The Healthy Workplace Charter is the London Mayor’s scheme to support employers to create healthy, productive working environments and a healthier, happier workforce.
While this charter focuses on London it is applicable for businesses across the UK as it sets out the standards that businesses and organisations can aim to meet in order to improve the environment in which security staff work and their wellbeing.
Meeting this standard means that a business or organisation can receive an official accreditation (and award). It aims to help companies do the following:
- Address crucial issues like: recruitment and staff retention, sickness absence and employee productivity
- Get buy-in from senior management to improve health and wellbeing
- Make positive changes in workplace environments and attitudes
- Gain a reputation as a leading London employer, devoted to their staff
With support from a London borough, businesses can show how they are really focused on the health and wellbeing of their staff. So far over 600 employers have signed up, of whom 166 have been accredited.