Aberystwyth University Gains Corporate Health Standard Silver Award

ABERYSTWYTH University has gained the Silver Award under the Corporate Health Standard (CHS), the quality mark for workplace health promotion.

The Corporate Health Standard is a government-funded scheme, provided by Public Health Wales. Organisations are assessed across four levels from bronze, silver, gold to platinum categories regarding their practices to promote and enhance the health and well being of their employees. Corporate Health Standard Award a

This award shows continued progress for the university in the area of Health and Safety, following being awarded the Corporate Health Standard Bronze Award in July 2014.

Deputy Director of Human Resources at Aberystwyth University, Heather Hinkin is enthusiastic about winning this award and states that it shows the University is “making real progress”.

“There is a great deal of excellent work taking place at Aberystwyth University to increase and promote health and well-being among staff and students. These include stress awareness, promoting healthy eating options in our cafes and restaurants, the Fit and Well initiative, supporting people who wish to give up smoking, and the current Travel the World campaign which encourages people to take regular exercise. I would like to thank the Corporate Health Steering Group and the staff, whose contribution to the ongoing work of promoting health and wellbeing at Aberystwyth University has laid the foundations for gaining this award.”

The CHS initiative is a progressive programme and organisations are reassessed every three years.

The work to achieve the standard is consistent with the business excellence model, which is the driving force of quality and organisational development in many organisations.