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P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 30 April, 2015
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
Employee-led initiatives continue to be preferred by colleagues engaging in physical activity. We take an active approach to promoting awareness of these initiatives and to support via our communications platforms. Most recently, lunch-time yoga sessions have been arranged at our Head Office site, offering colleagues the opportunity to take part in and benefit from the activity.
Our broader company approach continues through our support of the Cycle to Work scheme which has seen a 20% annual increase in participation over the last year.
McCain's long-term support for the Yorkshire Coast 10k also continues, with participation levels having further increased since last year's record breaking achievements. With many colleagues also taking part in the run, we promote and celebrate this physical activity initiative through our communications platforms both internally and externally.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
Please estimate the number of your employees who participated in your workplace physical activity programmes over the last year and explain how you arrived at this estimate.
Has the number of your employees participating in your workplace physical activity programmes increased since last year? If unknown, please explain why.
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
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