Westminster City Council’s Healthy Workplace Team was recognised at the Mayor of London’s Workplace Charter ceremony last night for their work in signing up organisations including Rolls-Royce and The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom during the last year.
The Healthy Workplace Charter, administered by councils across the capital, offers free employee health checks, heavily subsidised mental health and wellbeing training for managers and is proving valuable through improved staff engagement and productivity.
The Westminster team was one of 4 boroughs to receive a special certificate for most registrations and accreditations to the charter which supports, rewards and enables employers to promote staff health and wellbeing according to best practice.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said:"Congratulations to all the organisations who’ve been awarded an accolade. It is great to see a record number of businesses and organisations showing true commitment to the health and wellbeing of their employees.
“Their dedication to their workforce is an example of how local businesses can prosper, attract the best talent and reap the rewards of investing in their staff.”
Shelina Prabatani, Project Manager for Westminster London Healthy Workplace Charter, said: “It’s great to receive this award, it shows that Westminster is making a difference by beginning to reach the thousands of businesses and organisations in the area who are in turn committing to healthy, motivated workforces. Westminster City Council has also led by example by receiving commitment level accreditation at last night’s event.”
Dr David Roomes, Chief Medical Officer and Director of HS&E at Rolls-Royce, added: “A healthy, resilient workforce is the cornerstone of a high performance organisation. We work hard to enhance the personal health and wellbeing of our people, to help them to reach their full potential, and we are proud that our efforts have resulted in our London headquarters being awarded accreditation from the London Healthy Workplace Charter.”
Find out how the charter could benefit your organisation or register for our free interactive Breakfast Seminar at Westminster City Hall on Monday 21 November, 8.30 to 11am.