5th Global Healthy Workplace Awards Summit, Singapore, 2nd September 2017
This year’s top employers for having a healthy workplace programme were announced at the 5th Global Healthy Workplace Summit which took place in Singapore on 2nd September.
The winners of the prestigious Awards programme were:
Lincoln Industries, USA – small and medium-sized category
Jemena, Australia – large enterprise category
Chevron, USA – multinational category
The runners up were:
LGAQ, Australia – small and medium-sized category
ABFRL Madura, India – large enterprise category
Lendlease, Australia – multinational category
The winning programs underline how comprehensive and integrated approaches to workplace health (including occupational health, psychosocial risk management, wellness and the role of enterprises in communities) can lead to desired business outcomes, such as enhanced productivity, reduced absenteeism and improved employee morale and motivation.
The gathering of business leaders and investors is a further illustration of the growing importance being given to the effect health and wellness has on business productivity. The Summit saw the publication of reports on Duty of Care for NGOs and the importance investors attach to health and wellbeing in assessing their portfolio.
Wolf Kirsten, Co-Director of Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces said; “Over the five years in running these Awards, we have seen the quality of applications improve considerably. They have become ever more sophisticated with comprehensive programmes covering the health, nutrition, the physical work environment and mental health. Most importantly, we have seen the growth in real leadership at CEO level.”
Previous annual Awards Summits took place in London, Shanghai, Florianopolis, and Washington D.C.
American University’s health studies professor, Robert Karch said “The Award programmes have been very impressive. They perfectly demonstrate the connection between having a healthy workplace and business performance. It’s not surprising that Summit spent much of its time looking at how investors perceive employee wellbeing.”