s Senior Vice President Brand & Communication, Human Resources and SHEQ. “We believe this will be a valuable benefit both for our employees and for us as a company. A culture of inclusion and diversity is crucial to foster innovation and creativity, and we also want to contribute to a sustainable society. Additionally, it can help attract highly qualified candidates looking for an organization with the right values and culture.”
Epiroc, based in Stockholm, Sweden, has around 17 000 employees around the world.
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Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers, and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 17 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.