As part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and specifically in terms of diversity and inclusion, the Firm inaugurated its first lactation rooms in their Mexico City office. This launch is accompanied by a policy in which the Firm promotes and supports breastfeeding and ensures the necessary conditions for this purpose.
This project was designed by the Sustainability Committee led by Juan Bernardo García, Partner of the Firm, in collaboration with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. This program includes awareness-raising activities, training mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding and the availability of adequate spaces to provide mothers the possibility of continuing with the period of breastfeeding if they wish to do so.
This is the first stage of the program that includes, among several activities, continuing with the implementation of lactation rooms in the other offices of the Firm in Mexico.
In this regard, Managing Partner Raymundo Enriquez commented: "With these actions, we reaffirm our commitment to families, since we are convinced that providing our collaborators with the possibility of having an adequate and private space for this purpose, has a positive impact on their return to work, in their children's development and in their family life in general".
This program represents a breakthrough for gender equality and particularly pays for the balance between personal life and professional development of women. Actions like these are most important to enrich the culture of diversity and inclusion in the legal sector.
Miriam Villafaña, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility mentioned: "Now-a-days we know the importance of breastfeeding both in the baby's development and in the health of nursing mothers. Having this program represents a great opportunity to provide mothers with information and adequate space that allows them to continue breastfeeding when they return to work".
This initiative accompanies the flexible work and parental policies that the Firm launched a few months ago. Family Leave is the internal policy that promotes equality for all applicants (regardless of their gender identity/expression or sexual orientation), to take a parental leave, due to the birth or adoption of a child, for a period of twelve weeks receiving their full compensation. In addition, in cases of pregnancy, women can choose to extend their maternity leave for up to twelve additional weeks, receiving a certain percentage of their compensation.
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