In partnership with Life Science eXecutives (LSX), Director of CGF Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (CHL), Sharon Bligh, brought together global business leaders from AS Watson, Barilla, Ferrero, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Haleon,  Kenvue, Mars, Migros Ticaret A.Ş and Tesco at the Workforce Wellbeing LIVE event on 20th April 2023 to discuss employee wellbeing strategies and best practices. These companies are part of the wider CGF Employee Health and Wellbeing working group.

Key takeaways from the meeting included: how the rise in wellbeing expectations among employees are changing the way we work; company culture, values and leadership style have a crucial impact in employee wellbeing; companies need to have a global versus local strategy for identifying barriers and expectations when tackling mental health; and finally, employee wellbeing strategies should be measurable with strong KPIs and data insights to drive progress and change. 

From left to right: Sharon Bligh, CGF, Elisabetta Cattaneo, Ferrero, Bärbel Weiligmann, GAIN, Emma Devlin, Haleon, Helen Wray, Mars, Sandra Gautier, CGF, Dhavani Bishop, Tesco, Bill Mon, Kenvue, Laura Birk, Barilla, Andy Wiles, AS Watson and Murat Birsin, Migros Ticaret at the Workforce Wellbeing LIVE event.

Thriving workforces mean successful, sustainable businesses and that is why wellbeing has been a particular focus of many CGF members. The work of the CGF Employee Health and Wellbeing working group goes beyond simply meeting the foundational Employee Health & Wellness Commitment, to covering a holistic view on health and wellbeing which provides strategic and practical value to the wider CGF membership of 10 million employees. 

Sharon Bligh, Director of Healthier Lives said, Healthy, happy employees are the foundation of every responsible business and now, in these unprecedented times, our workforces are in greater need of health and wellbeing support.” 

Follow our #WellbeingAtWork campaign to know more and see our resources on mental health on the Global Learning Mechanism