Health and well-being have a major influence on a person’s work performance. In many countries our company runs health consciousness and health promotion programs.
We are very much aware of the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle including a well-balanced work environment for the well-being of our employees and their families. In addition to providing competitive health insurance plans, Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. in Amherst, USA, for example, offers its employees preventive medical check-ups free of charge. The wellness initiative includes biometric screenings, which are used to assess the personal health status of the employees. Regardless of whether a person is struggling with a chronic condition such as diabetes or trying to lose weight or looking for tips on how to cope with stress, a health and wellness coach is available to provide advice and support.
Incentives such as healthy snacks in conference rooms and wholesome food in the cafeteria as well as Wellness Lunch and Learn sessions, bicycles and a fitness centre or discounted gym memberships are designed to motivate employees to commit to a healthy lifestyle and to encourage each other in this undertaking.