AXA UK helps in the fight against period poverty

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AXA UK partners with Hey Girls to help in the fight against period poverty

Free, environmentally friendly period products will be available for employees in all of AXA’s UK offices from today

Hey Girls is on a mission to eradicate period poverty in the UK, aiming to make free period products in the workplace the norm

AXA UK has today announced a partnership with Hey Girls, a social enterprise aiming to eradicate period poverty in the UK. AXA UK will be providing free, environmentally friendly period products in all their female and gender-neutral washrooms, to help end period poverty and remove the stigma around periods.

Following trials in AXA’s Teesside, Bristol and Bolton offices, which gained positive feedback from employees, the products will now be available throughout AXA’s UK offices, supporting employee wellbeing in a sustainable way.

Hey Girls is on a mission to eradicate period poverty in the UK, aiming to make free period products in the workplace the norm. The product range is completely organic, vegan friendly and biodegradable, all the way down to the packaging.

To further support, Hey Girls is built on a ‘Buy One Give One’ model. This means for every order placed, Hey Girls will match and donate to people across the UK, via food banks, community groups, schools and charities to support those who need it.

AXA is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, with a robust agenda that goes beyond the Protected Characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. AXA will continue to embed an inclusive culture of respect and kindness, where everyone is welcome and which enables the business to be the very best for their customers.

Zoe Ashdown (pictured), Head of People Engagement, Culture and Strategy at AXA UK commented, “We are very proud to be working with Hey Girls to help end period poverty and remove the stigma around periods. Supporting the wellbeing of our employees is a top priority and we are pleased to offer this solution in a sustainable way.”

Daisy Williams, Partner & Contracts Manager at Hey Girls added, “We are delighted to have AXA UK join us in our fights to end period poverty and introduce period dignity schemes across the UK. Providing their teams with free period products not only shows a commitment to their workforce, but their support to make the UK a fairer place to live for all people who have periods. This is a very exciting partnership for Hey Girls and we look forward to working with AXA as our fight continues.”

Authored by AXA UK

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