It is rewarded for its steps to boost staff wellbeing
Merton Chamber of Commerce has been recognised for supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of its employees by the award of London Healthy Workplace Charter accreditation.
The programme, backed by the Mayor of London and delivered locally with the support of Merton Council’s Public Health Department, rewards businesses that take concrete and sustainable steps to boost staff wellbeing.
Merton Chamber of Commerce CEO Diana Sterck, said: “We are delighted to have earned commitment level accreditation under the London Healthy Workplace Charter. We are 100% committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees and it’s wonderful to have that recognised. We strongly feel that wellbeing is core to running a successful and productive organisation, which is why we actively encourage other businesses in all fields to consider signing up to the London Healthy Workplace Charter.”
Employers are increasingly recognising the link between healthy, happy employees and a more productive, motivated workforce, as figures show sick pay costs the average business £250k every year.
Merton’s Healthy Workplaces Consultant Nicola Davenport, who helped guide the Merton Chamber through its London Healthy Workplace Charter application, said: “This is a thoroughly well-deserved award. Merton Chamber of Commerce was able to demonstrate a clear and ongoing commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of its team.
“Their approach is clear evidence of how local business can prosper, attract the best talent and reap the rewards of investing in their staff by adopting straightforward yet effective policies and practices. It also sets an excellent example to all businesses in the borough, and I am already working with a number of other local organisations to help them achieve similar successful business outcomes and gain accreditation under the London Healthy Workplace Charter.”
Merton businesses can find out more about the chamber’s local healthy workplace service at http://www.mertonchamber.co.uk/healthy-workplace/ or contact Healthy Workplaces Consultant Nicola Davenport direct at Nicola@mertonchamber.co.uk.
June 1, 2016