Edgewell Personal Care Company announced that as a part of its purpose-led, people-first values, it has awarded global hourly and salaried employees a year-end bonus in appreciation of their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone,” said Rod Little, president and CEO of Edgewell Personal Care. “I am truly grateful for our teammates and their hard work during this time. Just as our employees are committed to us by giving their all to achieve individual and collective goals, we are equally committed to them and will continue to find ways to show our appreciation. Despite the year’s challenges, our teammates managed to safely and efficiently deliver for the company, and for that, we are truly grateful.”
Under Little’s leadership, Edgewell has developed and launched a growth strategy that included a cultural transformation. The company has transformed into an organization that embodies purpose and empathy and prioritizes the well-being and mental and physical health of every employee, from its corporate offices to its manufacturing facilities.
Select highlights that underscore the transformation include:
- Understanding that frontline employees have been unable to work remotely, Edgewell awarded year-end bonus payments to global hourly workers in 2020 and 2021 in recognition of their efforts to keep the company running.
- During the pandemic, Edgewell was one of the first companies to initiate emergency pay, prioritizing health over attendance by allowing employees in its manufacturing facilities to take two weeks of paid leave; the company extended pay to 66 percent of salary for up to 12 weeks thereafter.
- Edgewell employees availed themselves of the company’s mental health and wellness programs, as utilization rose 700 percent from 2019 to 2021.
- The company encourages employees to get vaccinated, protecting their pay during hours missed as a result and scheduling onsite vaccination and testing clinics at many locations.
- During the height of the pandemic, when burnout was reported to be at its worst, Edgewell granted a total of nine scheduled global “Take a Break” days off for all remote or office employees, in addition to PTO and scheduled holidays.
- Due to the significant uptick in meetings in a remote work environment, in June 2020, shortly after the start of the pandemic, Edgewell mandated no-meeting Fridays – providing employees time to catch up on work from the prior four days.
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