Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scooped an award for a campaign to improve the health and wellbeing of its workforce.
Nexus has secured a Silver award as part of the Better Health at Work Awards scheme which recognises the efforts of employers in the North East and Cumbria in addressing health issues within the workplace.
The award is for all the work that Nexus has carried out to continuously promote health awareness among its 1,000 employees.
This has included a series of wellbeing campaigns which have focused on a range of wellbeing topics, from mental health and cancer, to UV awareness and physical exercise.
Group Head of Human Resources at Nexus, Alison Rhodes, said: “This award demonstrates that we are fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our employees.
“It is a very important issue for us as an employer, and we know that our workforce appreciate the health awareness drives that we have introduced. Our employees are our most valuable asset and keeping them fit and healthy is a priority for Nexus.”
There are four levels to the award – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Continuing Excellence - each containing their own specific criteria to build upon throughout the award portfolio, taking up to a year to for each level.
This award recognises the achievements Nexus has made in a structured and supported way. Already holders of the bronze award, the portfolio of these campaigns was presented to the judges as evidence for the next stage of a Nexus workplace health improvement programme.
Throughout 2019 Nexus will be working towards the Better Health at Work Gold Award and more health and wellbeing campaigns will be introduced.