Washroom and hygiene services firm phs Group will supply every school and college in England with period products in a bid to create period equality.
Free period products, supplied by phs, will now be available to every pupil in England as part of the Department for Education’s plans to create period equality for all. The government is funding the initiative which will provide free products for young people across secondary schools, primary schools and colleges in England.
The contract for the supply of the products to more than 20,000 schools was awarded to phs Direct after a competitive tender process. phs Direct is part of phs Group and supplies thousands of customers with a wide range of washroom consumables and products ranging from cleaning materials and paper products to hand dryers.
David Taylor-Smith, CEO of phs Group, said: “phs is proud to have been awarded the contract to make period products available to all schools and colleges in England. From our own campaign and independent research we know young people believe access to period products is be a real issue. We firmly believe period products are a necessity, not a luxury, and this is why access to free products at school and college for all pupils is a significant achievement. Doing the right thing is our core ethos at phs, and providing free access for pupils is certainly the right thing to do.”