Tate & Lyle introduces new global Equal Parental Leave policy

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London, UK, 13 April 2022: Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce a new Equal Parental Leave Policy which will provide employees across the world with a minimum of 16 weeks full-paid parental leave covering birth, adoption, foster to adopt and surrogacy.

Equal Parental Leave Policy

The new policy, which is currently being rolled out globally, applies to both birthing and non-birthing parents regardless of gender, marital status or sexual orientation, and allows employees to take parental leave any time within the first 12 months of a child[1] entering the home.

Laura Hagan, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tate & Lyle, commented:
“Government guidance on parental leave differs considerably by country and many colleagues have told us that, in some countries, the time provided simply isn’t enough. We sincerely hope this policy will enable both parents to spend valuable bonding time with their new child or children, without having to worry about financial constraints.

“This is just one of a number of enhancements we are making to our policies and working practices to provide more flexible and family friendly ways of working, and to ensure that, in line with our purpose, we become a more equitable and inclusive business.”


For more information contact:

Esyllt Dafydd
Global Corporate PR Manager
+44 (0)7775 544 136

Notes to Editor:

  1. The 16-week fully paid parental leave offer will be available to all employees (not covered by a collective bargaining agreement), from the date of employment or once the probationary period has been passed (if applicable).
  2. If local policy or statutory provision is greater than the global equal Parental Leave Policy, local policy will prevail.

[1] Children born or adopted after 01 April 2022

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2023, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.75 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedinX (Twitter)Facebook or YouTube