2015 Global Healthy Workplace Awards Winners

The 3rd Annual Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit was held May 18th-19th in the beautiful Florianópolis, Brazil. The Summit was co-hosted by the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces (http://globalhealthyworkplace.org) and FIESC/SESI, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote industrial competitiveness of Brazilian companies and enhance the quality of life of industrial workers in the state of Santa Catarina. With over 250 attendees from 25 countries, every continent was represented for a truly global exchange of emerging trends and innovative ideas in workplace wellness. Many more were able to join via live steam.

Out of applications from 25 countries, 6 finalists with the highest scoring programs presented their comprehensive healthy workplace initiatives before a panel of judges and summit attendees. The winners of the awards were:

  • Small-Medium Sized Enterprise: Lan Spar Bank, Denmark

Since launching their “Bank in Motion” program in 2009, their revenue has more than tripled, customer satisfaction has improved, and employee sick leave has been reduced from 8 to 4 days per year.

  • Large Enterprise: Unilever Brazil

Unilever Brazil has adapted Unilever’s global health strategy to meet the particular needs of their workforce with great success achieving a positive ROI (return-on-investment).

  • Multinational Enterprise: GlaxoSmithKline, UK

GSK introduced the global leadership expectation to release energy, which directs all leaders to accomplish their objectives in a way that fosters healthy, energizing, and inclusive ways of working that do not compromise well being.

The esteemed runners-up were Naya Jeevan of Pakistan (Small-Medium Enterprise), Vanderbilt University of the United States (Large Enterprise), and Chevron of the United States (Multinational Enterprise).