By pursuing a passion for wellbeing and nutrition, we help our consumers and employees adopt a more balanced lifestyle.
As a global food service company, we recognise that we have an enormous impact on what our 20+ million consumers choose to eat and drink. We make a positive contribution to their diet and nutrition and we are proud of the role we play in promoting the benefits of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, particularly, as in some of the markets where we operate, the food we provide may be the only nutritious meal eaten by our consumers that day.
We help our clients to deliver improved employee performance and satisfaction, encouraging client retention in our business.
We drive our health and wellbeing strategy through:
According to the Global Nutrition Report 2018, obesity among adults across the globe is at record levels, and is increasing fastest among adolescents. We are in a privileged position to help consumers to make better nutritional choices, reducing their consumption of salt, fat and sugar, increasing their fruit and vegetable intake and eating smaller portions, all without compromising on quality or taste.
We believe that protecting the mental health of employees should be a priority for all responsible businesses. Our goal is to provide supportive and understanding work environments for our people and our local communities, helping them to identify and address stress and depression.
We are dedicated to helping our consumers and employees adopt a balanced diet and make achievable lifestyle changes.
We want to empower our people to help them manage?and reduce workplace stress. Working with Medibio?we are piloting a new wearable device that tracks?mental health biometrics. Our people are then able?to measure, monitor and improve their mental health.?Personalised, proactive strategies are sent straight?to the user’s smartphone and, if the scores suggest?there is a concern, they are offered a telephone?consultation with a qualified psychologist.?We have invited around 800 people at every level of?our organisation and in diverse client environments?to participate, from frontline waiting staff and?receptionists, to managers and supervisors. We expect?the anonymised data from these pilots to help us to?make strategic choices about how best to support our?people to improve their mental health.
By 2025, it is predicted that globally, 70 million young children will be overweight or obese [WHO 2014]1. Obesity in childhood is a global challenge and associated with a wide range of serious health complications, including an increased risk of premature onset of illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. For the last 10 years, our team in the UK have worked with West Sussex County Council to provide school meals in over 200 primary schools. Through our shared passion to deliver healthy school food, we have worked together to reduce sugar in our menus and are proud to report that we have achieved a 41% reduction of sugar between Autumn 2014 to Spring 2016.
This work forms part of our Healthy Starts school programme and our commitment to support the UK’s Childhood Obesity Strategy. Through the programme, we work with schools in under privileged areas with specific challenges relating to food poverty. For instance, we run one-hour interactive school classes for the pupils to see, feel and taste different foods. The aim is to excite them by sharing healthier snacking choices and to provide ideas for nutritious meals that they can easily create for themselves, such as Healthy Start breakfast granolas. We also support their parents, through a two-hour masterclass to share ideas on how to develop healthy meals on a budget, with all ingredients costed at local supermarkets. This activity includes the Healthy Starts website which hosts further information and recipes.
Due to the success of the programme, we were delighted to be asked to feature in a Public Health England report as a key case study.
World’s first biometric mental health management programme.
We want to empower our people to help them manage and reduce workplace stress. Working with Medibio we are piloting a new wearable device that tracks mental health biometrics. Our people are then able to measure, monitor and improve their mental health. Personalised, proactive strategies are sent straight to the user’s smartphone and, if the scores suggest there is a concern, they are offered a telephone consultation with a qualified psychologist.
We have invited around 800 people at every level of our organisation and in diverse client environments to participate, from frontline waiting staff and receptionists, to managers and supervisors. We expect the anonymised data from these pilots to help us to make strategic choices about how best to support our people to improve their mental health.