Procter & Gamble India (P&G India), the FMCG major, announced a new ‘Infertility Treatment’ policy at its 4th annual #WeSeeEqual Equality & Inclusion Summit, to support employees and their partners with more inclusive opportunities for family planning.
Under this policy, the company will cover the expenses borne by employees and their partners for availing infertility treatments including Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) among others. The new policy supports employees of diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures. The policy includes coverage for both in-patient (IPD) and out-patient (OPD) expenses borne for infertility treatments by employees and their partners.
PM Srinivas, Head – Human Resources, P&G India said, “We keep upgrading our bouquet of policies and programs to cater to our diverse workforce. We understand that infertility treatments can be financially and emotionally stressful for individuals and families. With this comprehensive infertility policy, we aim to provide our people with the necessary support and resources to empower them in their personal and family planning journeys.”
P&G is dedicated to improving the lives of its employees while also helping them live their lives better. Hence, the company has continued to introduce a range of benefits that promote equality, inclusivity and provide choice, flexibility, and support at all stages of their personal and professional journeys.
These benefits include:
• Share The Care program: an inclusive parental leave program that entitles all new parents including biological parents, domestic partners, adoptive parents, and parents in same-sex couples to eight weeks of fully paid parental leave
• Lead With Care program: a first-of-its-kind policy, enabling employees to avail holistic caregiving support for children with disabilities and special needs. This includes extended annual medical coverage, specialized day-care support and a 24X7 employee assistance program (EAP)
• Extended benefits to partners of LGBTQ+ employees: including medical and workplace benefits