The northern housing association took home the ‘Excellence in Health and Wellness’ trophy at the North East HR&D Awards, a category which recognises organisations that have created outstanding strategies aimed at ensuring the health and wellness of colleagues.
Judges were impressed with the range of innovative practices and evidence-based measures that Karbon has introduced, the sustained solutions made available to its colleagues and the positive outcomes achieved in tackling wellbeing as a holistic concept.
Iain Herdman, Assistant Director of People and Organisation Development at Karbon Homes, said: “To us, supporting colleagues during their employment journey with us means helping them to enjoy a good work-life balance, navigate different personal and work transitions and be well informed about health and wellbeing. Our ‘mywellbeing’ programme aims to provide colleagues with a range of tools and resources to aid with all this.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure colleague wellbeing is integrated through the organisation and embedded in Karbon’s culture, leadership and people management and we’re really proud to have had this hard work recognised regionally.”
The award win isn’t the first time Karbon’s commitment to health and wellbeing has been applauded.
In autumn 2022 Karbon achieved the Better Health at Work Awards Gold level accreditation, a programme which recognises the achievements of employers in the North East and Cumbria in promoting healthy lifestyles and considering the health of their employees.
Gold is the third of five levels of the Better Health at Work Awards and work is already underway towards Karbon achieving the next level of the award – Continuing Excellence.
Iain added: “From the feedback we receive, it is clear what a positive impact our wellbeing activity has on our colleagues. We’ve remained committed to working with them to create a programme that has something on offer to suit everyone and we’ll continue to build on what we’ve achieved so far to keep ‘mywellbeing’ a big part of life at Karbon.”