Does Sustainability Relate to Wellness?

Jun 21, 2016

I was recently reading an annual report of a forward thinking company and was intrigued to see “Sustainability” listed as a key section of their report. There were also the usual sections one would expect including Performance, Operations, and of course the all-important Financials.

Digging a bit deeper, I noticed several sub-sections of “sustainability indicators” including one entitled Employees with a focus on Workplace Safety. They confidently reported the following for their workforce of approximately 3500 employees:

WORKPLACE SAFETY

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That is approximately $21,000 USD per year, per employee spent on workplace safety!!!


Safety is clearly a priority for this company.


What struck me was that if companies truly want to tout their sustainability, employee wellness efforts should also be prominent. While employee safety is critical, so is employee health. If wellness was taken as seriously and companies invested even half that on wellness, there could be some pretty amazing results such as productivity increased by ‘x%’ in the year, absenteeism decreased by ‘y%’ and turnover is now ‘z%’.

In addition, ‘a%’ employees report being happy and ‘b%’ of the employees recommend ACME Company to their friends, both up from ‘c%’ and ‘d%’ respectively the previous year. The net effect has improved the company’s competiveness increasing dividends to ‘$g’ for the year!

EXECUTIVE BUY-IN TO WELLNESS

How do we move corporate wellness into the corporate annual report?


By moving wellness onto the radar of the executive team.


How do you do that?


By following a step-by-step process that earns a key ingredient to success, senior executive buy-in.


SELLING WELLNESS TO LEADERSHIP

How do you sell wellness to leadership? 


Carefully and strategically.


Stay tuned for our next blog that outlines techniques to get you audience with the C-Suite.

We’ll share an innovative approach to gather and provide the right information to keep the wellness program forefront on the executive team’s mind.

NATIONAL WELLNESS CONFERENCE - WELLNESS SUSTAINABILITY

If you want to learn more about wellness sustainability, please join us at the 41st Annual National Wellness Conference June 27-29, 2016 at the Saint Paul River Centre in beautiful downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

LET’S CONTINUE THE SUSTAINABILITY CONVERSATION

Anne Marie Kirby

We work with wellness providers that are constantly working to bring wellness to the forefront of corporate business. Please contact me if you have questions about sustainability in wellness. 

Anne Marie Kirby, CEO
CoreHealthTechnologies

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Anne Marie Kirby

Written by Anne Marie Kirby

Anne-Marie Kirby is the Founder and CEO of CoreHealth Technologies. Recognized as a leading female entrepreneur by national awards panels, Anne Marie has been at the forefront of health and wellness innovation -- leading the team in developing sophisticated corporate wellness technology that empowers the wellness innovators of tomorrow.