Goodwin has been recognised with a Platinum award for its participation in the Healthier Work ACT recognition program.
The award is given to organisations that have consistently implemented a robust health and wellbeing plan for its employees for four or more years.
“There has never been a more important time for workplaces to prioritise the mental health of their workforce through supportive workplace cultures, practices and programs”, said Jacqueline Agius, ACT Work and Safety Health Commissioner. “I congratulate all our participating workplaces and thank them for their commitment to creating safe and healthy workplaces.”
Goodwin’s employee health and wellbeing program covers a wide range of activities and benefits including the annual Staff Appreciation Day, on-site yoga and meditation, discounted fruit and vegetables for staff at certain markets, mental health resources, training tools, and reimbursement of quit smoking products such as nicotine patches.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, Goodwin is also offering free counselling for all staff to help manage stress and anxiety, as well as supporting employees to take leave if they’re sick or have to care for a sick family member.
Executive Manager People and Culture, Turin Prasantha said, “Goodwin is very proud to be listed among Healthier Work ACT’s platinum organisations. Our employees remain our biggest asset and we are committed to their health and wellbeing as we strive to deliver exceptional and consistent care for our customers”.