Leave it to a yogurt company to understand the importance of good culture.
Stonyfield Farm, the Londonderry-based yogurt maker, just announced one of the most generous paid parental leave programs in America: Six months paid maternity and primary caregiver leave.
This policy will go live next summer, and will give new mothers and primary caregivers the time they need to be there for their families.
“The U.S. is tragically behind the rest of the world when it comes to acknowledging all of the benefits that come along with having a caregiver home when a child is introduced to the family,” said a company spokeswoman. “It resonates throughout that child’s life. … We’re doing it because America is not doing it for us.”