Offering free menstrual products in the workplace is an important step towards greater inclusivity and care. It's a simple, yet powerful way to show that you care about the physical and emotional well-being of your team. If you are considering setting up such a program, we have some practical tips for you:
1. Start with research and information
Before you start implementing a free menstrual products program, it's important to do some research and educate yourself about your employees' needs. Have specific requests or needs already been expressed? Listen to your team!
2. Determine the budget
Determine your budget, which depends on the size of your company and the number of employees. Take into account the costs of the products themselves, the dispensers, and replenishment of inventory. Would you like to receive a customized quote? Leave your details here and you will receive it within 24 hours.
3. Choose the right product
Choose high-quality products and products that are environmentally friendly. Nobody wants plastic in their underwear, or worse, in their body. Offer enough variety of products to meet the diverse needs of your employees. Some people use tampons , others prefer to use sanitary towels or a menstrual cup.
4. Install dispensers
Place menstrual product dispensers in strategic locations in the workplace, such as in the restrooms, the kitchen or in the break room. Make sure they are easily accessible! There are various types and sizes of dispensers available, depending on the size of your company. There are small , medium , large or extra large dispensers.
5. Communicate clearly
Let your employees know about the new initiative! Communicate clearly where the products can be found, how to use them and who can contact them for any questions or assistance. This can be done via e-mails, posters, intranet or during meetings.
6. Hygiene and accessibility
Make sure the area where menstrual products are available is clean and hygienic. Our products are packaged in boxes made of recycled cardboard, so extra attention is paid to hygiene. There is no need to place menstrual products in a discreet manner; make sure you show that you offer this facility! This can actually lead to open conversations and creating awareness around this subject.
7. Periodic refilling and maintenance
Make sure the dispensers are replenished regularly, just like toilet paper.
8. Collect feedback
Stay in touch with your employees and collect feedback about the program. Are improvements needed? Do they have any suggestions?
9. Evaluate and adjust
Get started with the suggestions and tips, and adjust the program where necessary!