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Workplace Health Promotion

In the Luxembourg Declaration (PDF 0.2 MB) the members of the network agreed on a common understanding of Workplace Health Promotion:

Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) is the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and well-being of people at work.
This can be achieved through a combination of:

  • improving the work organisation and the working environment
  • promoting active participation
  • encouraging personal development.

WHP involves:

  • Having an organisational commitment to improving the health of the workforce
  • Providing employees with appropriate information and establishing comprehensive communication strategies
  • Involving employees in decision making processes
  • Developing a working culture that is based on partnership
  • Organising work tasks and processes so that they contribute to, rather than damage, health
  • Implementing policies and practices which enhance employee health by making the healthy choices the easy choices
  • Recognising that organisations have an impact on people and that this is not always conducive to their health and well-being

The areas of activity for WHP include life-styles, ageing, corporate culture including staff leadership, staff development, work-life balance, mental health and stress, wellness, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), nutrition and health.