Our Lamplighter employee programme was started more than a decade ago to improve nutrition, fitness and mental resilience of employees. A dedicated Medical & Occupational Health (M&OH) team along with the Human Resource (HR) department of the company has strategically developed this programme to address the wide-ranging health risks in employees of the company.
As part of the programme, employees are assigned colour codes based on their health check-up where green signifies good health, amber denotes the need for the improvement and red alarms the need for tracking major health improvement.
This was achieved through targeted individual health improvement plans which were tracked very closely. We ran several programmes for habit change and using the latest technology, we measured the direct impact (steps taken, calorie intake, water intake etc) and indirect impact (BMI/BP/Sugar etc) of the programmes. Our mental health programme through the ‘ReachOut’ helpline included tele-counselling and face-to-face counselling in required cases and is available for our employees and families. We provided grief counselling and support as needed. We engaged with employees to seek mental health support and educated them about the benefits of good mental health.
Additionally, India was the first Unilever country to go live and launch the LMMH (Line Manager Mental Health) - ‘Survive to Thrive’ module for addressing workplace stress. This was supported by engaging events and expert talks across our factories and offices. We also ran a workplace stress survey and celebrated International Yoga Day 2018 across locations.
Our ‘Survive to Thrive’ wellbeing activations touched over 10,000 employees across locations with a key message of embracing #Selfcare. In 2018, we significantly reduced the number of employees in red by 3.1% compared to 8.2% in the previous year.