With the average human being spending a third of their adult life at work, the workplace as a source of health and well-being comes under the spotlight at the world’s first Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit. To be hosted in London, the event will identify the world’s healthiest workplaces and showcase the innovative programmes and practices they use to make the biggest impact on the health and well-being of their employees. In the UK alone, 140 million working days each year are lost to sickness absence, much of which ends in a swift return to work. Sponsored by the Cigna Foundation, The Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit is taking place on 10-12 April, 2013 at the Waldorf Hotel in London.
The Global Healthy Workplace Awards are the only awards programme dedicated solely to the recognition of practices and programmes in the global workplace, and the first to use the World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Workplace guidelines. Organizations around the world are invited to submit details of their workplace health programme and these will be reviewed by an international panel of leading experts including: Dame Carol Black, UK National Director for Health and Work, Chairman of the Nuffield Trust and other global experts in the fields of health promotion, health policy, occupational health and associated disciplines. Judges will select the best programs and practices for worldwide dissemination and replication.
The two-day summit will include the identification of emerging and better workplace practices. The finalist from the World’s Healthiest Workplace will have an opportunity to share their innovative working practices and showcase why they have been selected as finalists with the summit’s attendees. The second day will be devoted to presentations and dialogue related to workplace and community health among global business and health leaders.