Stepping up to the challenge

Stepping up to the challenge

ERIKS employees collect steps in a worldwide wellbeing challenge

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STEPPING UP TO THE CHALLENGE

/Employee wellbeing is an important issue. for the ERIKS Group, and since the 2013 10/10 Challenge encouraged colleagues to walk at least 10,000 steps a day, new challenges have been set. The TRI2015 Challenge gave more participants more ways to collect more steps towards their total.

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TRI2015, which ran from 1st September – 31st October, offered the opportunity to take part not only for ERIKS Group companies, but also for colleagues from the SHV Head Office, where managers gave their firm support.

/POSITIVE IMPACT

An impressive 20% of the workforce joined in, and the variety of ways in which they accumulated their steps was as varied as the people who took part. As well as walking, running, cycling and swimming, participants collected steps by adopting "green" travel options to get to work, and even by volunteering in the community. As Group Employee Wellbeing Manager Helen Hill explained: “Giving something back to the community you are part of has a very positive impact on your life, and this resonates with our company values and our sustainability strategy."

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A team spirit was encouraged across the regions, with updates on Twitter and pictures on Instagram including “Buildings seen on my walk” and “Who joins you?” – which produced some interesting pets-with-pedometers photos!

/ONE ERIKS

"TRI2015 helped to build our 'One ERIKS' team spirit with a global perspective", said Helen Hill. "For the future, as well as our annual Challenges, we will be looking at a year-long programme, focusing not only on health and fitness but also, for example, on work/life balance, and other areas affecting employee wellbeing throughout the ERIKS Group."

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