Red lockers an important step towards gender equality
The young girls from RedLocker immediately caught the attention of Ragn-Sells’ HR department when presenting their innovation. The idea of free menstrual care products in the workplace is fully in line with the company’s work on gender equality and inclusion.
RedLocker was founded in 2018 by two secondary school classmates as a UF company (young entrepreneurship). They noticed the taboos, anxiety and sometimes barriers that women and girls can experience in relation to menstruation. So they set out to develop a product that could create gender equal, inclusive work and study environments by providing free period products in locations such as workplaces and schools.
RedLocker is exactly what the name indicates. The company offers smart red lockers that are placed in the ladies’ toilets and dispense a free tampon at the touch of a button.
In autumn 2021, Ragn-Sells installed red lockers in 17 offices and plants in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Estonia.
Susanne Schumann, HR Director of Ragn-Sells Group, sees the partnership with RedLocker as a natural initiative as part of the company’s overall gender equality work and a concrete activity and contribution in relation to Ragn-Sells’ sustainability goals on diversity, gender equality and an inclusive workplace.
– As an organisation we want to be proactive and forward-looking, and we have therefore decided to start a partnership with RedLocker. Moving forward we will provide free hygiene products in the same way as we provide other common toiletries to all employees. We are proud to support an inclusive environment at Ragn-Sells, says Susanne.