Commitment to Action

Coalition to Improve Parental Workplace Support Practices

Commitment by

American Academy of Pediatrics, Barclays plc, KKR, Nestlé, Danone US

In 2015, a coalition of experts and leading companies, spearheaded by Danone US and including EY, Nestlé, Barclays, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Cornell University, committed to implement a range of parental workplace support practices that ultimately improve health, development, and economic outcomes for both families and companies. These practices around parental workplace support range from transformative strategies, such as longer paid parental leave, to more modest yet highly meaningful ones, such as providing transition support training. Specifically, Danone US will extend its paid maternity leave to six months (including in the case of adoption, surrogacy, and primary care givers within same sex couples), EY is developing a campaign to encourage men to take their full paid leave and increasing the percentage of parents participating in a career and family transitions coaching program, Nestlé will study the impact of its new maternity policy by conducting internal analysis on retention rates of new mothers, KKR will improve its policies and resources for those employees who choose to breastfeed through a series of efforts designed to advance the tools and resources available to nursing mothers and expand its US Adoption Assistance Program, Barclays will provide more flexible return-to-work policies, AAP will provide access to existing educational tools and resources to the companies making this commitment, and Cornell will provide the expertise of faculty, academics, and staff in the areas of global maternal and infant health to commitment-making organizations.

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Summary

Commitment

Coalition to Improve Parental Workplace Support Practices

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,200,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

American Academy of Pediatrics, Barclays plc, KKR, Nestlé, Danone US

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Cornell University