The World Economic Forum estimates a cumulative economic output loss of $47 trillion over the next two decades from noncommunicable diseases, like cancer, diabetes, and mental health. As businesses acknowledge the importance of health in the workplace, they are also beginning to recognize the relationship between their employees' health and the communities where their employees and customers live.
With Chris Froome's record-breaking win at the final stage of the Tour de France on July 24, 21st Century Fox-sponsored Team Sky once again delivered on its reputation as the U.K.'s premier professional cycling team. Froome, who led his nearest competitor, Peter Sagan, by four minutes and five seconds, became the first Briton in history to win the race three times, and he took the opportunity during his acceptance speech to emphasize the teamwork for which Team Sky is so well known.
Exclusive partnership with Rodale Inc.’s Grow division extends Sodexo’s wellness efforts to further engage, motivate and move consumer behavior
GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – An estimated five tons of salt and 14 tons of sugar were eliminated from the diets of consumers in 2013, according to first-year results announced today for the wellness program, Mindful by Sodexo.
Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation shares news about the recent developments made possible in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside through Goldcorp’s commitment to improving community health.
Although the link between mining and community health is not always obvious, it surely exists. As with any organization, successful workforces require strong, healthy employees and support for the local communities in which they live. For this reason, Goldcorp’s concern for health and safety does not stop at the property line. Focusing on building a strong culture of health ‘outside the fence’ and in the communities where they have a presence is an integral part of Goldcorp’s operational strategy.
Target’s employee well-being program, which includes a dedicated website, has boosted sales and increased employee retention in the two years since it was launched, according to the company’s Director of Organizational Effectiveness. The “Target Best Health” website helps employees to learn more about how to maintain their well-being and choose health insurance options. Target rolled out its well-being initiative to its 365,000 employees in 2010.
Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
Corporate Social Responsibility begins with self-responsibility. If not, social responsibility can’t sustain. When we aren’t self-responsible, we drain personal energy needed to power our social mission. We punch a hole in our energy bucket, limiting our effectiveness. Social responsibility is not an entity that survives with people feeding it only when they have energy to do so. It is an expression of who we are, individually and collectively. There is a consciousness shift going on, and part of the shift is realizing that the end cannot justify the means.