Sands China launches paid paternity leave policy

Sands China Ltd. is implementing a paid paternity leave policy for eligible team members as of Feb. 16, 2018, according to a company announcement.  

Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., said: “The family is the cornerstone of our society. Sands China values team members’ well-being and work-life balance, and is committed to the implementation of ‘people-oriented’ policies and guidelines. We strive to address the needs of our team members, so we’re very pleased to announce this new paid paternity leave policy, acknowledging the important role of fathers in the family. With this new policy, fathers of newborns will have time to be with their families to enjoy this important milestone of life and to support them, helping maintain a harmonious family life.”

Male team members with at least one year of service with the company will be eligible for five consecutive days of paid paternity leave, to be taken within 30 days after the birth of their child.