Sixty-four businesses have been recognised for their dedication to the health and wellbeing of their staff at the London Healthy Workplace Awards 2019.
The awards ceremony was held at City Hall on Monday (18 November).
The accreditation scheme, led by the Mayor of London and supported by Public Health England, acts as a template for good practice and recognises London employers that invest in their employees' health and wellbeing.
The scheme supports organisations of all sizes across public, private and voluntary sectors. Some 297 organisations have been accredited to date, covering about 369,000 employees.
The award helps organisations to address some of the biggest challenges businesses face - including recruitment and staff retention, sickness absence and employee productivity. Organisations are encouraged to develop wellbeing programmes across a wide range of areas, including support for mental health and wellbeing, smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, improving physical activity and promoting healthy eating.
Dr Tom Coffey OBE, health advisor to the Mayor of London, said: "Creating and fostering healthy workplaces has benefits for both employers and staff, improving physical and mental wellbeing, and leading to increased productivity and creativity. We want better health for all Londoners, and the London Healthy Workplace Awards both celebrates best practice and offers guidance for organisations to improve work standards. I'd like to congratulate all the winners for their great work."