Amid widespread concern that older people are reluctant to return to the labour market, Boots has been recognised for its commitment to age inclusivity. The company has become to first health and beauty retailer to receive Age Inclusive accreditation from age diversity organisation 55/Redefined. It says more than a quarter (27%) of its 51,000 employees are over 50. The company has also won accreditation from an independent panel Menopause Friendly, which aims “to change mindsets and attitudes towards menopause”, making it “as easy to talk about as the weather”. Four in five of Boots’ staff are women.