2021 Awards Finalist Profiles
Avail Car Sharing (USA)
Avail is a car sharing company with 200 employees based in San Francisco, California. Avail’s recently established wellness program has an allocated budget and focuses on enhancing emotional, physical, financial, and professional wellness. The Social Impact Lead runs both the Wellness Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Senior leadership is represented on the Wellness Committee, which meets every other week, and informal ambassadors advocate for wellness within their teams. Employees are required to spend at least 5 hours per quarter on wellness and education for performance management. As most of the employees work from home ergonomic home office materials can be ordered, managers are coached on prioritization and recognizing signs of burn out while employees are coached on boundaries and communication. In spite of the current difficult time employees feel supported and satisfaction stands around 85%.
Easternwell specialises in providing drilling, well servicing and remote mobile camp management services as part of Ventia, one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest essential services companies. Through the company’s Live Well program, employees are empowered to manage their health and wellbeing through four pillars of nutrition, physical health, mental health, and community. The program is managed by a full-time Wellness Coordinator who oversees the design, delivery, improvement, and evaluation of the Live Well program for Easternwell’s camp management team. Easternwell’s Live Well program has proven to reduce workforce turnover, decrease injury rates and reduce absenteeism within the mining and resources sector.
Indian Oil (India)
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) is India’s national oil company with 33,500 employees who manage nine refineries and 400 installations of LPG and POL terminals and pipelines. The company leadership shows visible endorsement of the healthy workplace program through the Lead Talks (motivational speeches) by renowned speakers on the core values of IOCL: Care Innovation Passion and Trust. Annual checkups are compulsory and part of the Performance Appraisal System. A complete medical history is recorded from the time of joining with a strict health monitoring system and regular follow up. Indian Oil conducts rigorous health audits of all locations leading to improvements within a target date and action reports which are shared with the corporate office. IOCL launched a Women Leadership Development initiative to facilitate enhancement of leadership capacity of participating women officers at the middle management level. During the COVID-19 pandemic a comprehensive strategy was swiftly put in place aided by a strong digital framework including an in house Telemedicine app for employees, ex-employees and their family members for online medical consultation.
Reliance Industries (India)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest private sector conglomerate, is committed to advancing the health of our 200,000+ employees. The company’s Health, Safety & Environment charter (HSE) has been signed by RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D. Ambani with the management principle that “the safety and health of personnel and protection of the environment overrides all production goals.”
RIL’s Health and Well-being initiatives are extended under the “R-Swasthya” brand. Employees have access to free annual check-ups, a 24×7 nationwide emergency helpline, medical teleconsultation, and counselling services. Employees are empowered to manage hazards and set up additional wellness practices through the CASHE programme (Change Agents for Safety, Health & Environment).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, RIL supported 2,000,000+ employees, family members, vendor teams, and other workforce populations through uninterrupted financial support, regular COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and screening, setting up COVID care centres and implementing a work from home strategy for eligible cohorts.
RIL is currently running India’s largest corporate vaccination programme for employees and extended family members. RIL is also supporting our communities through medical oxygen, free COVID-19 care facilities, PPE kits, the world’s largest free-meals distribution programme by any Corporate Foundation, and a community vaccination programme.
Banking and Financial Services Organisation HSBC operates globally across 64 countries with approximately 220,000 employees. Supporting employees’ wellbeing is embedded in HSBC’s Global Principles “Our Values” and is included in the annual ESG report. The multinational employer has been advancing health, safety and wellbeing for over ten years, which is embedded in annual reports. The Eat Well Live Well program was launched in 2019, is available in four languages and has attracted 46,000 users since. The Global Stress Policy includes regular risk assessments and mental health awareness training for managers and staff has been rolled out virtually and in-person. HSBC is a founding partner of the Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health, launched in January 2021 at WEF’s Davos Dialogues. Global KPIs encompass employee access and interactions, global site implementation, sales of healthy choices and staff satisfaction and engagement.
Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is a multinational enterprise in the consumer goods industry. The Latin American division has been advancing healthy workplace programs since 2009. The Global Standard for Employee Health and Wellbeing represents a framework within which P&G provides expertise and services that support employee health, wellbeing and performance. The same corporate health and wellbeing standards are applied consistently at all P&G locations around the world. This entails a Global Steering Team, Regional Vibrant Living Councils, Site Vibrant Living Teams and Site Leadership signing off on the Vibrant Living strategic plan in each region. Compliance with the standards is audited and reported through a common set of key performance indicators which includes the Health Systems Key Elements and the Global Medical Scorecard. Next to high employee participation and satisfaction rates P&G was able to increase engagement (measured through the P&G survey), lower health related absenteeism and presenteeism.