2014 Global Healthy Workplace Awards Finalists
Spokane Regional Health District (USA)
is a local public health agency with 250 employees which serve a population of more than 400,000 in Spokane County. The Living Well Program has a 15-year history and enjoys strong leadership support and active involvement. SRHD has developed policies, system and environmental changes have greatly enhanced the way that employees within SRHD embrace safe and healthy choices.
Technica International (Lebanon)
is a repeat finalist and a family business of 140 employees, incorporated all of its health, safety and environment initiatives under its Employee Satisfaction Program. Technica continues to excel in their efforts of sharing its experience and expertise with other companies as well as the community-at-large in Lebanon.
Telefônica do Brasil (Brazil)
was a semi-finalist last year and reapplied with a stronger program. Telefônica has developed its own self-managed health insurance plan, with broad coverage all over the country. One of the outcomes of the comprehensive "BEM PERTO" program is that health insurance fees are only 7.8% of monthly payroll whereas the average in other Brazilian enterprises is 15% of payroll.
Vanderbilt University (USA)
Vanderbilt's innovative program was the first of its kind at US academic medical centers and elements of the program have been expanded into other institutions across the United States. Ongoing tracking and improvement systems are utilized including a dashboard using the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) modifiable lifestyle risks with CDC's Healthy People 2020 targets broken into annualized milestones.
has a long-standing tradition in creating healthy workplaces throughout the world and continues to drive an integrated approach to workplace health. IBM has established 10 global priorities for health promotion, which are applied via innovative ways to its many employees globally, e.g. using social analytics technology to capture "Mini Pulse" feedback from employees as they interact with health programs.
Unilever (Netherlands/United Kingdom)
calculated an ROI (return on investment) with their Lamplighter program in more mature countries of 3.14 Euros for every Euro spent. Especially noteworthy is Unilever's Global Mental Health Standard, which addresses evaluation of sources of pressure, enhancing personal resilience and supports counseling and employee referrals where needed.