RSSB is among 64 organisations across the capital that were presented with an award.
Businesses in London that have shown outstanding dedication to the health and wellbeing of their staff were honoured at a special event at City Hall. On 18 November, 64 organisations were recognised at the London Healthy Workplace Awards 2019.
The London Healthy Workplace Award is an accreditation scheme led by the Mayor of London's Office and supported by Public Health England. It acts as a template for good practice and recognises London employers which invest in their employees' health and wellbeing. The scheme supports organisations of all sizes across public, private and voluntary sectors.
Deborah Archibald, Health and Wellbeing Specialist at RSSB, said: 'The London Healthy Workplace Achievement Award is a recognition of RSSB’s positive culture and our approach to championing employee health and wellbeing. RSSB is among 250 organisations that have met the Achievement standards. This places RSSB in a good position to advocate Health & Wellbeing to the rail industry.'
Dr Tom Coffey OBE, Mayor of London Health Advisor, said: 'Creating and fostering healthy workplaces has benefits for both employers and staff, improving physical and mental wellbeing, and leading to increased productivity and creativity. We want better health for all Londoners, and the London Healthy Workplace Awards both celebrate best practice and offer guidance for organisations to improve work standards. I’d like to congratulate RSSB for their great work.'
Deborah Archibald and Johnny Schute receiving the award plaque at the ceremony in London’s City Hall on 18 November 2019
The award helps organisations address some of their biggest challenges, including recruitment and retention, sickness absence, and employee productivity. Organisations are encouraged to develop wellbeing programmes across a wide range of areas. These include support for mental health and wellbeing, smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, improving physical activity and promoting healthy eating.
The Mayor of London is committed to ensuring employers across the capital are provided with clear and easy guidance on how to improve their workplaces to enable their staff to flourish. These awards complement the Mayor’s Good Work Standard which sets the benchmark for what the Mayor wants every London employer to achieve, including fair pay and conditions, wellbeing, skills and progression, and diversity and recruitment.
Employers who are interested in signing up to the Award can find out more at www.london.gov.uk/healthyworkplace, and to sign up to the Good Work Standard they should visit https://www.london.gov.uk/good-work-standard.