Period Policy

Channel 4 launched its first ever dedicated period policy in March 2023, designed to enable employees who are experiencing difficulties with their periods, including health conditions such as endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), to get the support they need in order to manage their symptoms at work.

As part of the dedicated period policy, employees will have access to flexible working arrangements, a working environment assessment, free period products in all offices, microwaveable wheat bags to ease painful symptoms, a quiet room to take time out if needed, medical support, including free hormone and fertility tests provided by women’s health company, Hertility, and an array of accessible support and advice.

To mark the launch of the policy, and in a first for any of the major UK broadcasters, Channel 4 partnered with reusable period underwear company, WUKA, to offer employees the opportunity to switch to safer, more comfortable, more reliable, and more sustainable period products. Every employee will be able to redeem a pair of reusable WUKA period pants free of charge, with any unclaimed underwear donated to humanitarian charity, Choose Love – WUKA’s official charity partner – which provides essential life supplies to refugees, migrants and displaced people.

You can download our policy here.  

And if you’d like to receive any future policy updates, or to find out more about how we launched it, email  


"Our new period policy builds on our suite of wellbeing support to help our staff to be the best version of themselves at work and is another step towards equity in the workplace. Designed by 4Womxn, we hope the policy ensures people suffering with period symptoms are empowered to get any health support they might need with zero embarrassment."
Alex Mahon, Chief Executive