Banking organisation Nomura International, sports clothing retailer Adidas UK (pictured) and health and wellbeing provider Wellness International have been recognised as the healthiest workplaces in Britain, according to research by Vitality.
Its annual Britain’s healthiest workplace study, first conducted in 2012, examines the links between employee health, lifestyle choices and working environment and business outcomes, such as productivity and engagement.
Ian Edwards, programme director at Nomura International, said: “Nomura aims to achieve a happier and healthier culture. Being part of Britain’s healthiest workplace sends a clear message to employees that not only are we looking after their health, we’re also working to improve it.
“Over the last six years we have been able to tailor our wellbeing services to our audience based on the health risk data provided from the study. This information helps us to measure and coordinate our health strategy to support a highly performing, motivated and healthy workforce with low levels of absenteeism. Employees are key to our success and looking after their health also helps us retain talent and engage employees, all of which is important to the business.”
For the 2019 report, Vitality surveyed 26,432 employees across 129 organisations between February and August 2018.
Nomura International, Adidas UK and Wellness International received the coveted Britain’s healthiest workplace award in the large, medium and small organisation categories respectively.
Tricia Kalloo, occupational health and wellness provider at Adidas UK, said: “Health and wellbeing is embedded as part of Adidas culture. It is driven from the top and the senior leadership team are equal participants in all areas of the agenda.”
Kallum Lee, clinical operations manager at Wellness International, said: “Given the nature of our business, we believe it is important for us to be ambassadors of health and wellbeing. We are very pleased to receive this award as Britain’s healthiest workplace.”
Other organisations recognised within the report include Siemens Rail Automation, Tideway and Blue Motor Finance, which won the Most improved workplace award across the large, medium and small organisation categories, while Atkins, Gerald Eve and Wellness International earned the accolade of Healthiest new entrant in the large, medium and small organisation categories.
Winning employers were able to celebrate their success at an awards event on 17 January at Bafta in London.