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Wednesday, 11 December

Healthy Workplace Awards Dished Up

London Healthy Workplace Awards

64 businesses across London have been recognised for their efforts to achieve healthier, happier and more productive workplaces in the London Healthy Workplace Awards.

Organisations and businesses from a range of sectors including NHS Trusts, hotels, nurseries and insurance companies were honoured at a special event at City Hall on Monday November 18.

The London Healthy Workplace Award is an accreditation scheme led by the Mayor of London and supported by Public Health England. It acts as a template for good practice and recognises London employers that invest in their employees’ health and wellbeing.

The scheme supports organisations of all sizes across public, private and voluntary sectors. Some 297 organisations have been accredited to date covering approximately 369,000 employees.

The award helps organisations address some of the biggest challenges businesses face, including recruitment and staff retention, sickness absence and employee productivity.

Organisations are encouraged to develop wellbeing programmes across a wide range of areas, including support for mental health and wellbeing, smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, improving physical activity and promoting healthy eating.

 

Benefits

Dr Tom Coffey OBE, Mayor of London Health Advisor, said: “Creating and fostering healthy workplaces has benefits for both employers and staff, improving physical and mental wellbeing, and leading to increased productivity and creativity. We want better health for all Londoners, and the London Healthy Workplace Awards both celebrates best practice and offers guidance for organisations to improve work standards.

I’d like to congratulate all the winners for their great work.”

 

Good Work Standard

The awards complement the Mayor’s Good Work Standard which sets the benchmark for what the Mayor wants every London employer to achieve, including fair pay and conditions, wellbeing, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

Employers are interested in signing up to the award or want to find out more - Click Here

Picture: The most recent accreditations to the London Healthy Workplace Awards.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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