Lendlease takes out major award at 2018 Global Healthy Workplace Awards

  • 9 Sep 2018
The integrated property and infrastructure company has been named winner of the multinational employer category in the Global Healthy Workplace Awards announced on Friday 7 September in Bergamo, Italy.

Beating a number of other multinational entrants Lendlease took top honours with judges highlighting strong leadership support, the integrated nature of the programs, and impressive results including a return-on-investment, as determining factors. 

The awards, now in their sixth year, are hosted by the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces (GCHW). Their core purpose is to recognise organisations implementing programs that excel in the creation of safe and healthy workplaces with an emphasis on universal relevance and adaptability to local conditions. 

The winning programs underline how comprehensive and integrated approaches to workplace health (including occupational health, psychosocial risk management, wellness and the role of enterprises in communities) can lead to desired business outcomes, such as enhanced productivity, reduced absenteeism and improved employee morale and motivation.

Lendlease won the award based on its enduring culture of care says Lendlease Acting Group Head of Sustainability, Cate Harris. “At Lendlease, caring for our people extends beyond keeping people physically safe to also looking after their mental and physical wellbeing.

“We’re delighted to be recognised in this way and remain committed to working with our external partners who support our initiatives offering both preventative support and active help to better our people’s health and wellbeing,” she said.

“We have seen a growing interest in our program from Australian employers and Lendlease definitely stands out,” says Wolf Kirsten, co-Director of the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces.

Last year Lendlease achieved certification as a Global Healthy Workplace for 2017 to 2019, in recognition of its focus on employee health and wellbeing. The certification, granted by GCHW, assesses employer programs across a broad range of factors including health and safety, mental wellbeing, commitment from top leadership and the ability of employees to influence its design.

For more information:
Daniella Stutt
State External Affairs Manager, NSW and ACT
Lendlease Corporate Affairs
0438 301 906