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We work hard to foster a Positive Health Culture at Fujitsu, an approach which supports a whole person, whole organization approach to Wellbeing.
Empowering colleagues to take personal accountability for their Wellbeing is important and we support colleagues by providing access to a number of Wellbeing resources and initiatives throughout the year.
Striking the right balance across education, awareness and intervention forms an integral part of our approach.
Approved by our Responsible Business Board, and designed in line with our organizational commitment to support the United Nations Strategic Development Goals*, the Wellbeing Strategy across UK&I for 2018-19 places an emphasis on caring for the Wellbeing of employees both physically and mentally in order to ensure we create and sustain a Positive Health Culture. We achieve this by committing to activity in five key areas:
1. Raising awareness of Wellbeing Topics
Whether through Mental Health Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day or working more locally with our business lines on content most relevant to their operation, we create an open environment to discuss wellbeing topics such as stress, caring for the mental wellbeing of our remote workforce and musculoskeletal care.
2. Encouraging participation amongst employees with a global step challenge
735 employees took part in a step challenge in 2018, achieving in excess of 976m steps in 100 days. Employees take the opportunity to learn around all aspects of their wellbeing including nutrition, and sleep, developing lasting behavioural change which will support them in both their home and work lives.
3. Promoting positive mental wellbeing in the workplace
Examples include training Line Managers in how to hold positive conversations around mental health in the workplace. Year round awareness for the support and services available through Employee Assistance Programme also helps ensure our Employees have access to independent confidential support.
4. Delivering Health Promotion Campaigns
Examples include providing complimentary acupressure massage for employees and installing sit to stand desks in three of our offices to help raise awareness and support around the importance of caring for posture and musculoskeletal wellbeing whilst at work.
5. Promoting a healthy work/life balance
Supporting our employees with ease of access to requesting reasonable adjustments.
Encouraging employees to book their annual leave entitlement in year so as to ensure they take regular breaks, and make time to enjoy life away from the workplace leaving them refreshed and energised throughout the year.
Employee access to Wellbeing benefits and Services
We provide independent, confidential and free help on a wide range of life management and personal issues through our Employee Assistance Programme, including family crises, managing money, and personal resilience. Employees also have access to the Mental Health Support Service which is available to individuals with a mental health condition, who are absent from work or finding work difficult.
In addition we provide a range of employee benefits that support employee wellbeing. These reflect a combination of core offerings available to all employees and through our annual Your Choices programme the opportunity to flex benefits, and purchase cover for certain benefits which matter to them, putting our employees in control of how they support their wellbeing. Examples include:
- Private HealthCare
- On-site Gym at our Bracknell and Manchester Office
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Savings and protection, including pension
- Lifestyle choices, such as the opportunity to purchase or sell annual leave, Health Care Cash Plans, Health Assessments, Dental cover
Helping our employees strike a healthy work-life balance, our flexible working options go beyond what is required by legislation and include part-time work, job sharing, trading annual leave and flexible hours. Flexible working is available to all Fujitsu UK & Ireland employees and we look to achieve a workable solution for employees and the company. Many of our flexible working arrangements are informal as they are agreed, adopted and reviewed by the employee and their line manager locally. This gives both parties a chance to review the arrangements periodically, adapt to any changing circumstances and agree any changes to the working pattern.
Fujitsu supports a Family Friendly approach for all employees to strike the right balance between their work and family responsibilities. We aim to assist employees (parents and prospective parents) by providing the flexibility and support that is necessary to achieve this balance while being compatible with, and beneficial to, business efficiency. For example, Fujitsu offers maternity allowance of 20% of basic pay to those eligible and operates a childcare voucher scheme to help support parents with the cost of childcare. Currently 94.4% of employees who take maternity and adoption leave (combined) return to work.
Promoting Active and Health Lifestyles for Employees:
Our catering supplier provide employees with access to information on how to improve their diet, ensuring a variety of foods are available with clear labelling in respect of nutritional value in order that our employees ca make informed choices around the food they eat whilst at work.
We support a number of initiatives to help employees get active and stay active at work. We regularly participate with the Global Corporate step Challenge as well as an annual cycle to work promotion. Creating a supportive infrastructure such as secure cycle storage also encourages sustained change in the manner in which our employees choose to commute to work.
Giving to others is one of the many ways in which our employees take small steps to support their wellbeing. Each employee is allocated one day a year to volunteer in support of their chosen registered charity. We create extensive volunteering opportunities for employees to engage with at both an individual and team level. Examples include our work around CV skills workshops in support of the Princes Trust, or taking calls through a service desk specifically created for processing donations from the public on Children in Need night. In 2019 we expect to see a number of colleagues seeking out opportunities to volunteer in support of our corporate charity partner, Autistica.
Fujitsu believes every individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and to work in an environment which is free from bullying, harassment and victimisation. This will enable employees to contribute more effectively to the success of Fujitsu and achieve higher levels of engagement, personal wellbeing and satisfaction in their role. Established processes readily accessible for employees provide a safe and supportive approach by which any concerns can be raised.