Cooper Parry’s wellbeing programme includes help and advice for employees on nutrition, wellbeing and physical activity. This includes walking groups, a pedometer challenge and team sports. The success of the programme is measured using absence data and staff feedback. The programme has led to reduced absenteeism in the workplace to a record low of 1.23%, down by 42% compared to January 2010.
University of Derby
The University of Derby created its first sports strategy in 2009, and identified key aims to increase the staff and student offer in sport and physical activity. Since then staff participation in on-campus sport such as football, netball and badminton has increased, and a Cycle to Work scheme has been introduced.
South Derbyshire District Council
South Derbyshire District Council offers free health checks for staff and opportunities to become more active such as cycle to work days and staff football and badminton sessions. A new initiative which involves training a health champion in every department is being developed.
" To recognise workplaces that demonstrate commitment to the improvement of the health and well being of their employees in a range of ways which specifically aim to encourage staff to be more active."
We hope that these awards will encourage more workplaces to find ways that they can encourage their staff to become more active.
We want you to share with us the good things that you have done over the past year in this area, the promotions, the incentives, the encouragement and the leadership that you have shown. We also want to hear about your successes and the positive outcomes from this work.
The Derbyshire Active Workplace Award is one of the award categories at the Derbyshire Sports Awards and will be open to all companies and organisations across Derbyshire which demonstrate a wide range of promotional activity within their workplace
The Derbyshire Sports Awards take place on an annual basis. This year's Awards were held on Friday 11th November 2011 at The Roundhouse, Derby