She adds that the employees’ reactions have been positive. A survey that was conducted at the end of 2009 revealed that 90.3 per cent of the employees at Volvo South Africa felt that their employer cared about the employees’ well-being.
“This really goes to prove that our programme is successful,” says Ronelle van Eeden. “It’s also important to remember that it’s better for the company when its employees are healthy,” she adds.
The Volvo Group Workplace Safety,
Health and Well-being Award was instituted in 2006 to spotlight good examples of all the health-oriented work that is being done within the Volvo Group at global level and to inspire new projects.