Working Mother Names Sony Electronics as one of the "Best Companies for Dads"

Sony Electronics - 09/21/2020

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother revealed its third annual list of the "Best Companies for Dads," celebrating organizations that lead in the areas of paternity leave, childcare, flexible schedules and more. Sony Electronics Inc. was one of the 85 companies recognized on this year's list.

"Millennial dads continue to be outspoken about wanting to be involved parents and needing the support of their companies in order to do so," says Subha V. Barry, president of Working Mother Media. "These trendsetting organizations strive to create an inclusive environment for all working parents, and we applaud their efforts in helping to erase the stigma attached to men taking full parental leave and utilizing flexible schedules to be more involved on the home front. By doing so, it helps moms succeed both at home and at work, and puts them on more equal footing in the process."

"Sony is thrilled to again be named to this list of 'Best Companies for Dads,'" says Mike Fasulo, president and COO of Sony Electronics. "We know that all employees need our support to do their jobs to best of their abilities, while managing a healthy work-life balance. Programs such as paternity leave, childcare, flexible schedules and others let our working parents know that Sony is 'in their corner,' offering impactful options that allow them to successfully manage work and their day-to-day lives." 

The top 10 companies for 2020 (in alphabetical order) are: AbbVie, Bank of America, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Co., RSM US, and Unilever

Key Facts About the 2020 Best Companies for Dads List:

  • Sixty-four percent offer gender-neutral parental leave, and 36 percent offer paternity leave. The minimum number of paid gender-neutral parental leave is 10 weeks versus 14 weeks for the top 10 companies. One hundred percent offer either paid gender-neutral or fully paid paternity leave versus 29 percent nationally*. The average weeks taken by dads with gender-neutral leave are eight versus 10 weeks for the top 10 companies. The average weeks taken by dads with fully-paid paternity leave are seven versus 13 weeks for the top 10 companies.
  • Eighty percent actively encourage parents to take the full amount of leave (versus 90 percent of the top 10 companies).
  • Fifty-nine percent provide transition planning for parental leaves and training to managers and co-workers about parents on leave (versus 100 percent of top 10 companies).
  • Ninety-one percent provide backup childcare when regular care isn't available (versus 100 percent of top 10 companies)
  • Ninety-four percent offer support for children on the autism spectrum (versus 100 percent of top 10 companies).

*According to the Society for Human Resource Management

ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY:
This year, for the first time, the Best Companies for Dads was offered to companies as a separate initiative for which they had to apply. The previous two years, Working Mother Research Institute had pulled out responses pertaining to dads from the 100 Best Companies application. The organizations listed here received the highest numbers of points in the survey about dads, which included questions on parental leave, childcare, adoption leave, fertility benefits and employee-resource groups for men and working parents.

ABOUT WORKING MOTHER MEDIA
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices and Culture@Work are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

ABOUT SONY ELECTRONICS
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.

SOURCE Sony Electronics Inc.

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