This includes new dads and parents welcoming a child through surrogacy or adoption.
Shell is now offering a global minimum of eight weeks paid paternity leave to all new fathers, complementing its existing maternity leave benefits, as part of its global minimum standard for paid parental leave.
With a global minimum of eight weeks paid leave, Shell extends this to all non-birthing parents (subject to any local restrictions) — which includes new fathers and parents welcoming a child through surrogacy or adoption, and LGBT+ employees. In some countries, the group offers even longer paid parental leave.
Ronan Cassidy, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer, commented: "Every parent, no matter where they live, should be able to spend time with their new child. And that is true for all families.
"No matter if your child was born via surrogacy or adopted, or whether you are married or not, or from the LGBT+ community, it’s an important and special time and we want to support you."
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