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A.E. Rodda & Son Ltd

A brief summary of why we became a healthy workplace

The health and wellbeing of our employees at Roddas is fundamental to the achievement of our company’s current goals and future ambitions. Having healthy, stress-free and well motivated employees results in better staff retention rates, lower levels of sickness and higher levels of performance

Our practices now speak for themselves with sickness absenteeism below 1% which is well below the average for our industry (currently 2.7%)

Recent health and well being activities

2014 has been a great year for Rodda's for our health and wellbeing initiatives. A group of staff formed the "Rodda's Ramblers" who took on the mammoth task of walking 100km

We have also formed an employee forum where health and wellbeing is at the heart of our discussions.

 

Plans/aims for the next year

We have huge plans for the next 12 months for health and wellbeing. At Rodda's we are very lucky to have wonderful open spaces to  make use of and in 2015 we intend to develop the area around our reed beds for walking activities and outdoor activities for staff.

Our Rodda's Ramblers are also planning to do the 3 peak challenge in July 2015 aiming to climb Ben Nevis,  Scaffel Pike and Snowdon.

Roddas are also one of only 49 companies within the UK to sign up to the alcohol pledge for the Public Health Responsibility which goes live on the 21st January 2015

"What I most enjoy is being able to have fresh fruit every day. I don't get the chance to have fruit at home and so being able to have this at work helps me to stay healthy"

- Staff
Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

Casestudy

St. Austell Brewery won a gold award on their first year of taking part in the programme. Chrissie Knight, Occupational Health Manager for the brewery, commented, “Caring for and investing in the workforce has always been a priority at the Brewery and it is wonderful to gain recognition for the work that takes place at all levels to ensure that we remain an employer of choice for people in the South West, which is not only because of the opportunities that exist at many levels within the organisation, but also because of the support and benefits that exist for all employees”

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