Sustainable business promotes the well-being and health of employees –

“Companies that adhere to the WHP project they are sustainable by definition. These are realities that place the person and their well-being at the center of their development. It is a question of marrying values ​​linked to a modern corporate culture, and knowing how to interpret to one’s advantage the evolution of the financial system”. These are the words of Silvia PaganiDirector ofUnion of Industrialists of the Province of Vareseduring the webinar organized by Univa’s workplace safety space entitled: “WHP 2022, the new operational manual for workplaces that promote health in Lombardy”.

The WHP project – Workplace health promotion – was born nine years ago, by the will of ATS Insubrie in collaboration with He united and the Trade unions CGIL, CISL and UIL of the territory, with the aim of making companies more sustainable workplaces, capable of improving people’s health and promoting a healthier lifestyle among employees through concrete activities promoted by the companies that join the Project . To date they have been involved more than 70 workplaces in the Varese regionfor a total of more than 22,000 workers. Realities that drive initiatives in the company on the fronts of a more correct diet; the fight against smoking, alcoholism, drug consumption and gambling addiction; promoting physical activity and social and personal well-being.

“Over the past two years, the strategic value of the WHP program and Univa’s increasingly active focus as a driving force for the many practices developed by individual companies have become even clearer. This is an excellent sign of attention to the health of the whole community – he said Elena Tettamanzi, Director of Health Promotion and Prevention of Behavioral Risk Factors of ATS Insubria -. I hope that the collaboration between Univa and ATS will continue with the same commitment to guarantee increasingly sustainable results for the territory”.

Lisa Impagliazzo, Head of Health Promotion – Hygiene and Health Prevention Department of ATS Insubria said: “The new operating manual for workplaces that promote health in Lombardy represents a turning point for the promotion of healthy lifestyles among employees. The WHP, in fact, makes it possible to concretely initiate ways to improve the well-being of staff. The desire to further facilitate proposals aimed at promoting the health of employees confirms the investment, also at an international level, in programs aimed at reducing the risk factors of chronic and degenerative diseases”.

Improvement of well-being and health, but not only. “The WHP project – explained the director of Univa, Silvia Pagani – it also offers strictly economic advantages to companies that adhere to it. First, discounts on Inail premiums. And then also the possibility of building a concrete action of corporate social responsibility to be spent financially by accessing, on the one hand, national and European calls for tenders and, on the other hand, bank credit, thanks to the increasing availability of institutions and banks to guarantee better ratings in the granting of resources to companies that commit to the objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in which the WHP is committed registered perfectly”.

Biagio Principe, of the INAIL – CONTARP Regional Directorate explains: “The comparison between the current version of the PVT manual and the model for reducing the average rate of the prevention premium (OT23) relating to 2022, made it possible to identify the correspondence between some of the WHP best practices and some of the interventions considered in the INAIL model. In the Regional Prevention Plan 2021-2025 of the Lombardy Region, the WHP program is indicated as a tool to promote the adoption, by companies and public bodies, of social responsibility paths and to develop a strategy that must be combined with the lines of action of the Regional Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030. Social responsibility and the affirmation of sustainable development reports are subjects that have a strong value for the Institute, so much so that they are included among the interventions in Section E referring to organizational health and safety management measures in the model”.

During the meeting, I am two companies from Varèse took part who have been joining the initiative for years.

La Lati – Thermoplastic industry of Vedano Olonaspecialized in the production of engineering thermoplastics for technical use, has been participating in the WHP program since 2014, as explained, Monique ParmaHR Specialist Personal Administration and Corporate Well-being: “Thanks to the collaboration with ATS Insubria, we will introduce some innovations in our company canteen with an innovative use of placemats that will provide advice for a lifestyle healthier, alongside healthy snacks in the vending machines and fruit initiative in the company.We also have a company gym that offers face-to-face and online classes with free membership at no cost.” he Varese company is also involved in the social responsibility“We contribute, for example, to the registration fees of the children of our employees in summer camps and we offer the possibility – continued Parme – of accessing a support service to follow, in smart working, their children in carrying out dad’s homework and lessons”. Finally, Lati has an agreement with a pharmacy for the delivery of drugs to the company.

the Gallarate Lasi Spa Treatment Systems (Electrical, electronic, electromechanical assemblies), represented by its competent doctor, Paolo Grillo: “The promotion of health at work is the authority of the occupational physician in the eyes of the workers. A closer relationship is created with employees who begin to understand that they have a doctor in the company with whom they can speak. The workplace is thus increasingly becoming a human environment, as well as a healthy environment”. Lasi has joined the WHP project since 2018 with a series of activities, including: “Blood tests to check employees’ exposure to cardio-circulatory risks; training courses for combating addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling; free Pap tests for working women; ways to facilitate smoking cessation”.

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