Weir Group receives mental health support recognition

Weir Group mental health
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Global mining technology business Weir Group has been recognised for its workplace mental health support commitment in Churches, Charities and Local Authorities’ (CCLA) Corporate Mental Health benchmark – UK 100.

The benchmark assesses 100 of the largest listed UK businesses on their global approach to workplace mental health and ranks them across several pillars, including management commitment and policy, governance and management, leadership and innovation, and performance reporting and impact.

Weir Group, which employs 12,000 workers in more than 60 countries, was recognised as a result of its ‘zero harm’ policy, which enables each employee to have a safe start, safe finish and safe journey home every working day. It also supports its workforce to take a holistic approach to their overall health and wellbeing as part of its acknowledgement that their safety, physical and mental health and wellbeing are intrinsically linked.

In addition, its two-year-old health and wellbeing strategic framework, which is driven from the top of the organisation, sets out employee wellbeing priorities and is tailored to different cultural and workplace needs in each of its operating countries.

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Jon Stanton, chief executive officer of Weir Group, said: “We welcome the latest report that will provide us with further insight and guidance on how we can continue to build an even healthier and more resilient workforce. It is important to me to help develop a space where people can bring their authentic selves to work to deliver the best work of their lives. I’m incredibly proud of our culture of wellbeing to deliver successful, meaningful, sustainable growth for us all.”

Peter Hugh Smith, chief executive of CCLA Investment Management, added: “One of the key aims of this initiative is to guide employers in reinforcing and formalising their own approaches to workplace mental health. It is hugely encouraging to see high profile, multinational businesses such as Weir Group taking this benchmark seriously.”