At Willmott Dixon Interiors our purpose goes beyond profit, creating value for our communities is something we passionately believe in. In the Summer of 2018 Willmott Dixon entered the Buy Social Corporate Challenge. Since then we have made it easy for our people and supply chain to use Social Enterprises wherever possible. Since 2018 we have increased our social enterprise spend by over 4000%.
We have placed equality and diversity at the heart of everything we do, our sites especially must be inclusive places to work for everyone. In the Summer of 2019 Willmott Dixon Interiors approached Hey Girls to supply sanitary products across all of its projects and offices throughout the UK. We wanted to create safe inclusive places of work whilst also supporting social enterprises. Hey Girls has allowed us to provide environmentally friendly, comfortable sanitary care whilst also contributing to tackling period poverty in the UK.
By installing period products across all of our project sites, we have been able to break down the old fashioned taboo’s about periods whilst educating our people at the same time. Knowing that each pad or tampon that we purchase is helping someone living in period poverty is the ultimate reward for delivering inclusive places of work for all of our people and supply chain partners.
“Providing these boxes on site is a step in taking the ‘shyness’ away from periods, especially in a male dominated environment. It’s a natural thing that shouldn’t come with a stigma, so it’s great we’re doing all we can to remove this”. – Gemma Jones, Trainee Surveyor
Hall of Fame
CMS in Scotland recently introduced period products to their Edinburgh office and will shortly be doing the same in Aberdeen.
The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Fruitmarket Gallery stands with Hey Girls every step of the way. Their ethos, bold ambition and willingness to take risks should be celebrated by everyone.
Period poverty affects thousands of women and girls every month in Manchester. Whilst great efforts are being made to end this injustice, we know we are also doing our bit by buying from social enterprises like Hey Girls.
We’re well aware that the sector as a whole needs to attract more women, and with partnerships like this, we can attract more talented people to come and work for Murphy.
By installing period products across all of our project sites, we have been able to break down the old fashioned taboo’s about periods whilst educating our people at the same time.