PepsiCo increases paid parental leave

In a move that received plenty of positive attention, PepsiCo ANZ announced it will increase its paid parental leave from 12 weeks to 16 weeks and its paid leave for secondary carers from one to two weeks. The increase is in line with PepsiCo’s commitment to supporting working families and their wellbeing.

The increase to PepsiCo’s parental leave policy puts it well above the average of 9.7 weeks  and follows the company being awarded the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Employer of Choice citation for gender equality for the third year in a row. PepsiCo was the only food and drink organisation on the WGEA’s 2016 citation list.

Res Publica worked with PepsiCo to secure coverage and highlight the company’s wider workplace initiatives.

Altogether, Res Publica secured 156 pieces of coverage across print and online, with a combined reach of 12,793,402. Key pieces of coverage include The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, as well as an opinion piece from Shiona Watson, PepsiCo’s Senior Director of Human Resources, that was published in leading business website Women’s Agenda. The piece explored PepsiCo’s approach to workplace flexibility and how it is an essential part of the company’s culture.