The Philippine operations of outsourcing giant Accenture announced that it has increased its maternity leave benefit to 120 calendar days of paid leave, from the statutory requirement of 60 days for normal delivery.
?Accenture recognizes the valuable contribution and sacrifice of working mothers, who need more time off from work to focus on caring for their newborn,? said Lito Tayag, country managing director of Accenture in the Philippines.
?Upgrading our maternity leave benefit is an important milestone for us, as part of our continuing effort to be the most inclusive and diverse organization and employer of choice in the country.?
Accenture is one of the first companies in the country to offer this new employee benefit, which takes effect on September 1, 2015.
The move is a key component of the company?s already existing suite of benefits for new parents, which includes: adoption leave; lactation breaks; Diana rooms; maternity care education program; maternity benefits brownbag sessions; and the fit-to-work certification.