A mother of two has actually been the driving force behind Ford accepting supply ‘breastfeeding friendly facilities’ at all their offices throughout Australia.
Lauren Winship, 31, of Altona is an electronics engineer who has effectively led the move for change with the help of her Ford ladies’s group.
“My associate had already had one child and we were both about to go on pregnancy leave, therefore we kicked off this concept of Ford being breast-feeding friendly, that’s how everything began,” Lauren informed Daily Mail Australia.
“When we returned (from pregnancy) we said ‘this is what we ‘d actually want to do”, and Ford supported us in discovering facilities where we might reveal.
“It’s very interesting to be there when the wheels enter movement and see this initiative going forward.”
A Ford spokesperson verified that they will develop locations in all its workplaces around Australia for breast-feeding moms, as required.
“Investing in our people and offering a varied and inclusive workplace is a key focus for Ford Australia and something we continue to establish,” a representative stated.
“We frequently review, upgrade and enhance our work location practices, policies and centers to support moms and dads within Ford, including returning moms.”
Among those to introduce the centers ‘as needed’ are Broadmeadows, Richmond, Geelong and Lara (Victoria), together with Sydney and Brisbane.
Each area will have to be recognized by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) but for security (OHS) reasons the spaces will be reserved for expressing only breast milk.
Recently, others like BHP Billiton, Australia Zoo, IBM and the Reserve Bank have gone through the ABA’s accreditation procedure.