Our employee health programme
Lamplighter is our global programme for assessing and improving four modifiable risk factors – physical health, exercise, nutrition and mental resilience.
Lamplighter is a core part of our Well-being Framework as it provides structure and guidance on how to develop strategic initiatives around physical and mental health. This means each of our country businesses can provide support to our employees in the most locally appropriate way, such as guidance on managing long-term health conditions, diabetes, HIV or musculoskeletal concerns.
Specific goals for Lamplighter include:
- ensuring that Lamplighter is in place in all countries with 100 or more employees, which we aim to achieve by 2020
- addressing local health risks and establishing local and national health improvement plans with partnerships between occupational health and our human resources and supply chain teams.
Independent recognition for Lamplighter
Global Healthy Workplace Award for the large enterprise category, Brazil
Global Multinational Healthy Workplace Award (global achievement)
People Investor Award, Russia
National Business Group on Health Award, North America
BUPA–Business in the Community Well-being Award – UK & Ireland
Special Corporate Health Award in the category of Healthy Nutrition – Germany
HR Professional and Boussias Communications Workplace Wellbeing Award – Greece
Promoting mental well-being
- $6 t
Estimated cost to the global economy of poor mental health by 20302
There is increasing recognition of the need for mental well-being. Its importance to individuals and to society as a whole cannot be overlooked. According to the World Health Organization1, depression is expected to be the leading disease burden globally by 2030.
For the first time, world leaders are recognizing the promotion of mental health and well-being, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, as health priorities within the global development agenda. In 2015, mental health and substance abuse was included in the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda (within Sustainable Development Goal 3 on Health and Well-being). This is likely to have a positive impact on communities and countries where millions of people will receive much needed help.
While our business has long appreciated the value of a healthy workforce, today attitudes to mental health have changed radically. It’s become one of our top three health issues and is rightly high on the agenda across society too.