Leveraging Workplaces in the Fight Against Diabetes
Workplaces have long been validated as platforms for wellness advancement and chronic disease prevention. Through our pioneering Healthy Workplace efforts in India, we are making a sound investment in public health and India’s development.
We now have more than 116 companies in India that have earned recognition as Healthy Workplaces, spanning 2.5 million employees.
Several leading organizations have joined us as partners.
In 2016, we started a Platinum Healthy Workplaces program, to shape the culture of companies to become data-driven around the health and wellness of their employees.
Every year we hold a conference and awards event to ignite knowledge sharing and advance workplace health.
Arogya World’s 2019 Healthy Workplaces are:
- Tata Consultancy Services
- India Steel Summit Pvt. Limited
- Dalmia Bharat Group
- ABB India Ltd
- Procter & Gamble, India
- Texas Instruments
- HSBC Global Services Centres India
- Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited
- Target Corporation India Private Limited
- EXL Service
- Power Finance Corporation Limited
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Jaslok Hospital and Medical Centre
- Globaledge Software Ltd
- JLL Property Consultant India Private Limited
These companies met Arogya’s key criteria (https://india.arogyaworld.org/healthy-workplaces-criteria/) at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level and completed a formal, robust, direct, and transparent assessment and site visit. For a complete list of Healthy Workplaces since 2013 click below: https://india.arogyaworld.org/programs/healthy-workplaces/healthy-workplace-award-winners/.
The Healthy Workplaces include public and private sector companies, which span healthcare, IT-enabled services, manufacturing, consumer goods, energy, infrastructure, and finance.
Arogya World’s 2019 Platinum Healthy Workplaces are:
- Meenakshi Mission Hospital
- Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies (GILAC
- Persistent Systems
- Indegene Private Limited
We are also grateful to our 2018 Healthy Workplace, 2017 Healthy Workplace, 2017 Platinum, 2016 Healthy Workplace, 2016 Platinum, 2015 Healthy Workplace, 2014 Healthy Workplace, and 2013 Healthy Workplace winners for their efforts to fight non-communicable diseases and protect their employees.
Healthy Workplace Criteria
Criteria that mark a workplace in India as “healthy” were developed in 2012 by us with the input of multiple stakeholders. These Healthy Workplace criteria, co-created with industry, are organized into 4 levels—Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum—and include establishing a work-life balance and shifting mind-set metrics, in addition to a workplace no-tobacco-use policy and easy access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. See the full Healthy Workplaces Criteria.
After companies formally apply for the award, a 3-person assessment team visits the site to score each company’s activities and confirm award levels. Healthy Workplaces are recognized at an annual award event, and in newspaper ads congratulating them on their achievements.
This invitation only effort is a higher level Healthy Workplace initiative and recognizes companies for tracking employee health data. Gold level is a pre-requisite for companies to be invited to apply. The applications are scored for their leadership and commitment to health, and for measuring data on employee engagement, health program participation and health outcomes. We have recognized 29 companies at the Platinum level through 2018.
In collaboration with Arogya World and other partners, we are showcasing and encouraging companies in India to do more for mental health. We held a half day session on mental health in the workplace at the 2018 Annual Healthy Workplace Conference & Award Event.
We have released two case studies of our Healthy Workplaces in India doing extraordinary work to improve mental health in the workplace. Each has tackled and successfully deployed mental health programs across their large workforce (>100,000 employees).