Published: Tuesday, 21st November 2017

The eight organisations met the criteria to achieve the Healthy Workplace Charter.

Supporting employees' mental health and wellbeing, increasing the amount of exercise they do and reducing sickness rates are among the criteria they had to meet to achieve the Healthy Workplace Charter, which is backed by the Mayor of London.

Accredited organisations

Recruitment agency Russell King Associates, who are one of the sponsors of the upcoming Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards, are among the eight organisations who received accreditation at City Hall on Monday last week (13 November).

Also recognised were;

  • Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
  • South East Enterprise
  • Fareshare
  • HM Prison Isis
  • HM Prison Thameside
  • Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
  • Central Greenwich Children's Centre.

A total of 34 organisations have now been accredited in the Borough, meaning Royal Greenwich is leading the way in terms of uptake across London. The Council has been actively promoting and encouraging take up since it was first launched back in 2012.

195 organisations have been accredited across London as a whole, covering over 319,000 staff.

'I hope other businesses are inspired'

Councillor David Gardner, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: "I'm so proud that even more businesses in the Borough have received the Healthy Workplace Charter which shows their commitment to boosting the health and wellbeing of their employees.

"They are helping their staff to flourish and, in turn, are improving staff retention and productivity and reducing absences due to sickness. Well done to all the organisations who have already been recognised and I hope other businesses are inspired to follow in their footsteps."

Find out more about signing up to the Charter (London website)