Nestlé: GXO Logistics launches its first Pets At Work scheme at East Midlands Gateway in the UK

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January 19, 2024 (press release) –

GXO Logistics has launched its first Pets At Work scheme at East Midlands Gateway in partnership with Nestlé's Distribution Hub. This is the first Pets at Work scheme for Nestlé UK and Ireland warehouse and GXO Logistics . Around 12 small dogs are currently enrolled in the scheme at East Midlands Gateway. Nestlé has worked with GXO to set policy guidelines for the safety of all dogs and staff. Further safety measures were put in place, including seeking approvals of landlords. Research from the University of Lincoln shows that employees who take their dog to work often report 22% higher satisfaction with their working conditions. Jon Eves , Nestlé Warehouse Manager at EMG, hopes to have more dogs signed up to the scheme and create a specific outdoor area for the dogs.

Key Highlights:

* The Pets At Work scheme is in partnership with Nestlés Distribution Hub

* This is the first Pets at Work scheme for Nestlé UK and Ireland warehouse and GXO Logistics

* Around 12 small dogs are currently enrolled in the scheme at East Midlands Gateway

Original Press Release:

Jan. 17 -- Nestlé issued the following news release:

A new Pets At Work scheme has launched at Nestlé's Distribution Hub at East Midlands Gateway, in partnership with GXO Logistics . This is the first Pets at Work scheme to be introduced at a Nestlé UK and Ireland warehouse and a first for GXO Logistics .

Around 12 small dogs are currently enrolled in the scheme accompanying their owners to the office areas of the site.

Nestlé has worked with GXO to set policy guidelines, from the Purina Pets At Work (PAW) scheme, to ensure the safety of all dogs and the protection of all staff. In addition, further safety measures were put in place, including seeking the approvals of landlords.

Jon Eves , Nestlé Warehouse Manager at EMG, said: “We hope more dogs will be signed up to the scheme and dogs from across the Nestlé PAW scheme can also visit the offices here. We are also working on plans to create a specific outdoor area, similar to those seen at our sites at York and Gatwick .

Research from the University of Lincoln shows that employees who take their dog to work often, report 22% higher satisfaction with their working conditions.

“By introducing PAW to our EMG site, we hope to improve the wider wellbeing of our staff and boost our working environment, for a happier workplace,” added Eves.

Source: Nestlé

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