Employees at Nestlé Purina PetCare and Nestlé Australia celebrated the Pets at Work initiative by bringing their four legged friends in to their head office in Sydney today.
Nearly 40 dogs from a Chihuahua to a 68 kilogram Great Dane snuggled on laps, chilled out under desks, and kept their owners company at meetings.
Through its Pets at Work initiative, Nestlé Purina Petcare is proud to be support the movement calling for an increased number of pet-friendly workplaces nationwide. And, with latest research concluding there are significant benefits for both pets and employees when pets are at work, Nestlé Purina PetCare is encouraging more businesses to join them.
Numerous studies show that pets in the office help to encourage health and wellbeing where employees are able to stretch their legs and get away from their desks. Pets can also lift staff morale and improve working relationships.
Alongside Nestlé Purina PetCare’s Pets at Work initiative, the organisation is happy to support Pet Sitters International, ‘Take your Dog to Work Day’ today.
Purina Country Business Manager, Lal Meyer, said having pets in the office helped to create a positive environment among employees.
“At Purina we’ve always supported having pets at work because we believe it helps enormously with promoting a healthy work-life balance for employees,” he said. “Pets at work not only bring joy to the office but I’ve seen first-hand how they help with staff productivity.”
Purina Australia: www.purina.com.au
Pets at Work: www.purina.com.au/dogs/care/pets-at-work