India CSR News Network
BENGALURU: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has been awarded the prestigious “Healthy Workplace Award-Gold 2016” by The Arogya World India Trust in association with Public Health Foundation of India. The award recognizes TKM’s efforts to exhibit leadership in workplace wellness and health management.
The award which was conferred to TKM after careful evaluation of as many as 500 government and private companies was received by Dr Kowshik Kupatira, Chief Medical officer, Toyota Kirloskar Motor from Padma Shree Dr. Nikil Tandon, Head of Endocrinology and Metabolism Department, AIIMS at a ceremony held in the presence of corporate leaders and experts at India International Centre in Delhi on 9th November 2016.
Workplace wellness at Toyota Kirloskar Motor has evolved over years offering inclusive health and wellness programs at multiple levels with first level focusing on sports, second level stresses on exercise and fitness, third level which identifies and prevents health risk factors and fourth level focusing on enhancement of health and productivity. The company offers comprehensive solutions to develop physical, mental and emotional health of each of its employees as well as maintain a healthy and hygienic environment to work. The award was conferred based on criterion emphasizing on activities towards prevention of non-communicable disease, work-life balance, and leadership in health, wellness programs and Tobacco cessation
Expressing his delight on the award, Sailesh Shetty, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are happy to receive this prestigious award from Arogya World India Trust and Public Health Foundation of India. Employees are our best asset and as a team we are continuously striving to make our work place more safe, more enjoyable and more healthy This award ,in a way recognition of that fact.”
Few of such initiatives organized by the Toyota Kirloskar Motor includes an overweight and obesity prevention program – LEAN Works!, pandemic preparedness and response plan, seasonal flu vaccinations, surveys on stress at workplace and Aasare– free counseling service providing emotional support on personal and workplace issues, occupational health assessment etc. Programs are also conducted aiming to facilitate employee engagement and communication, creating excellence in work place environment and motivating workers through initiatives such as, Yasusa– Do easy work, and People Connect- theme based group discussion. Ekiden– a unique relay marathon and use of bicycles in the campus thereby, helping to maintain a physically fit body in a sound mind.
Arogya World is a global non-profit working to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through health education and lifestyle change. The organization strives to change the course of chronic disease by building strategic partnerships and using innovative technology to implement scalable, sustainable programs with measurable impact.