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H6. Staff Health Checks
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 29 May, 2014
How many of your employees have used the staff health check offer? If unknown, please explain why.
At Mars we take associate health and wellbeing seriously. We believe that good health is good business and that our award winning in-house workplace health scheme (Winning with Wellness) is a fundamental element of achieving this aim.
Our programme aims to provide all of our employees, nearly 4000 people, with opportunities to be better informed about their health and help them to make choices about how to lead healthier lifestyles
All of our UK sites run Wellness weeks each year where all associates have access to blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and BMI tests and advice. Two of our sites also offer these tests to all associates from manufacturing attending their statutory health screening. The additional components of the medical are voluntary but there is nearly a 100% uptake. Many of our associates in this group are in a key target health group.
To ensure that we reach our associates who are not office based we have also offered our field sales associates opportunities to access health checks through roadshows at their conference and training days.
980 associates completed a statutory health screen in 2013, and examples of take up by other associates include 260 who completed cholesterol and blood sugar checks and 210 who completed blood pressure checks.
We have also provided partnered with national campaigns, including the Department of Healthâ€™s Be Clear on Cancer bowel and lung cancer campaigns, providing prostrate screening as part of Movember along with breast cancer awareness information, and a salt awareness campaign as part of 1 of our quarterly Winning with Wellness programme wellness weeks.
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