Eight businesses awarded Wakefield Wellbeing Charter Mark

22/03/2017, PR8508

Eight workplaces have been awarded a Wakefield Wellbeing Charter Mark - for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their staff.

The scheme has been put in place to encourage workplaces across the district to take action and promote healthy lifestyles.

Wakefield Wellbeing Charter Mark

​Businesses that have been awarded a Charter Mark are Haribo, DHL Argos, Nova, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,  NHS Prescription Services, 2 Sisters Food Group, YPO and Superdrug. A further 25 businesses are working towards gaining the Mark.

Cllr Pat Garbutt

​Cllr Pat Garbutt, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at Wakefield Council, said: "I am pleased these businesses are showing they are committed to promoting good health amongst their employees.

"A workplace that promotes health is a great way of improving the overall health of our residents.

"As well as benefiting individuals, having a healthy workforce has been shown to significantly increase business productivity through improved staff morale. There are also fewer accidents and a reduction in the amount of time employees take off work sick."

Businesses that have been awarded the charter mark are required to have an action plan to identify how they will improve their workplace's health and wellbeing. This can include initiatives to encourage people to be physically active, give the workforce opportunities to make healthy choices, such as stopping smoking, and promoting good mental health.

Organisations are assessed annually and must demonstrate they are actively working towards their plan. 

For more information visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/workplacehealth or email workplacehealth@wakefield.gov.uk

 

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