Ericsson Nikola Tesla in “Living Healthy” Project
Within the project “Living Healthy”, run by the Croatian Institute of Public Health (CIPH) and co-financed by the European Social Fund, a team of CIPH experts visited our company and evaluated the work environment. The evaluation covers seven areas, which all achieved high scores. Companies included in the project have access to educational modules for further improvement of occupational health. The first of a series of educational events in the company will begin as soon as this month, when a team of CIPH experts will offer their advice and support to employees through promotion of healthy lifestyles.
- Ericsson Nikola Tesla, as a socially responsible company in every respect, continuously implements a great number of programs, including those focused on employee satisfaction and health.
- The high level of care for its employees was recognized by the Croatian Institute of Public Health, which implements the European Social Fund co-funded “Living Healthy” project, within which there is the element Health and the Workplace that contains the component “Heath-friendly company”.
- After the successful evaluation and the implementation of topical education, Ericsson Nikola Tesla will become the holder of the “Heath-friendly company” certificate.
Within the “Living Healthy” project run by the Croatian Institute of Public Health and co-financed by the European Social Fund, operational program Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020, a component “Heath-friendly company” is being implemented. A team of experts from the Croatian Institute of Public Health visited Ericsson Nikola Tesla and evaluated the company's work environment. The evaluation covers seven areas, which have all achieved high scores. Those areas include healthy nutrition, promotion of health-enhancing physical activity, occupational health & safety, smoking ban, alcohol ban, open space planning, as well as protection of consumer and client health. Good practice, a comprehensive approach and clear communication in the reference areas, as well as implementation of educational events will result in a “Heath-friendly company” certificate for the company for a two-year period.
The leader of the component “Health and the Workplace” of the “Living Healthy” project, which has its roots in the CIPH’s national program “Living Healthy”, associate professor Danijela Štimac Grbić, PhD commented: “The national project “Living Healthy”, implemented by CIPH is co-financed by European Structural Funds. It aims to promote and improve the health of all segments of population, with special focus on working population. Highlighting the importance of health of the working population, the component “Health and the Workplace” is specially designed for targeted action in raising the awareness and education of employees. We are pleased that Ericsson Nikola Tesla has recognized the significance of investment into employees’ health and has become a part of the family of companies that promote health. The evaluation conducted by the CIPH expert team showed an exceptional degree of care for physical and mental health of Ericsson Nikola Tesla employees and we expect a successful cooperation on further improvements in their employees’ health and awarding Ericsson Nikola Tesla with the “Heath-friendly company” certificate.”
Gordana Kovačević, MSc, president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, said:
“Responsible behavior of our company is imperative for us and the health of our employees is high on our list of priorities when taking care of our people. We are in this together: on the one hand, the company provides quality and motivating work environment and conditions and acts as an educator as much as it can, while on the other hand, the employees themselves, by adopting healthy lifestyles, are taking their part of the responsibility. Judging by the number of sport sections in the company, the number of individual sports amateurs, requests for healthy food in the company canteen, the good response to regular medical check-ups, etc., we can conclude that our employees themselves are very responsible and dedicated to prevention.
Therefore, we are particularly pleased to join this project because it will give us a chance to further raise awareness of all aspects of preventive healthcare, provide new opportunities for improvements and additionally contribute to well-being of employees.”
Within the project, together with the certification, the companies have access to educational modules for further improvement of occupational health. The first of a series of educational events in Ericsson Nikola Tesla will begin already this month, when a team of Croatian Institute of Public Health experts will offer quality support to employees by promoting healthy lifestyles.
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