The aim of the Volvo Group Health and Wellbeing Award is to focus on and reward health-supporting projects within the Volvo Group. The factory in Blainville started the PARI (plan of accompaniment for internal reassignment) project in 2001 with the aim of improving ergonomics in the various workstations throughout the factory. What is more, the factory has focused on giving added support to employees with disabilities and on raising manager and employee awareness of the importance of having a working environment that is ergonomically well-designed.
The awards committee noted among other things that the Blainville project is a good example of demonstrable respect for the individual. It is an example that can serve to inspire others in the Volvo Group.
On December 19 Volvo Trucks in Umeå will receive an honorary award for its stress-prevention programme.
2007 marks the second time that The Volvo Group Health & Wellbeing Award is being given. Last year, the ergonomics team at Mack’s Macungie factory in the USA received the award.