Westfield Corporation | Sustainability Report 2018 | 35
We have implemented a Working
Families Guide to support both female
and male employees before, during
and after a period of parental leave,
which includes additional support
information and checklists for both
employees and managers. As part
of this, we introduced:
1-2-1 coaching sessions for
mothers before maternity leave and
when they return
A group workshop for new parents
A return to work induction plan
A family buddy scheme which sees
current parents providing support
for new parents before, during and
after a period of leave
A support network of parents within
our business
A working families policy handbook
A working families section on the
intranet so all the information is in
one place and easily accessible for
all employees
Following the success of our inaugural
Bring your Kids to Work Day in 2016,
Westfield held the event again in
December 2017 and all colleagues
were encouraged to bring their
children up to the age of 16 in to
work with them to either of our centre
management offices at Westfield
London, Westfield Stratford City and
Westfield Century City.
This event is a great way to show your
kids where you work with some not
so usual items on the agenda such as
decoration making, films and music,
as well as serving festive nibbles
and drinks.
Westfield US expanded its wellbeing
program, ‘Thrive’, to all employees
to encourage and provide the tools
and initiatives for a healthy work-life
balance. These initiatives include
a broader spectrum of programs
including health and wellbeing,
fitness, stress management, personal
financial and group activities. ‘Thrive’
programs are attended weekly by
any number of employees ranging
from one-to-one programs to large
groups of fifty or more employees.
The variety of program expands to
fitness (yoga, zumba, softball) to
financial planning, flu shots, health and
wellbeing seminars over lunch, and
social activities on Friday afternoons.
Assisting with the program design
and communication are nearly 30
employees who act as ambassadors
for program implementation.