Medela's business program wins Fast Company honor

Posted5/11/2022 2:44 PM

McHENRY -- Medela's program Kin: Healthy Returns for New Parents, was named honorable mention in the Workplace category, in Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards.

The awards honor innovative corporate initiatives involving clean technology and brave new designs for cities and buildings -- tackling issues from climate change to inequality.


Kin helps address the challenges many new parents need for a supportive workplace while transitioning back to work after a new baby. Through Kin, employers can provide breast milk feeding equipment and supplies from Medela.

Medela provides breast milk feeding and baby products, health care solutions for hospitals, and clinical education to more than 6 million hospitals and homes across the globe.

"Today in America, many employers are trying to grapple with staffing, retention, and morale, while many working parents are feeling stretched and unsupported at work," said Jeff Castillo, executive vice president for the Americas at Medela. "There is a lot of evidence that supporting an inclusive environment and working parents makes good business sense."

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