Unipart Group has won the Bupa Wellbeing at work award in Business in the Community’s 2016 Responsible Business Awards held at the O2 in London.
The award recognised Unipart’s robust approach to employee wellbeing through a programme called Unipart WorkWell, which encourages and supports employees to lead healthier lives. The company was proud to be among other leading companies in the finals including: Marks and Spencer, BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall, Visualsoft and Northstar Housing Group.
As part of the programme, Unipart has arranged health checks, gym and fitness sessions, stress workshops, mental health awareness training, stop smoking clinics and provides all employees with access to a 24-hour helpline.
More than a quarter of all Unipart employees having taken part in one of the Unipart WorkWell events and as a result the company have seen a year-on-year increase in employee engagement levels. In addition, the company has also reduced absence and made an estimated saving of £330,000. The programme has also strengthened the Unipart’s reputation as one of the safest companies in the world to work for by assisting in winning seven British Safety Council Swords of Honour in 2015.