Healthy Workplace Charter

Investing in healthy workplaces makes clear business sense

Free support is on offer to help you develop a wellbeing culture in your organisation and, as a result, boost performance through the London Healthy Workplace Charter.

The Healthy Workplace Charter is a framework for action that helps employers build good practice in health and wellbeing in their organisation.

As an employer in Westminster, you are eligible for the added benefits of free employee health checks and subsidised mental health and wellbeing training for managers.

Strengthen your brand and reputation and join organisations that already stand out with this prestigious accreditation.

The charter supports all types of employers, large and small, from the public, private and voluntary sectors. 

1. The benefits

There are many benefits of having a healthy and happy workforce including:

  • saving money
  • enhancing engagement
  • improving productivity
  • lowering sickness absences
  • free employee health checks and heavily subsidised mental health and wellbeing training for managers
  • free local support from a healthy workplace advisor
  • prestigious accreditation to help you stand out

For further information please see The Business Case for Wellbeing.

2. The standards

Corporate support and wellbeing

Creating a working environment which is conducive to health and supported by senior management.

Attendance management

Effective data collation and how it’s used to reduce and monitor sickness absenteeism. How is long and short term sickness managed?

Health and safety

The systems the organisation uses to monitor and improve health and safety.

Mental health and wellbeing

How the organisation protects and promotes the mental wellbeing of staff and reduce stigma.

Tobacco

As the leading cause of premature death and illness, how does an organisation go beyond the minimum legal requirement to address this?

Physical activity

How the organisation actively promotes the importance and benefits of regular physical activity.

Healthy eating

Ways in which the organisation actively encourages and enables staff to eat healthily.

Alcohol and substance misuse

The way an organisation responds to problematic use of alcohol and other substances.

3. Get involved

Register online if you're interested in signing up to the charter.

Register online

For further information or to arrange a meeting, please contact healthyworkplace@westminster.gov.uk or 020 7641 1138.

4. Events

Throughout the year the Westminster Charter team will be organising a series of events for businesses within the City of Westminster, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 

They will give businesses the opportunity to find out more about the Charter, meet the workplace leads and explore some of the added benefits of being a healthy business.

Our forthcoming events are listed below:

5. Case studies

Taylor Woodrow recently received a Healthy Workplace Charter award for commitment.

Find out more about their story


Last updated: 8 February 2017
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