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1 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces The Employee Wellbeing Programme (EWP) Ghana Business Coalition on Employee Wellbeing (GBCEW) Please also read the comment sheets to get the full picture

2 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Importance of company assets Crucial for the company’s success Must be safeguarded and protected, e.g. machines, ingredients, property rights Continuous investment in assets necessary “Our employees are one of our most valuable assets” Staff is also one of the most vulnerable assets

3 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Some health stats Malaria is the number one cause of medical consultations Almost 30% of the Ghanaian adult population are overweight 30-40% have high blood pressure, of which half of them are not aware 9% have diabetes Consumption of fruit and vegetables in Ghana is among the lowest worldwide Most women with breast cancer have felt the lump already months ago but go for treatment when the disease is advanced 1/3 of women have an unmet need for family planning and risk to get pregnant without wanting it

4 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Health and safety at work (ILO) Every 15 seconds, 160 workers have a work-related accident, many of these resulting in extended absences from work Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease = 6,300 people daily and 2.3 million annually

5 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Importance of company assets Staff is also one of the most vulnerable assets Employee wellbeing programmes improve reliability of staff performance EWPs improve the work output both in quantity and quality, reduce cost, and enhance your company’s profitability

6 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces What is employee wellbeing? Wellbeing is more than physical health Health = A state of complete physical, mental and social well- being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO, 1946). Employee wellbeing = creation of an positive and healthy environment to promote a state of satisfaction which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organization (CIPD). 6

7 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Examples of impact of EWPs (1) Fit Business project at Unilever: 2,000 employees got advice on diet / exercise and had their blood pressure and BMI monitored for a year – The percentage of overweight participants fell by 26% for factory workers and 9% for office staff. – The participants were also found to be feeling happier Blue Shield of California: healthy food options, gym and exercise classes at no charge ( ): – Regular physical activity increased by 32%. – Rates of high blood pressure decreased by 66%. – Smoking rates dropped by 48%. 7

8 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Reviewing 55 wellbeing programs (Black report), Price Waterhouse Coopers found a reduction of – sick leave in 82% of the companies – staff turnover in 33% of the companies and – accidents and injuries in 29% of the companies The Royal Mail in UK reduced average annual sick leave from 16 to 10 days saving the organization £230m Staff turnover reduced from 19% to 9% at Biltmore Tourism Enterprise: “Employees who participate in our wellbeing programs do not leave” 8 Examples of impact of EWPs (2)

9 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Johnson & Johnson since 1995: – Drop in the rate of smoking by more than two-thirds; – Decline in the rate of high blood pressure and of physically inactive employees by more than half; – Savings of $250 million on health care costs over 10 yrs; – Return of $2.71 for every dollar spent (2002 – 2008) The Anderson Cancer Center achieved within six years: – 80% decline in lost work days – 64% decline in modified-duty days – $1.5 million cost savings (=lost days x average pay rate) – 50% decline in workers’ insurance premiums CDC: Companies with comprehensive EWPs and appropriate health plans can yield 3-6$ for each $ invested over 2-5 years 9 Examples of impact of EWPs (3)

10 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Evidence from Ghana (1) AngloGold Ashanti, 2006 monthly: – 6800 malaria cases in the public hospital including 2500 AngloGold workers – Malaria treatment cost for staff= $55000 Comprehensive malaria control programme; 2012: – malaria cases, incl. about 150 mine workers – Treatment cost went down to $

11 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Goldfields Ghana Ltd, : – dramatic improvements in average fitness index scores from 60% to 86% – HIV prevalence in staff = 1% (below national average), no new infections detected. – Reduction of 20% in average annual sick leave (from 5.5 days to 4.4 days). Twifo Oil Palm Plantation: prevalence of the parasite that causes river blindness in staff fell from 90% (2006) to 5% (2012) 11 Evidence from Ghana (2)

12 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces D ramatic improvement of blood pressure levels among GCNet staff 12 Evidence from Ghana (3)

13 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Costs related to the lack of EWPs Increased medical expenses / high health insurance premiums Lower staff productivity (short term absenteeism, employee morale, presenteeism, visits to the sick and of funerals etc.) Expenses for replacements, e.g.: – Recruitment and training – Lower quality and quantity output in the beginning – Costs of errors Interruptions of work following accidents Costs of delivery delays, loss of clients Legal costs (law cases) Compromised image in society, impact of consumer boycotts 13

14 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Costs due to sick leave Case: hypothetical company in Ghana, 100 employees, average monthly salary = 1000 GHC 100 x 1000 GHC x 12 months = 1,200,000 GHC annual salary Average 18 work days per month: each day of sick leave per employee costs GHC One day of average sick leave = 5,556 GHC Five days of average sick leave = 27,778 GHC

15 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Costs due to presenteeism Case: hypothetical company in Ghana, 100 employees, average monthly salary = 1000 GHC, daily salary = GHC 100 x 1000 GHC x 12 months = 1,200,000 GHC annual salary One hour of one employee not working: 6.94 GHC One hour on average of staff not working: 694 GHC One hour on average per week of staff not working: 30,000 GHC One hour daily on average of staff not working: 150,000 GHC

16 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces The EWP Concept Staff, Family & Community SOCIAL PROTECTION CEWP EWP POLICY HEALTH & SAFETY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Environmental Health Insurances: Health,Property, Accident, Life Insurances: Health,Property, Accident, Life Retirement Preparedness Financial Wellness Pandemic Preparedness Business Continuity Planning COORDINATION M& E SYSTEM Preventive Occupational Safety Curative Psycho-Social Disaster Preparedness

17 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces GBCEW – who are we? NGO with many years of experience in the planning and execution of health workplace programmes Membership scheme Over 40 member companies, among them

18 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Our offer Assistance in the design of an employee wellbeing policy and the setup of a work plan Expert talks and workshops on a variety of health and financial topics Training and continuous support of the company’s EWP staff In depth training of EWP staff on selected topics (peer education) On- and offsite screening activities Provision of low cost health products (condoms, bed nets) Supply of IEC materials Assistance in the development of business continuity plans for emergency preparedness and of safe and healthy workplaces Monitoring of the success of the company’s EWP

19 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces How to set up an EWP? Best in collaboration with an expert in workplace programmes, such as GBCEW, in order to – Get guidance with the priorities – Have access to a vast network of health and other experts – Save time and effort – Avoid typical trial and error approaches – Get your EWP operational quickly

20 Promoting Safe, Healthy & Wealthy Workplaces Thank you for your attention


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