Skip to main content

The Corporate Health Standard

The Corporate Health Standard is a continuous journey of good practice and improvement, and it can be used as a tool to support the development of policies that promote the health and well-being of employees. Taking an organisational development approach, which is the most effective way of promoting sustainable health improvement, the Standard promotes good practice and supports businesses/organisations in taking active steps to promote the health and well-being of their staff.

The framework begins at Bronze with a foundation of legislation, organisational support and policies and interventions which address the key workplace risks to employee health and well-being. It builds to Platinum which is the beacon for exemplar employers who demonstrate sustainable business practices and take full account of their corporate social responsibilities.

The Corporate Health Standard is divided into two sections: organisational support and specific health issues, which are essential for sustainable health and well-being improvement in the workplace.

Organisational support

How sustainable employee health and well-being is influenced through the ethos and culture of the business/organisation and its leadership process. This module reflects that organisational support is fundamental to improving health and wellbeing in the workplace. It is made up of five topic areas:

  • Senior level commitment
  • Employee engagement
  • Managing for health and safety
  • Health, work and well-being
  • Monitoring, evaluation and review

Specific health issues

The management of the key preventable ill-health issues in the workplace:

  • Tobacco
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Alcohol, drugs and other substance use
  • Food, health and well-being
  • Physical activity