Toyota Kirloskar Motor bags “Healthy Workplace Award – Platinum 2017
Bengaluru, 17th November, 2017: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has been awarded the prestigious “Healthy Workplace Award- Platinum 2017” - the highest level of recognition in the category, by Arogya World India Trust in association with Public Health Foundation of India. The award acknowledges the company’s efforts to exhibit leadership in workplace wellness and health management. Last year, Toyota was honored with Healthy Workplace Award in Gold category. Mr. Sailesh Shetty, Vice President (Human Resource Division) - Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Dr. Kowshik Kupatira, Chief Medical Officer - Toyota Kirloskar Motor, received the award on behalf of the company during the Healthy Work Place Conference and Awards held on 9th November 2017 in Bangalore.
“We are happy to be recognized for our efforts to create a healthconscious work environment. Employee wellness is one of our key human assetmanagement strategy to have a vibrant, happy & efficient organization. Weapproach wellness at holistic level beyond health to emotional & alsofinancial wellness” said Mr. Sailesh Shetty, Vice President [HR] - Toyota Kirloskar Motor. “Given the nature of business, we make sureour programs are scientific and evidence based and are designed to meetemployees varying needs," says Dr. Kowshik Kupatira, Chief Medical Officer - Toyota Kirloskar Motor.He emphasized that good health is good business and that most companies havestarted to realize that health is an investment and not an expense.
Toyota’s Health andwellness program is based on three key pillars of - A healthy person, healthyprocess and healthy environment. Over the years, the company has offeredinclusive health and wellness programs at multiple levels with first levelfocusing on sports, second level on exercise and fitness, third identifies andprevents health risk factors and fourth level focusing on enhancement of healthand productivity. Few of the unique healthcare and wellness initiativesorganized by the Toyota includes an overweight and obesity prevention program -LEAN Works!, pandemic preparedness and response plan, seasonal fluvaccinations, surveys on stress at workplace and Aasare - free counseling serviceproviding emotional support on personal and workplace issues, occupationalhealth assessment etc. Programs are also conducted aiming to facilitateemployee engagement, creating excellence in work place environment andmotivating workers through initiatives such as, Yasusa- Do easy work, and People Connect- theme based groupdiscussion. Ekiden -a unique relay marathon and use of bicycles in the campus thereby, helping tomaintain a physically fit body in a sound mind.
To share an insighton the selection criteria, the gold level Healthy Workplace achievement is anecessary pre-requisite for companies to be invited by Arogya World toparticipate in the Platinum exercise. This “By Invitation Only” effort scoreseach company's leadership and commitment to workplace health wherein specificdata on employee engagement, participation with outcomes from workplace healthprograms including non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention programs, mentalhealth programs and community health programs, are desired for. Relevant costand year-on-year biometric screening trends are also scrutinized. Arogya Worldis a global non-profit working to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCD) through healtheducation and lifestyle change. In 2016, Arogya World initiated a new PlatinumAward level to increase the emphasis on health metrics tracking withincompanies in India.