Volkswagen Poznan won the first place in the category: "Best CSR practices in the field of Health Promotion and Prevention" for the "Check-up - Health Indicator" programme, in the 2nd edition of the Know Health Popularity Poll.
The winners of the Know Health Popularity Poll 2012 were announced on November 7 during the International Forum for Health Promotion and Prevention which took place in Wroclaw. The Popularity Poll distinguishes the best programmes of healthy practices implemented by the public and business sector in the area of health promotion in Poland. This year the awards have been granted in two categories. “Best CSR practices in the field of health promotion and prevention” and “best initiative of local government units in the field of health prevention and promotion”.
Volkswagen Poznan won first place in the category: "Best CSR practices in the field of Health Promotion and Prevention" for the "Check-up - Health Indicator" programme, in the 2nd edition of the Know Health Popularity Poll. This project received the highest number of votes from the Know Health Committee. The second award went to the coalition of Danone, Lubella, Biedronka and the Institute of Mother and Child under the common name Partnership for Health for the "Breakfast gives power" programme. The third award went to Allen Carr for his anti-smoking programme "Easyway to stop smoking".
- Volkswagen Poznan has been promoting healthy living for many years. We are aware that investing in health is the most effective and the most economical choice. Such an attitude can be mutually beneficial, for employees and employers. It makes us even more pleased that our initiatives leading to an improvement in the health of employees were appreciated and recognized by external institutions - says medical doctor Dorota Niedbalska, the Manager of the Healthcare Department in Volkswagen Poznan Sp. z o.o.
Awarded competitors, besides obtaining the title of the Poll Winners and receiving Know Health 2012 statuette, will be invited to participate in a training trip to countries or organizations implementing innovative programmes in the field of health promotion and prevention.
The International Forum for Health Promotion and Prevention is organized by Forum Medicum Association in collaboration with Wroclaw Institute for Public Health, consortium of Voivode of Lower Silesia, Marshall of Lower Silesia, the City of Wroclaw and Medical University in Wroclaw.
"Check-up - Health Indicator" enables comprehensive assessment of health by carrying out advanced laboratory tests and additional examinations. It evaluates the probability of development of such diseases as myocardial infarction or stroke in the next 10 years. Results of all the tests are provided to each employee in writing and discussed during a medical consultation following Check-up. Regular participation in Check-up - every 4 years - enables employees to monitor their health condition by comparing results from separate Check-ups. Moreover, everyone can verify if their daily well-being matches the medical parameters achieved during Check-up.