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Employee health & wellbeing

At HUL, we help our employees be the best version of themselves by empowering them to enjoy a healthy, safe, and high-quality work-life balance.

A diverse group of people sitting on blocks

We know that when people are healthy and well, and living their life’s ‘purpose’, they can contribute more – whether that’s to their families, work or society.

Our Wellbeing Framework

Our Wellbeing Framework underpins everything we do to support our employees’ health and wellbeing. It is a segmented framework to support the individual wellbeing needs of our employees. It includes:

  • Purposeful

    Identifying what really matters to us and connecting to that as much as possible in all we do.

  • Mental

    Managing our mental choices and reactions to distractions, pressures, challenges, and adversity.

  • Emotional

    Finding ways to feel positive and confidently face life's challenges.

  • Physical

    Looking after our health, fitness, diet, sleep and energy levels so we approach challenges with zeal.

Bringing purpose to work

Our workshop, ‘Discover Your Purpose’, helps employees identify their purpose for a more fulfilling career and professional development.

This also helps our people deepen their engagement and optimism at work, thus improving overall wellness.

Breaking stigma around mental health

According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 10% of the world’s population is affected by mental health issues, and 15% of working-age adults live with a mental disorder. Nearly two-thirds of people who need treatment never seek help from a health professional due to stigma and discrimination. Depression and anxiety are estimated to cause US $1 trillion in lost productivity globally every year.

Our approach to breaking the stigma around mental health in our workplace includes:

  • Culture

    We empower our workforce through education, raising awareness, addressing stigma, and normalising conversations around mental health.

  • Leadership

    We raise awareness and boost mental health support through role-modelling.

  • Prevention

    We provide teams and individuals with self-help tools, including expert information and lifelong learning.

  • Support

    We seek to enable a strong foundation of all-around, all-pervasive access to mental health guidance while driving conversations about it.

Stress management session at HUL office

Support one, support all

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers 24x7 support all days a year, in local languages, and can be accessed via call, text, or chat. It includes a range of options, such as access to counselling, mindfulness-based stress reduction courses, life coaching, financial wellbeing, and resilience training.

Prevention is the best cure

At HUL, our objective is to build psychologically strong, high-energy teams.

We have Mental Health Champions (MHC) within our organisation. They are a network of 800+ volunteer employees who extend support to colleagues in need. They act as first responders to their colleagues suffering from mental health issues and guide them to the appropriate resources.

Our MHCs are widespread, which allows for peer-to-peer mental health conversations while emphasising our ‘Team Energy’ approach.

Mental health champion workshop at HUL’s office.

Healthier U: A holistic approach to health

A HUL employee undergoing a routine health check up

‘Healthier U’ is our flagship programme designed to empower employees to cultivate and sustain a healthier lifestyle. It is designed to help employees care for their physical, emotional, and mental health.

  • Through Healthier U, we strive towards adding healthy years to the lives of our employees, thereby empowering them to realise their untapped potential.
  • It involves understanding their motivations and attitude towards health, evaluating their medical profile, and strategising timely effective interventions such as specialist consultations and personalised sessions.
  • Over 15,000 of our employees underwent health risk assessments in 2023. We also ensured theme-based health drives including onsite health checkups, celebrating World Mental Health Day and organising an onsite flu vaccination drive covering 3000+ employees.

A HUL employee being vaccinated during an employee health drive

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