On 26 April 2017, the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony was held in Valletta, Malta. The 2016-2017 awards, organized by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), celebrated successful and innovative contributions to workplace safety and health for workers of all ages.
The entries came from a wide range of sectors and organizations all over Europe. The awarded and commended examples were demonstrably successful, sustainable and transferable to other workplaces.
IOI Loders Croklaan’s initiative was commended for the high level of employee participation. Project teams were created for three focus areas: shift work, healthy lifestyle and sustainable employability. As a result of the recommendations made by the improvement team on shift work, job sharing and part-time retirement were introduced. In addition to that opportunities were provided for internal training and for moving to other departments. Lastly, a calendar featuring activities related to nutrition, relaxation and exercise was developed to encourage positive lifestyle changes.
The established improvement teams have continued their work independently after the trial period and sustainable employment has become integrated into everyday practice at IOI Loders Croklaan.
IOI Loders Croklaan representatives with the jury