In 2013, Arogya World committed to implement a pioneering Healthy Workplace Awards program in India, to help prevent non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, in the workplace setting. The purpose of this commitment is to prevent chronic diseases for working professionals in India by transforming workplaces to become health-promoting environments. This commitment will provide an opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate leadership in preventing NCDs.
Through this commitment, Healthy Workplace Awards will be given to 100 organizations in India before December 2016, contributing to improving the health of 1,000,000 employees. Given annually around World Diabetes Day (November 14), these awards (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) will provide an external score-card and incentivize companies to invest in workplace wellness. Site visits by a 3-person assessment team will confirm award levels. A full-page ad in newspapers around the country will promote the winners and this program to motivate more companies to join in subsequent years.
The criteria for the Healthy Workplace Awards were developed in 2012 in India, with Indian experts and multi-stakeholder input. The criteria were released in November 2012 to a gathering of Indian and global stakeholders from government, medicine, public health, and industry. Joining Arogya World in this Commitment as partners are the Public Health Foundation of India, Aon plc and NationWide. Arogya World will also be collaborating with the Department of Health & Family Welfare, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and the Government of India on this effort.
|Location||India, South Asia|
|Value||USD 550 Thousand|