The ‘Top 100 Companies Leading in Wellbeing’ index was launched by Ibec, in association with the Business & Finance media group, during this year’s National Workplace Wellbeing Day.
This index, the first of its kind in Ireland, recognises the top businesses of all sizes who are leading the way and have improved their performance in supporting employee mental health and wellbeing.
The index is comprised exclusively of companies in Ibec’s KeepWell community and focuses primarily on those who hold an active KeepWell Mark accreditation. Exception has been made to include a limited number of companies, who upon entering the programme had already demonstrated a high standard of wellbeing performance and have put the appropriate measures in place to meet the standards of the KeepWell Mark and are scheduled for formal assessment.
With up to 1,000 companies participating annually in this year’s National Workplace Wellbeing Day on 28 April, it provided a unique opportunity for businesses across Ireland to celebrate with a range of health and wellbeing activities in the workplace.
Congratulating companies included in the index, Danny McCoy, Ibec’s CEO, pointed to their consistent demonstration of a strategic approach to and understanding of wellbeing in the workplace.
He noted that with more businesses now placing wellbeing on the agenda, greater attention is focused on how it can be recognised as a critical part of a business’s ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) strategy. “Mental health and overall wellbeing of employees is forming part of the measurable foundation of the ‘S’ within ESG,” he added.
“A positive, proactive approach to the promotion of mental and physical wellbeing can lead to benefits for individuals and organisations, including improvements in productivity, employee engagement and reduced levels of absenteeism.”
To view the ‘Top 100 Companies Leading in Wellbeing’ index, visit https://bit.ly/415hGwG
For details on Ibec’s KeepWell programme email [email protected].